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Kashmir And Its Monumental Glory

R.C. Agrawal (Author)

Abounding rich natural beauty, ecology and environment, Kashmir valley is also a treasure house of archaeological wealth and cultural heritage. The valley is enriched with monuments and sites of great significance right from prehistoric times to late medieval period. The present volume presents a detailed cultural spectrum of Kashmir on the basis of scientific-archaeological study. Besides the ecological and historical background of the land, the author has given vivid description of Neolithic-Megalithic culture in the valley; early historical cultural remains; temple architecture and Islamic architectural heritage. Based on empirical investigations/excavations and case studies, the present work weaves on authoritative history of Kashmir-peeping through its monumental glory, culture, art and architecture. Meticulously researched the book is based on the critical use of vast scientific and archaeological data. Profusely illustrated with maps, line drawings and photographs, this volume will go a long way in fulfilling the needs of scholars, students and lay readers.

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About the author

R.C. Agrawal

Dr. R.C. Agrawal (b. 1947) joined the Archaeological survey of India in 1972. He explored and excavated a number of sites in various parts pf the country. He also participated in excavations at Purana Qila, Delhi; Mathura and conducted excavations at Hampi in Karnataka in the year 1979-80. during 1985-1990, he explored Buddhist sites in Ladakh region and carried out excavations at Tisseru stupa. He is widely travelled and member of ICOM, ICOMOS and other academic bodies.

In his career he has served as Director (Monuments), joint Archaeology, Member Secretary, Indian Council of Historical Research, Pro-Vice Chancellor, National Museum Insitute and Professor of Museology, Principal Director, Architecture Heritage Division, INTACH. Presently, he is a visiting faculy to Architectural Conservation Department (SPA), Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological survey of India, National Museum Institute and President of Rock Art Society of India.

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Title Kashmir And Its Monumental Glory
Author R.C. Agrawal
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.02.2021
Edition Reprint.
Language: English
isbn 9788173051074
length xviii+208p., 73 Plates, 69 illustrations, 4 Maps, Bibliography, Index, 29cm.