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Early Harappans and Indus Saraswati Civilization (In 2 Volumes)

D P Sharma (Author) Madhuri Sharma (Editor)
Synopsis According to a scholar the Harappan Civilization is the gift of two rivers - the Indus and Sarasvati whose tributaries had played a dominant and decisive role in the origin of this bronze civilization. As of now around 2658 Harappan and its associated sites have been reported, of which 1058 sites are located in the dried-up bank of the Sarasvati river. The Sarasvati was a mighty river between ca. 5000 and 1800 B.C. Around ca. 1800 B.C., due to neo-tectonic movements in the Himalayas, the river started drying up. It flowed down from the Himalayas to Adi Badri towards Desalpur in Gujarat. This work is a collection of forty research papers contributed by the noted scholars and historians from India and abroad. Volume-I contains nineteen papers which includes introduction, the origin of Harappan, and Early Harappan village chalcolithic cultures. Volume-II covers on Indus Sarasvati Civilization and includes twenty-one papers on the Mature Indus Sarasvati Civilization which contain controversial and clashing views. Available archaeological evidences suggest the Atharvavedic and Mature Harappan were contemporary and they had contacts with each other. The Atharvavedic people were the authors of the copper hoard culture. The nomenclature, either of Harappan, Indus or Indus Sarasvati civilization hardly matters as the meaning of these are the same. This has been confirmed on the basis of the available archaeological evidences. Bound in two volumes, the papers with notes, references and bibliography are well illustrated and grouped in three parts, i.e., Introduction; Early Harappans; and Indus-Sarasvati Controversies.
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About the authors

D P Sharma

Dr D.P. Sharma did his M.A. in Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology from Allahabad University. He continued his field work and participated in various excavations at Pangoraria, Mansar, Naramada valley, Bhimbetka Chopani-Mando, Mehgara, Koldihwa, Mahadaha, Sringavepur and Bhardwaj Ashram. Besides this, he did extensive exploration in districts of fatehpur, Pratap Garh, Allahabad of U.P. and Buddhani area of Madhya Pradesh. Another significant contribution of Author is discovery of Menander-I (Posthumous) Brahmi inscription from reh. During 1983-84, he was awarded  Commonwealth scholarship and he meritiously qualified M.A. (Archeology) with specialization on Palaeolithic-Mesolithic of world, from Institute of Archaeology, University of London. He participated in the excavation of Suxxes (U.K.) and Pincenvent (France). He has completed D.Phil. research in Allahabad University. In 1985, he joined as Dy. Keeper at National Museum, New Delhi. In 1993, he was promoted as Keeper in National Museum. At present he is Associate Professor in National Museum Institute and Head of Collection, Harappan and pre-history, national Museum, New Delhi. He has 20 books and 175 research papers in his credit.

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Madhuri Sharma

Madhuri Sharma did her M.A. in Ancient History. She passed Post-graduate diploma in Museology. She did some research work on Application of Statistics in Prehistoric Archaeology in Deccan College, Poon. She participate in excavations at Pangoraria, Chopani Mando and Bhardwaj-Ashram. She also participated in an International Seminar at Hong Kong University and she has published two books and sixty Research papers. Her important publication is MUSEUM AND MUSEOLOGY. At present she is engaged in a research project on early metal Images of South Asia. She has done a project on documentation of Early Metal Images in Museums of U.P.

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Bibliographic information

Title Early Harappans and Indus Saraswati Civilization (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 8174790721
length xvi+533p., (53) Col. Plates; (68) Figures; 29 cm.