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Purabharati: Studies in Early Historical Archaeology and Buddhism (In 2 Volumes)

B R Mani (Editor) S.C. Saran (Editor)
Synopsis Purabharati deals with the Early Historical, Archaeology and Buddhism and comprises the recent trends in the field of Archaeology, Art, Architecture, Epigraphy, Numismatics, dating, literary philosophy, religion etc. This commemoration Volume is a literary tribute to Prof. B.P. Sinha, a silent, selfless and scholarly personality by his admirers, colleagues and pupils. The work is divided in two volumes and three sections containing a wide range of articles, which reflect various aspects of Early Historical and Buddhist studies. This is the real tribute to the enlightened soul, whose contribution to Indian Archaeology is unparalleled. Perceptive, insightful and selective, the book is an indispensable reference instrument. The unusual variety of subjects and notable richness of illustrations combine to make this a work of endless fascination. The book will prove to be an invaluable asset not only to the academicians, art-historians, archaeologists, orientalists, researchers and libraries, but also to the lay readers.
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About the authors

B R Mani

Dr. Buddha Rashmi Mani, born 17 April 1955 (Gunhill, Mussoorie) in a family of patriots, academicians, administrators, is presently Director (Archaeology) in the Archaeological Survey of India, Janpath, New Delhi. he has had a meritorious academic record from High School to the University, always standing first class first. He got his Master's degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Banaras Hindu University in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1980 on 'Life in the Kushan Age'. He taught the subject in B.H.U. and at Central Institute of Tibetan Higher Studies, Sarnath in between 1978 and 1984 after which he joined the Archaeological Survey of India where he worked in various capacities of Group 'A' service in different circles and branches and directed more than a dozen significant archaeological excavations, such as at Lolkot, Salimgarh fort, Sankisa, Siswania, Kanishkapura, Ambaran and Ayodhya and also conserved a number of monuments in Goa, Maharashtra, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. He has been Director of the Institute of Archaeology (ASI), New Delhi. he has widely travelled and has represented the country in international conferences in Male, Tehran, Leicester, London etc. and has contributed two books, 'The Kushan Civilization' and 'Delhi: Threshold of the Orient' alongwith more than 100 research papers published in national and international journals.

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S.C. Saran

S.C. Saran (b. 14th July 1947) is B.A. (Hons) Pol Science and M.A. in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology from Patna University. He is working as Superintending Archaeologist in A.S.I. He has participated in many explorations and excavations, important ones being Jethian Valley (Rajgir), Bhimbandh (Jamue), Jahangira, Champa and Vikramshila at Antichak (Bhagalpur), Chirand (Chapra), Bihar and Agucha in Rajasthan. He has published more than three dozen learned articles in reputed journals, felicitations and commemoration volumes. He organized an exhibition "Durzba Doshti" in Moscow, Russia in 1988 under cultural exchange programs. He also organized an important Museum 'Swatantrata Sangram Sangrahalaya' (1857-1947), which was inaugurated on 2nd October 1995 by the then Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri P.V. Narsimha Rao. He also put together many Museums like Archaeological site Museum Ropar (Punjab), Jogeshwar (Kumau) and Panipat State Museum, Panipat (Haryana). He has, from time to time, organized many exhibitions important among them being Jawahar Kala Kendra (Jaipur) and Delhi Red Fort. He was also one of the editors of the B.B. Lal Felicitations volume.

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Bibliographic information

Title Purabharati: Studies in Early Historical Archaeology and Buddhism (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188934399
length lvii+240p., lvii+243-468p., Maps; Figures; Plates; References; 29cm.