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Harappan Art

D P Sharma (Author)

The book Harappan Art deals with the art object in stone, metal, glyptic art, terracotta, jewellery and ceramics. This book is descriptive catalogue data of 200 Harappan objects. The first chapter is on includes nomenclature, discovery, extent, chronology, migration, Harappan collection in National Museum, settlement pattern, social stratification, art, craft, seal, religion, burial and decline. The second chapter is on harappan stone image and here we have catalogue data of 16 images. The third chapter deals with rate copper images. The fourth chapter is on Harappan jewellery items in gold, silver and stone. The fifth chapter is on harappan glyptic art. The rectangular/square seals bears negative engraving of script and motif. The sixth chapter is on Harappan terracotta art and this deals with male, female, animal and bird figurines. The seventh chapter is on harappan ceramics. Till today we have 2668 Harappan sites and we have excavated 208 sites. The areas covered 1.6 million sq. km. by Harappan civilization extended from Suktagendor to Topal and Sanyoli on Hindon in western U.P. and Shortughai in north to Daimabad in south. Mohenjodaro and Ganweviwala are largest Harappan sites.

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About the author

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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Title Harappan Art
Author D P Sharma
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.06.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188934410
length 324p., Maps; Plates; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.