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Archaeology of Things

K.Krishna Murthy (Author)
Synopsis This imposing book Archaeology of Things has delved deep in the study of the prehistoric world, and the great ancient civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, and India. Dr. Murthy with his immaculate scholarship and scientific sensitivity has marshalled the study of the subjects like pottery, bronze, iron, glass, dwellings, musical instruments, sport devices, writing materials, medical lore and the like of the ancient period. The acumen of the book is highly enriched by the addition of an appendix--man, at the end. Needless to say, this book with its mine of information, generates enormous interest and inspires further research in the same lines. This volume is the outcome of Prof. Krishna Murthy's three-and-a-half decades of dedicated industry and indefatigable research. This book is certain to become an authoritative, and major archaeological tome for all time to come.
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About the author

K.Krishna Murthy

Prof. Dr. K. Krishna Murthy, M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., FRAS (London), a distinguished archaeologist, and art-historian was born IN 1930 IN Andhra Pradesh. He obtained (Hons.) and M.A. degree from the Andhra University, Waltair, and his Ph.D. and D.Litt. degrees from the Nagpur University, Nagpur. He was elected as fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, Ireland (FRAS) in 1972 and member of RAI and RAA in 1985. He was associated with the Archaeological Survey of India for complete 34 years. He was formerly a Professor of History and Indian Culture in Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashantinilayam and was its Dean, Faculty of Arts of Sometime. A Scholar of eminence and a prolific writer, he has authored about twenty books and hundreds of research papers in various journals of repute both in India and abroad. His devoted and unflinching love for Buddhism kept him tagged in to the excavation of the famous Buddhist site like Nagarjunakonda Salihundam, Kalingapatnam, Amaravati to mention a few. His specialization in Buddhism resulted in bringing out authentic works on various aspects of Buddhism on such as iconography, art, architecture, religious philosophy reflecting his wonted scholarship and sensitivity in the field. His forte has been the material Culture of Ancient India in its several epochs on which he has brought out a series of Excellent treatises. His deputation to Sri Lanka under Indo-Sri Lanka Cultural exchange programme in 1978 enriched his longings in Buddhistic studies in greater indepth.

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Title Archaeology of Things
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1998
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8175740051
length x+190p., Appendix; 26cm.