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Ancient Sciences and Archaeology: Journal of the Ancient Sciences & Archaeological Society of India, Volume 2

M.D. Sampath (Editor) N. Pankaja (Editor) S. Saroja (Editor) S. Kayarkanni (Editor)
Synopsis This volume includes the articles presented on the occasion of the National Conference on Ancient Sciences and Archaeology held from March 27th to 28th, 2006 at Sri Parasakthi College for Women, Courtallam. Scholars from different parts of the country took part in the academic deliberations and present papers on various topics of ancient Sciences and Archaeology. It was aimed at the interactions of the scholars on different issues and the recent researches done in the field of Archaeology, Ancient Mathematics, ancient Physics, Archaeological chemistry, Ancient Biology, Ancient Economics and Commerce, Epigraphy, History, Numismatics, Onomastics, Computer Analysis of Ancient Data, Science in Sanskrit and other languages, etc.
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About the authors

M.D. Sampath

Born on 15th July 1941, Dr. Sampath had his graduation and post-graduation from Madras University. He took his Doctorate degree from Karnatak University in 1976. He has taken the Post Graduate Diplomas in Geography, Anthropology and Sanskrit from the University of Madras. He served as an Epigraphist in the Dept. of Archaeology Govt. of Madras, French Institute of Indology, Pondicherry, University of Mysore and in the Archaeological Survey of India. He is the retired Director of Epigraphy, Archaeological Survey of India. He has authored the book on Chittoor Through The Ages and contributed over 100 research papers which cover on diverse field as political history, art and architecture, numismatics, archaeology, onomastics and epigraphy. As one of the editors of Epigraphia Carnatica volumes his contributions to Tamil and Kannada epigraphy is rich. He had delivered Prof. Balakrishna Nayar Endowment lectures in the University of Madras. His contribution to the problem of the origin and orthography of Brahmi scripts has invited many criticisms from researchers. The editing of the texts of inscriptions of the Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi became the nucleus of another monograph to which the ICHR has awarded fellowship. Dr. M.D. Sampath was honoured with the General Presidentship and with a copper-plate citation in 2005 for the outstanding services rendered to the field of epigraphy. He also presided over the medieval history session of the Andhra History Congress held at anaparti. He has to his credit as the editor of South Indian Inscriptions volumes, Epigraphia Indica volume, Topographical list of South Indian Inscriptions and North Indian Inscriptions, Epigraphia Indica Index, Annual Report on Indian Epigraphy, Journal of Epigraphical Society of India, Journal of Place Names Society of India, Epigraphs of Madhya Pradesh and Journal of Ancient Sciences and Archaeology. With the help of latest techniques, he has created software for various Indian scripts. He has edited a number of felicitation volumes.

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N. Pankaja

Born on 30th July, 1945, Smt. N. Pankaja had her graduation and post-graduation from Madras and Madurai universities. She took her post graduate Diploma in Computer Application from Alagappa University. She was awarded the Research Fellowship by CSIR. She took up the teaching profession and served as Asst. Professor in Mathematics at Meenakshi College, Madurai and as Head of the Dept. of Mathematics at Sri Parasakti College for Women for over 29 years. She has authored more than twenty-five research papers covering the field of Ancient Mathematics, Ancient Sciences, Epigraphy, Numismatics, Onomastics, besides her rich and valuable contribution to Mathematics and Computer application. She had organized the All India Conferences on Epigraphy and Place-names and as well Ancient Sciences and Archaeology. She held the post of Principal of Balamurugan Arts and Science College and Marudhar Kesari Jain College for Women. To the field of Ancient Mathematics her contribution is highly commendable and valuable.

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S. Saroja

Born on 4th November 1953, Mrs. S. Saroja was gradated from Madurai Kamaraj University. She joined as Asst. Professor in Sri Parasakti College for Women in 1977 and continued to serve as Selection Grade Lecturer till date. She has attended the Refresher course in History at Madurai and participated in three workshops at Women's Christian College, Stella Maris College, Chennai and M.S. University, Tirunelveli. She has delivered lectures on History and tourism in several colleges. As a Secretary, she organized the Epigraphy and Place names conferences and the Conference on Ancient Sciences and Archaeology. She has authored more than dozen articles on History, Culture, Epigraphy, and Place-Names.

S. Kayarkanni

Born on 1st June 1960, Smt. S. Kayarkanni did her post-graduation in Economics and Mathematical Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University. She took her doctorate degree from the same university. She served in the teaching faculty of Mother Teresa Womens’ University and Lady Doak College. She is guiding the M.Phil and Ph.D., students of Economics. She has contributed more than fifty research papers to various journals related to Agricultural research , Marketing, Epigraphy, Onomastics, etc. Her research papers have figures in the leading journals like Agricultural situation in India, Mano Research Papers, Mano Research Forum, Industrial Resurgence in Rural India, scope and Strategies, Revamping Financial Sector, Studies in Indian Epigraphy, Studies in Indian Place Names, Journal of Ancient Science and Archaeology and so on. She has made an in road into several national, regional conferences, seminars and workshops through her rich and significant contribution on the latest researches on various aspects of economics, environment, agricultural growth, epigraphy, etc. She is presently the Reader in Economics in Sri Parasakti College for Women.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ancient Sciences and Archaeology: Journal of the Ancient Sciences & Archaeological Society of India, Volume 2
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.11.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788180901522
length xv+263p., Tables; Figures; Notes; References; Appendix; 29cm.