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The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958: With Rules, Amendments, Notifications and Orders

Alok Tripathi (Author)
Synopsis India is rich in cultural heritage.  The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 is the principal Act for the preservation of ancient and historical monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance and for the regulation of archaeological excavations, etc in India.  In the fast changing social and economical scenario and rising level of awareness it is necessary for archaeologists and administrators to understand the law in full.  Since its enactment in 1958, there have been several amendments.  It was difficult to get original notifications and updated copies of the Act and Rules in any single library.  It is the only publication where all Notifications - Act, Rules, Amendments, Orders, Corrigendum are compiled with great accuracy.  Introduction also gives brief history of legislations dealing with cultural heritage in the country frequently Asked Questions would help students and common reader to understand various provisions of the Act and Rules.  Creations of prohibited and regulated area around protected monuments has also affected public living in and around ancient and historical monuments in cities, towns or even in remote villages.  This book would be of great use to archaeologists, historians, researchers, heritage managers, administrators, lawyers, architects, town planners, artists, film producers, event managers and public at large, who need to refer to them, for conducting their duties and activities in accordance with the law.
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About the author

Alok Tripathi

Dr. Alok Tripathi, born in 1965 at Gwalior, obtained his Masters Degree in A.I.H.C. and Archaeology and Sociology from Jiwaji University, Gwalior and Doctor of Philosophy from M.S. University of Baroda. He has participated in archaeological excavations at Karbabhat and Sorar, Sopara, Paithan, Dholavira, Rakhigarhi and Ojiyana. He is a diver and has participated in underwater excavations at Dwarka in the Arabian Sea; Transquebar and Kaveripattnam in the Bay of Bengal; Calanque de I' Ann (France); La Pointe Lequin (France); Cala Culip VI (Spain) in the Mediterranean Sea and Saint Vaast La Hougue (France) in the English Channel. He is presently heading the Underwater Archaeology Wing of the Archaeological Survey of India. He is Director of excavation of a shipwreck Princes Royal off Bangaram Island and excavation at Elephanta Island, in the Arabian Sea and excavation at Mahabalipuram in the Bay of Bengal. He has visited France, Spain, Monaco, Denmark, U.K., Hong Kong, Macau SAR China and Nepal. He is the author of 'Excavation of Princes Royal', 'Recent Excavations in Rajasthan' and editor of 'Proceedings of the International Seminar on Marine Archaeology' and 'Remote Sensing and Archaeoogy'. Besides he has published more than 50 research papers in various reputed journals and other volumes.

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Title The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958: With Rules, Amendments, Notifications and Orders
Author Alok Tripathi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 9788175741836
length xiv+233p., Tables; 26cm.