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Rock Art and Archaeology of India: Prof. Shankar Tiwari Commemoration Volume

K.K. Chakravarty (Editor) G.L. Badam (Editor)

"Rock Art and Archaeology of India" is a commemoration volume of articles, compiled in honour of Prof. Shankar Prasad Tiwari, a well known and pioneer in rock art research, cultural geography, archaeology and natural history. He discovered the Kutumsar Cave and vanishing subterranean biological species in Bastar and rock art sites in the Betwa source region. The articles published in this book are diverse, incorporating various fields of his engagement including rock art, numismatics, temple architecture, chalcolithic, neolithic culture etc, in Central India. Also included in this book is a selection of published and unpublished articles of Prof. Shankar Tiwari. The inter-disciplinary archaeological explorations on rock art in this book will be useful to students and researchers of archaeology, who would like to relate the discipline to other natural and social sciences. This work will be a useful addition to any library or personal collection.

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About the authors

K.K. Chakravarty

Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty is a renowned art-historian with M.A. in History from Calcutta. University. M.P.A. in Public Administration and Ph.D. in Fine Art from Harvard University, U.S.A. He has lectured extensively in India and abroad. He has many publications to his credit including books on Orccha, Gwalior Fort. Khajuraho, Rock Art in India and the World, Dangwada excavation, the Indian Family. He has launched and edited important issues of the archaeological magazine Puratan. Some of his forthcoming publications are the Early Buddhist Art of Bodhgaya, Art of Daksina Kosala, articles in the Macmillan Dictionary of Art, London, an edited volume on Tribal Identity. He has chaired sessions in national and international seminars including World Archaeology Congress, World Ethnobiology Congress, Indian Science Congress. He is member of many expert committees and learned societies at the State, national and international level. A senior member of the Indian Administrative Service, he has specially concerned himself with development of museums and organization of excavation, conservation and non-invasive recycling of monuments, ecological monitoring of cultural and administrative initiatives throughout his eventful career. At present, he is Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Man) at Bhopal, promoting a multidisciplinary museum movement dedicated to the revitalization of dead, languishing, vanishing arts and crafts, ethnic identity, skills and knowledge.

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G.L. Badam

Dr. Gyani Lal Badam, a leading quaternary geologist and palaeontologist, has vast experience in excavating and studying various palaeontological sites throughout the country. After obtaining his PhD on the Siwaliks of northwest India from the Punjab University, Chandigarh, he moved on to establish the discipline of palaeontology at the renowned Deccan College Postgraduate and Research Institute, Pune, where his academic interests diversified to include various river valleys in central and peninsular India. However, the focus of his research for some time has been the central Narmada Valley and some tributaries of the Godavari and Krishna rivers. After a tenure at the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal, Dr. Badam is presently associated with the Department of Culture and Archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh, Raipur, to establish a multicultural complex and to study some less known aspects of geoarchaeology of Chhattisgarh.

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Bibliographic information

Title Rock Art and Archaeology of India: Prof. Shankar Tiwari Commemoration Volume
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.10.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173200724
length xxiv+236p., 66 Plates