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Ancient Indian Metallurgy: Theory and Practice

Ashoka K. Mishra (Author)
Synopsis Metallurgy is an interdisciplinary subject consisting of geology, mining physics, chemistry and other applied offshoots of science. Currently its technological advancement is theory based application while contrary to it in ancient times it was empirical one (based on experiments and observations). This empirical based metallurgical advancement of ancient India was in no way inferior to the theory based advancement modern times. The core of this book is to explain limpidly the theoretical scientific principles hidden in pyrometallurgical advancement of the yore in India. The vital role of geoecology and mineral resources of the country in the furtherance of metallurgical innovation is also one of the prime aspects of this monograph.
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About the author

Ashoka K. Mishra

Ashoka K. Mishra is a distinguished archeologist presently working as a Reader in the department of History Culture and Archeology of Dr. Ram Manohas Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad. He was awarded Kun d-Kund Gyan Pith Puraskar in 1998 for his outstanding work in Jain atomism. He was associate at Indian Institute of Advanced Study center Shimla (1996 –1990). He is the author of large number of research papers and three books: The Indian Black Wares (Delhi, 1989) Swatantrayotar Bhartiya Puratatva ke Pachas Varsh: 1947-1997 (Faizabad, 19978) and Ethno-archaeometallugry of Iron in India (Delhi, 2003)

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Title Ancient Indian Metallurgy: Theory and Practice
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.02.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173200922
length xi+218p.