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Archaeology of Eastern India: New Perspectives

Gautam Sengupta (Editor) Sheena Panja (Editor)
Synopsis The Archaeology of Easter India: New Perspectives attempts to deal with some of the questions and problems in the archaeology of the region and highlights empirical work currently in progress in diverse areas of Eastern India. Archaeology in Eastern India is fraught with numerous problems. There have been very few systematic field surveys or excavations alongwith a complete lack of multidiscliplinary work in this area. We are yet to gain any comprehensive insight into the culture-history of the region. Moreover scholars have rarely critically questioned many concepts, ideas and assumptions which are basic to the understanding of the discipline itself. This book deals with a few of such theoretical problems, the notion of a “site” the debate on style and chronology as well as the importance of tools like ethnoarchaeology and the use of natural sciences in archaeological understanding alongwith a review of current research. This book is a beginning to a more critical and holistic
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About the authors

Gautam Sengupta

Gautam Sengupta is currently the Director of Archaeology and Museums, Government of West Bengal and the Secretary. Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training, Kolkata. He completed his Phd from the University of Calcutta and taught at Visva Bhaarati, Santiniketan, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong between 1979-90. He was a Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow of the Ancient India and Iran Trust at Cambridge in 1995, a Visiting Scholar, Maisson Science de L’homme Paris, as well as President, Archaeology Section of the Indian History Congress, Calcutta Session (1995). His main area of research relates to historical archaeology and art history of Eastern and North-eastern India.

Sheena Panja

Sheena Panja teaches archaeology at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. She completed hew MA, MPhil and PhD from JNU, University of Cambridge and Deccan College, Pune. She was a Fellow at the Centre for Archaeological Studies and Training between 1996-2001. Her interests include archaeological theory and historiography of archaeological thought.

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Title Archaeology of Eastern India: New Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190149903
length viii+623p., Figures; Tables; Plates; Maps; Appendices; Notes; References; 26cm.