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Kalpavrksa: Essays on Art, Architecture and Archaeology

D. Dayalan (Author)
Synopsis This Volume of selected essays comprises 12 papers, covering prehistory, proto-history, epigraphy, religion and art & architecture of India and abroad. The main aim of this book is to focus on the recent discovery of the author in Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh besides systematic and critical study of various academic components of archaeology. The Study on the memorial stone (Rune stone) in Sweden is an added attraction of the present work. This first article deals with diverse significant stages of pre and proto historic cultures of Madhya Pradesh, its strati-graphy and techniques. The next two essays discuss about the important epochs under the Buddhist influences and the recent discovery of an edifice of Gupta period in Madhya Pradesh. Fourth article gives an outline of Roman pottery and the latest study of imported ceramics reported at Artkamedu, while the fifth article following it present a vivid picture on the Memorial stone (rune stone) in Sweden. The next seven papers re
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About the author

D. Dayalan

Dr. D. Dayalan presently working as Deputy Superintending Archaeologist in the Archaeological Survey of India, Vadodara Circle, Vadodara, obtained his Master’s Degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Madras and Post-gradute Diploma in Archaeology from School of Archaeology, New Delhi. He stood first in M.A. received the award. He holds Doctorate degree from the Nagpur University, Narpur in 1990. Since his inception in the Archaeological Survey of India in 1984, he has actively participated in the exploration and excavations. He discovered a good number of sites through his explorations in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh and participated in several excavations of Ramapuram, Vallam, Aurovalle, Darasuram, Arikamedu, Mamallapuram, Sanchi, Satdhara, Kanaganahalli, Hampi, etc. Dr. Dayalan author of two books, Early Temples of Tamil Nadu: Their Role in socio-Economic Life (c.A.D. 550-925) and Monolithic Temples of Madhya Pradesh has contributed several research papers to leading journals on Archaeology, Epiraphy, Numismatics, Art and Architecture. He is a recognised examiner for Doctoral examination for many Universited. He has been invited in 1993 to Sweden to deliver lectures in Uppsala University. He also visited France, United Kingdom and Germany in academic ventures. In 2001 he has participated in the ACCU International Exchange Programme under the UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust for the promotion of International Co-operation and studied the Management system and Conservation of various World Heritage Monuments in Japan.

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Title Kalpavrksa: Essays on Art, Architecture and Archaeology
Author D. Dayalan
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180900037
length 220p., Illustrations; Maps; Drawings; 29cm.