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Ratnasri: Gleanings from Indian Archaeology Art History and Indology

Arundhati Banerji (Editor)

This book contains twenty-two papers contributed by eminent scholars from India and abroad dedicated to commemorate Dr. Neel Ratan Banerjee, who was a well-known archaeologist and earned distinction for his contribution on the Iron Age Archaeology in addition to his two most important excavations conducted at Ujjain and Nagda. He has also worked in many megalithic sites while he was in the Archaeological Survey of India. He later left the ASI to join as the Director General, National Museum.

The papers included herein are the outcome of researches done on archaeology, art, architecture, epigraphy, iconography, landscaping, monuments and seals, over the years besides reminiscences from some of his close friends and associates who always held Dr. Banerjee in high esteem. These papers, with notes, references and bibliography are well illustrated and are grouped into five sections, viz., Archaeology, Art and Iconography, Architecture and Landscape Archaeology, Epigraphy, Seals, Documentary Study, and Miscellaneous.

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About the author

Arundhati Banerji

Dr. Arundhati Banerji now a Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, joined the Archaeological Survey of India, for Post-graduate training in Archaeology (1972-73). Ever since she takes active interest and participation in all the branches of archaeology. Thought her keenness in the field of Epigraphy and Numismatics of early period, made her to pursue further studies in archaeology, she studied numerous antiquities preserved in different Museums and Central Antiquities Collection of the Survey. Her long association with the Survey, enabled her to study the stylistic evolution of various art forms particularly the terracottas. She was awarded Ph.D. (1990) for her work Terracotta Art of Northern and Western India from c. 2000-e00 B.C. Besides many research papers, she has also contributed articles for “An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology (ed.) A. Ghosh. At present, she is assiduously working for a monograph Terracotta Art of India on which she has already contributed widely in many Research Journals. She has also traveled abroad in connection with the Festival of India, Paris.

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Title Ratnasri: Gleanings from Indian Archaeology Art History and Indology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 8174791647, 9788174791641
length xxx+292p., 26 Figures; 149 B/W; Colour; Plates; 29cm.