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Secular Monuments of Sirpur

A.K. Sharma (Author) Prabhat Kumar Singh (Author) Praveen Tirkey (Author)

Sirpur was the ancient famous capital of Dakshin Kosala which is known for its secular past. Part of a report on Sirpur excavations over the years, the volume deals with the secular structures that were unearthed at Sirpur, with detailed descriptions of the palace complex, prime minister’s house, priests’ houses, residential complexes,, temple shops, hospitals and the market. It also discusses the planning of the capitals and cities on the basis of Vastushastra and role of the topography of the area in planning the township along with water management in Sirpur from sixth century BCE onwards. With illustrations that include drawings of plans and photographs, it views the role of the citizens in construction of various establishments including tanks. It takes up the question regarding causes of collapse of Bhuj in the thirteenth century as well.

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About the authors

A.K. Sharma

A.K. Sharma received M.Sc. (Mathematics), B.Ed., M.A., (Economics) L.L.B. and M.Phil, degrees from Meerut University Meerut. He has over 16 years of teaching experience of both graduate and post graduate level and also guiding the candidate appearing for various competitive examinations. He has written more than three dozens textbooks in mathematics. his bublication "Combined Engineering Entrance Examination Guide" and I.I.T. Mathematics" is being widely acclaimed and also adopted by the students in India and abroad. He is in the Committee of degree college Pt. Tej Ram College of Education and Law. He is also Director of Modern Public School, Raj Nagar Ghaziabad.

Prabhat Kumar Singh

Prabhat Kumar Singh young and energetic Archaeological Supervisor, Govt. of Chhattisgarh is working at Sirpur excavation and has written on Bronzes and Copper Plates recovered from Sirpur Excavations.

Praveen Tirkey

Praveen Tirkey is cmployed as Excavation Assistant in Directorate, Culture and Archaeology of Cbhattisgarh Government and worked in Sirpur and Rajim excavations. He also participated in scientific clearance and surveys conducted by the department. He is the co-author of the book 'Secular Monuments of Sirpur' and has published many articles.

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Title Secular Monuments of Sirpur
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350501726
length xiv+205p., Illustrations; Colour; Maps; 28cm.