ISBN 9788121500876,An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, 2 Vols (Vol. I: Subjects) & (Vol. II: A Gazetteer of Explored and Excavated Sites in India)

An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, 2 Vols (Vol. I: Subjects) & (Vol. II: A Gazetteer of Explored and Excavated Sites in India)

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Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788121500876

ISBN-10 8121500877

Hard Back

Number of Pages 898 Pages
Language (English)

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An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology is a significant reference work on archaeology in India. It is an authoritative work of permanent value in which the knowledge and expertise of Indian archaeologists from the Archaeological Survey of India, universities and other institutes have been pooled together under the editorship of the late A. Ghosh, former Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India. The Encyclopaedia has been planned in an ambitious manner; it is not a mere alphabetical listing of entries with sketchy information on topics. Vol. I deals with certain broad subjects relating to Indian Archaeology, is divided into twenty chapters, alphabetically arranged. Each chapter is further divided into sections and subsections containing independent and self-contained essays. For example, in the chapter on "Cultures," one can find detailed information on various cultures in India; the chapter on "Basis of Dating" contains articles on archaeological dating, archaeomagnetic dating, radio-carbon dating, numismatic dating, palaeographic and epigraphic dating, thermoluminiscent dating, etc. For those interested in getting further information on the subjects and in looking into the original sources and references, each entry also carries an exhaustive bibliography. The Vol. II of An Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology is the Gazetteer. It contains basic data and information on all the explored and excavated sites in India along with reference to published reports and/or notices on each. The Encyclopaedia is thus an authoritative reference book not only for the specialists, students and research workers in the field of archaeology, but also for all those who wish to study India's ancient past.