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Rock Art and Archaeology of India

by K.K. Chakravarty (Ed.) and G.L. Badam (Ed.)

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This volume in memory of Prof. Shankar Prasad Tiwari, a famous pioneer in rock art research, cultural, geography, archaeology and natural history has research papers on rock art, Chalcolithic and Neolithic cultures in central India, numismatics, temple architecture, etc. A selection of published and unpublished articles of Prof. Tiwari himself has also been included for the benefit of students and researchers. The interdisciplinary archaeological exploration on rock-art covered in this publication would be useful to scholars.

Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • Biographical Sketch
  • I. Dedications
    1. Obituary : Prof. Shankar Tiwari (1928-1998)/G.L. Badam
    2. (Article in Hindi)
    3. A Tribute to My Father : Caverna (Richu) Tiwari (Daughter)
    4. For My Father/Anurag Tiwari (Son)
    5. Prof. Shankar Tiwari as I knew him/A.A. Abbasi
    6. A Tribute to My Dadaji/V.K. Bajpai
    7. Prof. Shankar Tiwari/M.N. Buch
    8. (Article in Hindi)
    9. Note on Prof. Shankar Tiwari/O.P. Mehra
    10. My Dear Friend and Colleague Prof. Shankar Tiwari/B.N. Mishra
    11. (Article in Hindi)
    12. (Article in Hindi)
    13. Prof. Shankar Tiwari - A True Friend and Philosopher/Agam Prasad
    14. Goodness and Grace/Ramayan Prasad
    15. Prof. Shankar Tiwari as I Knew him/R.K. Sharma
    16. Unfathomable Memories/A.P. Singh
    17. In the Loving Memory of Prof. Shankar Tiwari : A Geographer, an Archaeologist, an Explorer/R.R. Singh
  • II. Research Articles
    1. A Brief Survey of the Rock Paintings of Kathotia, Distt. Sehore, M.P./K.K. Muhammed, S.S. Gupta and J. Manuel
    2. Ancient Indian Coins in the Collection of Prof. Shankar Tiwari/S.J. Mangalam
    3. Archaic Rock Paintings of Sagar District/S.K. Bajpai
    4. Chalcolithic Copper Objects from West Bengal : Archaeometallurgical Studies/Pranab K. Chattopadhyaya
    5. Coins Attributed to be of Satavahana King Krishna/Ajay Mitra Shastri
    6. Conservation of Rock art : Examples from Panchmarhi/Meenakshi Pathak
    7. (Article in Hindi)
    8. (Article in Hindi)
    9. Neolithic Kalimpong/Biswanath Samantha
    10. On the Survey of Rock Paintings/Shigenobu Kimura
    11. Piplya Lorka (Raisen) (1983-84)/O.P. Misra and R.R. Singh
    12. Pre-Historic Paintings of Bebas Valley/Mashkoor Ahmed
    13. Rock Art in Chhattisgarh : Towards a Comprehensive Understanding/K.K. Chakravarty
    14. Rock Art of the S-Belt (Based on the Discoveries of Prof. Shankar Tiwari) (Translated from Hindi)/Pushpa Tiwari
    15. Rock Paintings in Central India and Related Aspects - A Summary/Keiko Soda
    16. Shakti Temples in Madhya Pradesh : An Observation/Ahmed Ali
    17. Shiva Temple Gandai : A Reassessment/V.K. Bajpai
    18. Some Thoughts About Art/Barbara Olins Alpert
    19. Why Deny Evidence on Horse?/J. Manuel
  • III. Selected Works of Prof. Shankar Tiwari
    1. Some Reminiscences
    2. Rock Paintings at Chiklod
    3. Jaora - The Shelter of the Largest Rock Painting in India
    4. Twenty-Five Years of Rock-Painting Exploration in the Betwa Source Region (A Re-Appraisal)
    5. Gupteswara - The Hidden Lord
    6. A Visit to the Subterranean Cavern of Kutumsar
    7. Coins and the History of an Unknown Ancient City of Narmada Valley
    8. Marble Rocks of Jabalpur and Bastar Landscape National Parks
    9. Painted Rock Shelters of 'S' Belt and the Chalcolithic Culture of the Betwa source Region.

About the Author:

Dr. Kalyan Kumar Chakravarty is a renowned art-historian with M.A. in History from Calcutta, University. MPA in Public Administration and PhD in Fine Art from Harvard University, U SA. He has lectured extensively in India and abroad. He has many publications to his credit including books on Orccha, Gwalior Fort. Khajuraho, Rock Art in India and the World, Dangwada excavation, the Indian Family. He has launched and edited important issues of the archaeological magazine Puratan. Some of his forthcoming publications are the Early Buddhist Art of Bodhgaya, Art of Daksina Kosala, articles in the Macmillan Dictionary of Art, London, an edited volume on Tribal Identity. He has chaired sessions in national and international seminars including World Archaeology Congress, World Ethnobiology Congress, and Indian Science Congress. He is member of many expert committees and learned societies at the State, national and international level. A senior member of the Indian Administrative Service, he has specially concerned himself with development of museums and organization of excavation, conservation and non-invasive recycling of monuments, ecological monitoring of cultural and administrative initiatives throughout his eventful career. At present, he is Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (National Museum of Man) at Bhopal, promoting a multidisciplinary museum movement dedicated to the revitalization of dead, languishing, vanishing arts and crafts, ethnic identity, skills and knowledge.





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Title: Rock Art and Archaeology of India
Author(s): K.K. Chakravarty (Ed.), G.L. Badam (Ed.)
ISBN: 9788173200724
Year of Publication: 2010
Language: English
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