Ancient India Metallurgy (Theory and Practice)

Ancient India Metallurgy (Theory and Practice)

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Book Specification

Item Code: AZH270
Author: Ashoka K. Mishra
Language: ENGLISH
Edition: 2009
ISBN: 9788173200922
Pages: 217 (Throughout Black and White Illustrations)
Other Details 10.00X7.50 INCHES
Weight 598 gm

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About The Book

Metallurgy is an interdisciplinary subject consisting of Geology, Mining, Physics, Chemistry and other applied offshoots of Science. Currently its technological advancement is theory based application while contrary to it in ancient times it was empirical one (based on experiments and observations). This empirical based metallurgical advancement of ancient India was in no way inferior to the theory based advancement modern times.

About the Author

Ashoka K. Mishra is a Professor of Archaeology in the Department of History, Culture & Archaeology at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad. He authored the books viz., The Indian Black Wares (Delhi, 1989); Swatantrayotar Bhartiya Puratattava Ke Pachas Varsh 1947-1997 (Faizabad, 1998); Ethno Archaeometallurgy of Iron in India (Delhi, 2003) and Dynamics of Environmental Changes in Prehistoric India (Delhi, 2006).


The culture of every nation derives strength and vitality from its traditions and achievements of the past. In metallurgy, we are here to a great tradition. Metallurgy is the study of metals including their extraction from ores and the modification of alloys to produce materials of superior properties like bronze, brass, steel, etc.

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