About the Book
The present book, "Indian Art, Archaeology and Culture" is an edited book which covers wide range of subjects like Indian Art, Architecture, ure. Traditions, Paintings, Archacology, Heritage, Muscology, Culture, Buddhism, early historical archaeology, Budd prehistory and even proto-cholarly volume contains twenty four and research papers tory. This This which have been collected from eminent scholars from India and abroad and the number of articles incorporated in the volume is an index of their response towards this venture. The present book contains paper like paper on various aspects like History of Fortification with Special on Brief Reference to Kerala, Dholavira Fortifications: Building Materials and Techniques and Prelude to Defence Structural Activity in Art History: A Case Study of Proto Historic Cultures of the Ganga Valley talk about the defence Ganga mechanism in past. Similarly the paper on Jainism in Anantapur District, Andhra Desha and Buddhism in Ancient Gandhara: An Appraisal of Its Origin & Evolution in the Region talk about various aspects of Jainism and Buddhism. The papers on the Understanding of Historical Era's through Archaeology, An Archaeological Investigation of Baraut Tehsil District Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) and Revisiting the Prehistoric Site of Borda Bridge: In Light of Recent Explorations throw welcome light on archaeological aspects.
About the Authors
Vinay Kumar (b. 1976), Ph. D. MA (Ancicot Indian, History, Culture and Archaeology), MA (Archacology and Heritage Management), Post-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology from Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Presently he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian, History, Culture and Archacology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Prior to this he has worked as Assistant Professor at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh Dr. Kumar has worked as Consultant and Assistant Archaeologist in ASI. He has also worked as Research Scholar in Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts and Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi. His areas of specialization include Field Archaeology. Art History and Heritage Management.
Dr. Kumar is recipient of Gold Medal by former Hon'ble President of India for being University topper. Dr. Kumar has been awarded Junior and Senior Research Fellowship by University Grants Commission. He has also been awarded National Museum of Korea 2014 and 2016 Museum Network Fellowship by Govt of South Korea. He has been awarded Study and Research Grant by the Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum to undertake project on "Ethnoarchaeological Perspectives on Megaliths of Bastar
He has participated and supervised many archaeological excavations namely excavations at Lahuradeva (UP), Bhimrana (Haryana), Baror (Rajasthan), Hansi (Haryana), Bhanpura (M.F), Gambhirwatola (M. P.), etc. He has undertaken many research projects and their outcomes have been presented in many National and International workshops, seminars and conferences. Dr. Kumar has worked with many International and National Scholars. He has published more than forty five research papers in many national and International journals. He has authored the book titled, West Asian and Hellenistic Elements in Indian Art, Mani Sushma: Archaeology and Heritage and Early Harappan Culture of Kot Diji-Sothi Complex.
He is a life member of many national and international committees/societies like Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi, International Association for Asian Heritage (IAAH), Colombo, Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA), Pune, Museums Association of India (MAI), Indian Art History Congress, Indian Society for Greek and Roman Studies (ISGARS), Madhya Pradesh Itihas Parishad (MPIP), Sagar, Indian History Congress (IHC), New Delhi, Wakankar Rock Art and Heritage Welfare Society (WRAHWS), Bhopal etc. He has organized five International and six national conferences. Dr. Kumar is well versed in Persian, German, Sanskrit, Oriya, Bangla and Maithili languages.
In India art, archaeology and culture have been an important part of life since earliest times and have reached the highest level achieved by mankind. Owing to trade and to diffusion of religions and philosophical systems mutual influence between the various artistic traditions of India has been strong. Today no topic of Indian art history can be studied in isolation. Archaeology, including the study of prehistoric and early historical artifacts, is naturally related to art history Rapidly expanding field work adds to our knowledge of early life in every day. The Studies in Indian Art, Archaeology and Culture are concerned with the archaeology and with traditional visual art, both movable objects and architecture. The present volume Le Indian Art, Archaeology and Culture contains twenty four scholarly research papers of International and national scholars pects of Indian art, archaeology, architecture, paintings, museum studies, Jainism on various aspects and Buddhism like paper on Brief History of Fortification with Special Reference to Kerala, Dholavira Fortifications: Building Materials and Techniques and Prelude to Defense Structural Activity in Art History: A Case Study of Proto Historic Cultures of the Ganga Valley talk about the defense mechanism in past. Similarly the paper on Jainism in Anantapur District, Andhra Desha and Buddhism in Ancient Gandhara: An Appraisal of Its Origin & Evolution in the Region talk about various aspects of Jainism and Buddhism. The papers on the Understanding of Historical Era's through Archaeology, An Archaeological Investigation of Baraut Tehsil District Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) and Revisiting the Prehistoric Site of Bords Bridge: In Light of Recent Explorations throw welcome light on archeological aspects.
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