Art & Archaeology of India: Stone Age to the Present
Indraprastha Museum of Art & Archaeology, Jan 1, 2003 - Art - 129 pages
The book begins with an introduction on the prehistoric and proto-historic cultures of India. Well-known historians discuss human evolution as gathered from hominid fossil remains, pre-human hominid remains of the Siwaliks and fossil remains of the Narmada basin. The systematic study, mentioning the areas of finds and their geography and other characteristics, examines the nature of cultural relics belonging to each period and dynastic rule; agriculture, trade, settlement and migration patterns related to making, use and spread of art materials; how the finds reflect upon rise of craft and industrial centers at the time; and social and religious aspects of society that are revealed by the art and architecture of the periods. Importantly, it reveals the interchange of cultural thoughts and lifestyles and of art and architectural influences; and the synthesis of artistic style and materials as evident in especially the periods of Muslim rule in India. The book also features fossil finds, art and architectural materials pertaining to painting, pottery, sculpture and iconography, and literary materials like Persian documents housed in the Indraprastha Museum of Art and Archaeology, New Delhi. The materials date from the stone ages, Indus-Saraswati Civilization and Chalcolithic period to what are commonly identified as the ancient medieval and modern periods of Indian history. The volume will be useful to scholars and students of various disciplines-history, archeology, art and culture, and sociology.
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Preface S P Gupta
Himalayas Stages of PreHuman Evolution A P Khatri
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A.D. Kampilya Acheulian Agate Ahar B.C. Rakhigarhi B.P. Jasper Gift Bangle Bangle fragment Mature beads bones century A.D. Chalcolithic Chalcolithic Malwa clay Coarse Red Ware copper culture Deccan College Delhi Acc deposits Dryopithecus Elephas fauna featureless rim Flake-blade Mesolithic fossils fragment Mature Harappan Gift by Deccan Gift by Indian Gigantopithecus Grey Ware Gujarat handi Kushana-Gupta 200-500 Haritalyangar Haryana Haryana Terracotta Acc hominid Hoshangabad Indian Archaeological Society Indus-Saraswati Jorwe Kamrej Kenyapithecus wickeri Kushana-Gupta Malwa mandible Mature Harappan Mesolithic molars namadicus Narsinghpur district Neolithic out-turned rim Kushana-Gupta Period Pilgrim Pleistocene Pradesh Coarse Red Pradesh Iron Gift Pradesh Red Ware Pradesh Terracotta Gift primate Pune Acc punjabicus Rakhigarhi Ramapithecus Red Ware Gift rim of handi Rim of vase S.P. Gupta Acc sandstone shell Sivapithecus Siwalik species specimens stone Survey of India Terracotta tusk Uttar Pradesh Coarse Uttar Pradesh Iron Uttar Pradesh Red Uttar Pradesh Terracotta vase Kushana-Gupta