Author: John Cumming
Editor(s): John Cumming
Publisher: Sundeep Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185066086
This book reveals how the Britishers had taken devoted interest in the development of the institutions of archaeology in India, and a remarkable historic interest in the systematic function of preserving ancient culture in India. There are nine chapters in this book. Each chapter reflects a different aspect of events.
The preservation of monument is important, as every monument has its own history, reflecting an indication of an event during the period and denotes it. All the plates attached add further value to the book.
Chapter I : THE STORY OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEPARTMENT IN IDNIA/a. 1862-1902 : Before Lord Curzon/b. 1902-1938 : Lord Curzon and After Sir John H. Marshall, C.I.E, Litt. D. D.Litt., F.B.A., Director-General of Archaeology in India, 1902-1931.
Chapter II : CONSERVATION/a. Conditions and Methods/b. Buddhist and Hindu Monuments/Rao Bahadur Kashinath Narayan Dikshit, M.A., F.R.A.S.B., Director-General of Archaeology in India, 1937; formerly Deputy Director-General from 1935/c. Islamic Monuments (i) Northern and Eastern India Khan Bahadur Maulvi Zafar Hasan, B.A., Superintendent, Archaeological Survey, Northern Circle; formerly Deputy Director-General from 1931. (ii) Western India O.M. Moneer, B.A. (Alig.), F.L.A. (Lond.), Assistant Superintendent, Archaeological Survey, Western Circle, Poona; formerly Curator, Central Asian Antiquities Museum, New Delhi./d. Science and Conservation Khan Bahadur Mohammed Sana Ullah, M.Sc., F.C.S., Archaeological Chemist in India
Chapter III : EXCAVATION AND EXPLORATION/a. PREHISTORIC AND PROTOHISTORIC CIVILIZATION/The Late N.G.Majumdar, M.A. F.R.A.S.B.; Superintendent, Archaeological Section, Indian Museum, Calcutta; 1931; formerly Assistant Superintendent, Western Circle, Archaeological Survey in India. Explored Indus valley and Sind, 1927-31 and 1938./b. BUDDHIST MONUMENTS/Rai Bahadur Dava Ram Sahni, C.I.E., M.A., Director-General of Archaeology in India, 1931-35; Director of Archaeology and Historical Research, Jaipur State, Rajputana, 1935./c. THE N.W. FRONTIER AND HELLENIC CIVILIZATION : TAXILA AND MATHURA/J. Ph. Vogel, C.I.E., Ph.D., Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Archaeology University of Leyden, Holland; Officiating Director-General of Archaeology in India, 1910-11; Director of Kern Institute, Leyden, and editor of Annual Bibliography of Indian Archaeology./d. ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION IN CENTRAL ASIA/Sir Aurel Stein, K.C.I.E., Ph.D, D.Litt. D.Sc., D.O.L., F.B.A; studied Ancient Geography at Kashmir while Editing the Rajatarangini 1888-98; on Special Duty Under the Government of India for Archaeological Survey and Geographical Exploration in Turkistan and West China, 1900-01, 1906-08, also Pamirs and Eastern Persia, 1913-16; Archaeological Surveyor, North-West Frontier Province and Baluchistan, 1994; Superintendent, Archaeological Survey, Frontier Circle, 1910-12; on special duty for Archaeological Exploration, Baluchistan and North-West Frontier, 1926-28; Retired 1929 and Engaged in Archaeological Expeditions in South Persia, 1932-36./e. INDIAN TIBET/H.Lee Shuttleworth, I.C.S.(Punjab), Retd., M.A. Additional Lecturer in Tibetan, School of Oriental Studies./f. INFERENCES FROM CHEMICAL ANALYSIS/Khan Bahadur Mohammed Sana Ullah, M.Sc., F.C.S., Archaeological Chemist in India.
Chapter IV : EPIGRAPHY/a. PRAKRIT AND SANSKRIT INSCRIPTIONS/D.R. Bhandarkar, M.A., F.R.A.S.B., Professor of Ancient Indian History, University of Calcutta; formerly Superintendent, Archaeological Survey of India, Western Circle 1911-17.
b. MUSLIM INSCRIPTIONS/Khan Bahadur Maulvi Zafar Hasan, B.A., Superintendent, Archaeological Survey Northern Circle; formerly Deputy Director-General from 1931.
Chapter V : ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMS/H.Hargreaves, Superintendent, Archaeological Survey 1914; Officiating Director-General of Archaeology in India, 1928-1931; Co-Author of The Museums in India, with S.F. Markham, M.P. (London Museums Association, 1936).
Chapter VI : PUBLICATIONS/Sten Konow, Ph.D., Late Professor of Indian Languages and History, Oslo University, Norway; Assistant Librarian, Royal Library, Berlin, 1894-97; Collaborated with Sir George Grierson in the Linguistic Survey of India, 1906-08; Professor in the Oslo University, 1910; Hamburg, 1914; again in Oslo 1919.
Chapter VII : INDIAN STATES/a. HYDERABAD/Ghulam Yazdani, O.B.E., Director of Archaeology, His Exalted Highness the Nizam`s Dominions, and Epigraphist to the Government of India for Muslim Inscriptions./b. MYSORE/Dr. M.H. Krishna, D.Litt. (Lond.), M.A., Professor of History, University of Mysore, and Director of Archaeology, Mysore State, Mysore./c. BARODA/Dr. Hirananda Sastri, M.A., M.O.L., D.Litt., Director of Archaeology, Baroda State, Baroda/d. JAMMU & KASHMIR
Ram Chandra Kak, Chief Secretary, His Highness Government, Jammu & Kashmir formerly Director of the Department of Archaeology and Research, Jammu and Kashmir State, 1919-29./e. GWALIOR/M.B.Garde, Director of Archaeology, Gwalior State, Gwalior./f. TRAVANCORE/R.V.Poduval, B.A. Director of Archaeology and Officer-in-Charge of the Government Museum, Government of Travancore, Trivandrum/g. JAIPUR/Rai Bahadur Daya Ram Sahni, C.I.E., M.A., Director of Archaeology and Historical Research, Jaipur State, Jaipur; formerly Director-General of Archaeology in India./h. BHOPAL, NAGOD, MAYURBHANJ/Rai Bahadur Ramaprasad Chanda, B.A, F.R.A.S.B., Superintendent, Archaeological Section, Indian Museum, Calcutta, 1921-31.
Chapter VIII : BURMA : CONSERVATION AND EXPLORATION/Charles Duroiselle, M.A., Superintendent, Archaeological Survey, Burma Circle, 1919-31; Rejoined as Superintendent, 1936.
Chapter IX : INDIA AND THE TOURIST/Colonel Sir Gordon Hearn, C.I.E., D.S.O., Assoc. Inst. C.E., on Survey, Inspection, Construction and Management of Indian State Railways, 1894-1926; Author of The Seven Cities of Delhi, 1906; Editor, Murray`s Handbook for Travellers in India, 1938.
GLOSSARY OF SOME INDIAN TECHNICAL TERMS
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