Author: Eminent Contributors
Editor(s): K D Bajpai/Rasesh Jamindar/P K Trivedi
Publisher: Publication Scheme
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818678263X
In 1963, Prof. R N Mehta stepped into the shoes of Prof. B Subbarao as the head of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History of the M S University of Baroda. At that time, the Department he inherited was in the formative stage. The responsibility of giving the leadership in development of the infant Department fell on his shoulders, and as the Head of the Department he ably demonstrated his leadership and established the Department at the National and International levels. He was, indeed, a beacon of light.
He had rendered unique service towers education and research in Archaeology, history and culture by undertaking extensive field work, explorations, excavations and exhibitions of material culture. His epoch making discoveries in the field of Archaeology and ancient history had made him nationally and internationally well known. He was not only an eminent academician; he was also a sagacious administrator. He earned word wide recognition for his meritorious services and creditable work. In view of these facts, his admirers, students and his distinguished colleagues had decided to bring out a felicitation volume in honour of Prof. R N Mehta. But the task was not simple. When research papers were invited for the volume from scholars, the response was overwhelming. The works like collecting articles, their checking and editing etc. took considerable time longer than the expectation of the editors. By that time, to the surprise of all, Prof Mehta passed away following a short illness leaving us in a state of shock. It was thereafter decided to convert the volume into the commemoration volume in honour of Prof. Mehta and in his loving memory.
The volume is in two parts comprising of eighty nine contributions on different subjects.
List of Contributors
List of Plates
Snehargha-S G Kantawala
Prof. R N Mehta- a leader in the Academic Field- S K Bhowmik
Recently discovered Ostrich Eggshell from Nagwada, Gujarat.
-V H Sonawane
The Prehistoric Remains in the Northern Part of Bhavanagar District.
-V K Jairath
Stone Age man in Rajasthan.
-Vijai Kuamr , HC Misra
Rock paintings in Bhopal.
-V S Wakankar
Rock-engravings at Tabo.
-A K Sinha
The Origin and purpose of Megalithic Port-hole.
-K P Rao
Environmental background for the beginning of Agriculture in Maharashtra.
-S A Sali
Study of settlements and population in the Harappan Context of India.
-T N Roy
Unpublished Copper Hoard in some Private Collection of India.
The Indian Protohistoric Copper Rings: Some socio-economic considerations.
On the Origin of Northern Black Polished ware in India.
-Ashoka K Mishra, Pushpa Lata Singh
Buddhist remains near Thanesar.
Archaeology of Vidisha District. (from Protohistoric to the Paramara Period).
-K K Tripathi
Buddhist remains in Maldives.
-S S Gupta
Archaeology of Goraja. (Vadodara District), Gujarat.
-R D Singh
Investigations in the Valley of Khari and Mansi Rivers.
-B R Meena
Geography of Dakshinapath in the Valmiki Ramayana.
-Bhagwan Singh Suryavnshi
Lalabhagat Kukkuta Dhwaja: A Reapprisal.
-K S Shukla
Alexander’s Invasion and Indian Literature.
-Atul Kumar Singh
Identification and place of Prakasaditya: A later imperial Gupta King.
Fresh light on the early history of the Maitrakas.
-Ajay Mitra Shastri
The Emergence of a classical phase in Indian History.
-Mainak Kumar Bose
Prof. H D Sankalia on the History of Nalanda.
-B N Misra
Sriparvata and Vijayapuri
-J K Sarma
Huna Rule in Bundelkhand
-K L Agrawal
Conquest of Gujarat by the Turks as depicted in some Persian and non-persian sources.
-V S Bhatnagar
Maghas of South Kosala.
-S K Pandey
Area measures used in Gujarat before 13th Century.
The Devaraja Cult of Kambuja.
-K K Saxena
Ellora-the Home Town of Rashtrakutas.
EPIGRAPHY AND NUMISMATICS
Kukad Copper-plate grant of Maitraka King Dhruvasana-I, Valabhi Samvat 206
-Pravinchandra Parik and Bharati-Shelat
Some observations on the fragmentary marble-slab inscription from Hund.
Social and Economic conditions as reflected in the Pre-chaulukya inscriptions of Gujarat.
-H G Shastri
A bilingual inscription from Siddhpur in North Gujarat.
-Z A Desai
Historical Significance of the Figures of Kings and deties found on the coins of Indo-Seythian, Parthian and Kushana Kings.
A Coin of King Satavahana from Malwa
-B Muralidhar Reddy, G V Bhaskara Raddy
A note on two Mysore Kingdom coins of Tipu Sultan and Krishna Raja Udaiyar.
-Indra G Bhagia
An early evidence of Jainism from Chanderi and fresh views of Kharavla.
-C B Trivedi
Mahesvra Institution in Tamil Nadu.
Impact of Vaisnavism on the Social System in Gujarat from the early times upto 1600 A D.
-Hari Priya Rangarajan
Recent Researches in the ancient History of Gujarat.
-H G Shastri
Rationalism and Modern Ideas in ancient and medieval India.
-Suresh Chandra Banerji
Agrarian Society and social change under colonial dispensation: A case of Broach 1800-1850.
-Raj Kumar Hands
Social consciousness of tribals of South Gujarat: A study of their folk literature during the British period.
The Suratee Sunni Vohras of South Gujarat : A case study of a social reformer of Motamiya Mangrol.
-G A Pandor
An analytical study of the practice of female infanticide among the Rajputs in Saurashtra.
-S V Jani
Merchants and Urban property: A study of Cambay documents of the 17th-18th Centuries.
The dynamics of social change in Gujarat: A case study of Pardi Taluka, Surat Collectorate, in the Nineteenth Century.
The Kalachuri Temples of Gandai and Ghatiyari.
-S K Bajpai
Note on an unknown fort: Gangora District Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
-H N Singh
Some Historical and Archaeological issues concerning Ayodya’s Rama Janmabhumi.
-S P Gupta
Newly discovered Siva Temple at Vangaon, Dist. Vidisha (M P).
-B L Nagarch
Monolithic Temples of India.
-G T Shendey
Copper in ancient world: A literary study.
-D N Tripathi
Examples to illustrate activities of preservation and Restoration of architectural monuments during the ancient and medieval period in India.
-S K Bhowmik
An inscribed door-Jamb of Bodh-Gaya.
New inscription of Vastupala : Patan.
ART, SCULPTURE AND PAINTINGS
Indian Art: A source of Cultural integration.
-K D Bajpai
Balarama as an attendant of Vishnu.
The Vahana (Vehicle or Mount) of Ganesa.
The origin of the new Gujarati Painting Style of the 16th Century A D.
The images of Nri-Varaha incarnation of Vishnu.
A note on the earliest image of Agni from Mathura.
-B N Mukherjee
Goddess Chamunda: An iconographical study.
-O P Misra
Two Jain Bronzes from Rajasthan.
-P K Trivedi
Hanuman Sculpture of Karnavati.
Skanda Images from Chittaurgarh Region.
An early Surya Figure from Samalaji.
Sculptures as the soured of socio-economic History of Madhya Pradesh.
- S K Sullerey
Indian influence on early Japanese Art and Painting.
Identification of the Votive Disc Goddess.
-P K Agrawala
Rama Legends at Prambanan (Indonesia).
Jayanakas’s Sanskrit Poem on the genealogy of the Chauhan Kings of Ajmer.
Sanskrit Lexicons Composed in Gujarat.-Bharati K Shelat
Sixteen Noble Families of the Kumbandas.
-Prithvi Kumar Agrawal
Urban History and Archives.
-Pankaj T Desai
Remains of Buddhist manuscripts in Central Asia.
Asuri’s role in Sankhya History.
Some Puranic records on Sudras-A brief review.
-S G Kantawala
Gujarat’s Trade contact with South-East Asia: a preliminary study.
Preservation of Birch-Bark manuscripts.
Less known Jagannatha Pandita and his unpublished works.
-B P Pandya
Security of Monuments.
-P S Nandal
Regional Museums - Vibrant Cultural Centres.
-Seyed Rafiqa Sultana, Sayed Afroz Sultana
The Path of profound peace.
-Niranjan Bhai Trivedi
The New man for the New order - The vision of J Krishna Murti.
-Nitin J Vyas