Excavations at Atranjikhera

Early Civilization of the Uppar Ganga Basin

ISBN: 9788120826083

Author: R.C. Gaur

Subject: History and Culture

Language: English

Binding: Hard Back

Pages: 702

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

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INR 595.00


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About Author:

Professor R.C. Gaur (b. 1929), who retired as the Chairman of the Department of History and Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, received advance training in Field Archaeology at the famous Institute of Archaeology, London. Gaur is the founder of the Archaeological Section and its Museum in the Department of History. He initiated archaeological studies for which he received full support and cooperation from (late) Professor S. Nurul Hasan, the then Head of the Department. Gaur came in close contact with Sir Mortimer Wheeler since 1971. On Gaur's initiative, Professor Hasan organized a Seminar on Archaeology, which has the distinction of being the first seminar at the Center of Advanced Study in History, Aligarh Muslim University, of which Gaur was the convener. Gaur has excavated many sites, including Atranjikhera (district Etah) and Lal Qila (district Bulandshahar) - the two well known proto-historic sites in Uttar Pradesh. He also directed the excavations at Fatehpur Sikri - a National Project in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India.