Archaeology of Medieval India

By: Madhukar Shripad Mate

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Archaeology in India is more than a hundred years old. While numerous excavations of ancient sites have been conducted and voluminous reports on these excavations and other aspects of ancient culture have been published, very few thought it necessary to investigate the life and the culture of medieval society which was much nearer to us in respect of time - a society that has shaped modern life and customs to a large extent. Mehta (1979) was the first scholar to advocate the need to undertake archaeological investigations in the medieval period. Since then a number of developments - on the theoretical and practical spheres, have taken place. The present book Archaeology of Medieval India reviews the work so far done and brings into sharper focus the utility of this branch. It discusses sources like literature, epigraphy, numismatics, monuments, and elaborates the methodology of researches in the archaeology of medieval period. It can justly be claimed that this is the only statement of the theory and the practice of medieval archaeology of India, so far published. Contents Preface I. INTRODUCTION : 1. Brief History of Archaeology 2. Problems 3. Legislation 4. ?Medieval? In India 5. ?Medieval? Archaeology? 6. Political/Chronological History 7. Systems of Chronologies 8. Dynasties Chronological Tables of the Medieval Period II. SOURCES : 9. Historical Literature 10. Epigraphs 11. Paintings as a Source 12. Coins III. MEDIEVAL REMAINS : 13. Town-planning 14. Forts / Fortification 15. Architecture Monuments 16. Explorations/excavations of Medieval Sites IV. MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY : 17. Technology General 18. Mechanical Devices 19. Agriculture 20. Irrigation 21. Urban Water Supply 22. Building 23. Sanitation 24. Transport and Communications 25. Pottery 26. Arms and Weapons V. INVESTIGATION OF MEDIEVAL SITES : 27. Methods of Medieval Sites 28. Interpretation 29. Developing a Framework Printed Pages: 117.

Title: Archaeology of Medieval India

Author Name: Madhukar Shripad Mate

Categories: Archaeology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, B.R. Publishing Corporation: 2005

ISBN: 8176464325

ISBN 13: 9788176464321

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 110424

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