Deptt. Of AIHC & Archaeology
Deptt. Of AIHC & Archaeology
29-09-2014

 Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 


Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (M.P.)

 

The Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar has a significant place in the field of archaeology. It has adequately contributed to research on History and Archaeology of India in general and Madhya Pradesh in particular and bought out a number of scholarly publications. During the session 1951-52 a non- teaching department known as “Department of Archaeology” was opened for the archaeological excavations. The excavations were carried out at the site of Tripuri ( district Jabalpur, M.P.) and Sirpur ( district Raipur, Chhattisgarh) under the Direction of Dr. M.G. Dixit, the then Head of the department.

            During the session 1958-59 a full-fledged teaching department denominated as “Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology” came into existence and Professor K.D. Bajpai, a distinguished scholar of archaeology, was appointed its Head.

 Faculty Members and their tenure

S.No.

Name

Tenure

1.

Dr. Moreshwar Gangadhar Dixit

1951-1956

2.

Prof. K.D. Bajpai

Sep.1958-Dec. 1977

3.

Dr. V.S. Pathak

1958-1962

4.

Prof. Sudhakar Pandey

21.7.1959-30.4.1987

5.

Dr. U. V. Singh

Aug. 1960- July 1967

6.

Shri S. D. Mishra

13.11.1961-31.8.1996

7.

Dr. S.N. Manwani

13.11.1961-31.8.1995

8.

Dr. R.N. Mishra

13.11.1961-7.8.1972

9.

Dr. Shyamkumar Pandey

2.8.1962-30.6.1993

10.

Prof. Vivek Dutt Jha

20.12.1971-31.12.2006

11.

Dr. R.N. Agrawal

13.12.1970-5.9.1984 (R.A.)

6.9.1984-31.12.2004

12.

Prof. A.B.L. Awasthi

Nov. 1978-Aug.15, 1980

13.

Dr. Sitaram Dubey

8.9.1984-30.6.1992

14.

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bajpai

10.10.1984- 31.01.2014.

15.

Dr. Nagesh Dubey

29.5.1998-contd.

16.

Dr. Alok Shrotriya

5.6.1998-contd

17.

Dr. Radhavendra Pratap Singh

29.05.2013-- contd.

18.

Dr. Surendra Kumar Yadav

31.05.2013-- contd

19.

Dr. Vinay Kumar Gupta

05.06.2013-- contd

 

HeadS of the department and their tenure

S.No.

Name

Tenure

1.

Dr. Moreshwar Gangadhar Dixit

1951-1956

2.

Prof. K.D. Bajpai

Sep.1958-Dec. 1977

3.

Prof. Sudhakar Pandey

Dec.1977-Nov.1978

4.

Prof. A.B.L. Awasthi

Nov.1978- Aug.15, 1980

5.

Prof. Sudhakar Pandey

15.8.1980-30.4.1987

6.

Shri S.D. Mishra

1.5.1987-30.6.1996

7.

Prof. V.D. Jha

1.7.1996-31.12.2006

8.

Dr. Santosh Kumar Bajpai

1.1.2007- 31.01.2014.

9.

Prof. S.J.Singh

01.02.2014 -21.04.2014

10.

Dr. Nagesh Dubey

22.04.2014- Continue

 

 

 

The Department has three functional Units, viz.

  1. The Teaching Unit,
  2. The Archaeological Excavation and Exploration Unit and
  3. The Museum Unit

 

 

 

TEACHING

Courses offered

 

                                                

 

1.

 

B.A.

 

2.

 

M.A.

 

3.

M. Phil

 

4.

Ph. D.

 

Course Structure

B.A. Programme (Six Semesters)

 

 

Course

NAME OF THE Course

L

T

P

C

      CODE

 

 

 

 

 

First Semester

 

AIH C 111

Political History of India (Harappan Culture to Second Century B.C.)

3

0

0

3

AIH C 112

Ancient Indian Social Institutions

3

0

0

3

Second Semester

AIH C 211

Political History of India ( Second Century B.C. to 319 A.D. )

3

0

0

3

AIH C 212

Ancient Indian Economic Institutions to 7th century A.D.)

3

0

0

3

Third Semester

AIH C 311

Political History of India ( 319 A.D.

3

0

0

3

AIH C 312

Ancient Indian Polity and Administration

3

0

0

3

Fourth Semester

AIH C 411

Political History of India ( 7th century A.D. to 1200 A.D.

3

0

0

3

AIH C 412

Ancient Indian Religion and Philosophy

3

0

0

3

Fifth Semester

AIH C 511

 Elements of Indian Archaeology

 

3

0

0

3

AIH C 512

Elements of Indian Art & Architecture

 

3

0

0

3

Sixth Semester

AIH C 611

Elements of Numismatics

3

0

0

3

AIH C 612

Elements of Epigraphy

 

3

0

0

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COURSE CODE

NAME OF THE COURSE

L

T

P

C

First Semester

 

AIH C 121

Historiography: Concepts, Methods and Tools

4

0

0

4

AIH C 122

Ancient Indian Social Institutions

4

0

0

4

AIH C 123

History of India (Earliest times to 4th Century B.C.  )

4

0

0

4

AIH C 124

History of India (4th Century B.C. to 6th Century A.D.)

4

0

0

4

AIH E 125

or

AIH E 126

 

Archaeology: Concepts, Methods and  Public Awareness

or

History of Religious Ideas

3

0

0

3

OE

To be chosen by the student

-

-

-

up to 3

Second Semester

AIH C 221

Historiography: Traditions and Trends

4

0

0

4

AIH C 222

Ancient Indian Economic Institutions

4

0

0

4

AIH C 223

History of North India (6th Century A.D. to12 th Century A.D. )

4

0

0

4

AIH C 224 .

History of South India (6 th Century A.D. to12 th Century A.D. )

4

0

0

4

AIH E 225

or

AIH E 226

State in India

or

History of Philosophical Ideas

3.

0

0

3

OE

To be chosen by the student

-

-

-

up to 3

 

Third Semester

 

AIH C 321

Ancient Indian Numismatics

4

0

0

4

AIH C 322

Ancient Indian Epigraphy

4

0

0

4

AIH C 323

Principles and Methods of Archaeology

4

0

0

4

. AIH E 324

or

AIH E 325

or

AIH CE326

 

 

or

 

AIH E 327

or

AIH E 328

 

 

History of Architecture of India I

or

 Archaeological Cultures and Sequences (special reference to Stone age Cultures)

or

History of Art I

 

 

or

 

 

Historical application in Tourism

or

Ancient Indian Hindu Iconography

 

3

0

0

3

OE

To be chosen by the student

-

-

-

up to 3

 

Fourth Semester

 

AIH C 421

Ancient Indian Coinage

4

0

0

4

AIH C 422

Ancient Indian Inscriptions

4

0

0

4

AIH C 423

Methods of dating, Documentation and Conservation in Archaeology

4

0

0

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIH E 424

or

AIH E 425 .

or

AIH E 426

or

 

 

AIH E 427

or

AIH E 428

History of Architecture of India II

or

Archaeological Cultures and Sequences (  Early Harappan culture to  12th cent. A.D.  )

or

History of Art II

or

Indian Culture : a perspective for tourism

or

Ancient Indian Jain and Buddhist Iconography

 

3

0

0

3

OE

To be chosen by the student

-

-

-

up to 3

             

 

M.Phil. Programme ( Two Semesters)

Course Code

NAME OF THE COURSE

 

L

T

P

C

First Semester

AIH C 131

Research Methodology

 

5

0

0

5

AIH C 132

Political History of Ancient India

 

5

0

0

5

AIH E 131

or

AIH E 132

or

AIH E 133

or

AIH E 134

or

AIH E 135

or

AIH E 136

 

Indian Archaeology

or

Socio-Economic History of Ancient India.

or

Religion and Philosophy in Ancient India.

or

Numismatics

or

 Epigraphy.

or

Ancient Indian Architecture and Art.

 

5

0

0

5

Second Semester

Course Code

Description

Credits

AIH C 133

Dissertation and Viva-voce

21

 

Ph.D. Programme Course Work (Two Semesters)

 

Course Code

NAME OF THE COURSE

 

L

T

P

C

First Semester

AIH C 141

Research Methodology

 

4

0

0

4

AIH C 142

Historiography: Concept and Methods

 

4

0

0

4

AIH C143

 

Literary Sources of Ancient Indian History

4

0

0

4

AIH E 144

or

AIH E 145

 

or

AIH E 146

 

or

AIH E 147

or

AIH E 148

or

AIH E 149a

or

AIH E 149b

 

Indian Archaeology : Principles and Methods

or

Ancient Indian Social Institutions

or

Religion and Philosophy

in Ancient India I.

or

Ancient Indian Numismatics

or

 Epigraphy. I

or

Ancient Indian Architecture and Art I.

or

Political History of India (Earliest times to 6th Century A.D.)

 

4

0

0

4

 

Second semester

 

AIH C 241

Research Writing

 

4

0

0

4

AIH C 242

Historiography: Traditions and Trends

 

4

0

0

4

AIH C243

 

Archaeological Sources of Ancient Indian History

4

0

0

4

AIH E244

or

AIH E 245

 

or

AIH E 246

or

AIH E 247

or

AIH E 248

or

AIH E 249a

or

AIH E 249b

 

Indian Archaeology II

or

Socio-Economic History of

 Ancient India II

or

Religion and Philosophy in Ancient IndiaII

or

NumismaticsII

or

 Epigraphy.II

or

Ancient Indian Architecture and Art II.

or

Political History of India (6th Century A.D. to 12 th Century A.D)

 

4

0

0

4

 

 

 

Archaeological Excavations and Explorations

 

Apart from teaching (Both Under Graduate and Post Graduate) and research facilities, the department has well equipped excavation and exploration wing and is conducting archaeological excavations and explorations regularly. The details of excavations and explorations are given below:

(a) Archaeological excavations:

Sr. no

                      Site

Session

1.

Eran (district Sagar, M.P.)

1960-65

2.

Tripuri (district Jabalpur, M.P.)

1966-67;1969-70

3.

Bhimbaithaka (district Raisen, M.P.)

1970-71

4.

Tumain (district Guna, M.P.)

1971-72;1972-73;1973-74

5.

Malhar (district Bilaspur, Chhattisgarha)

1974-75;1977-78

6.

Nandur (district Raisen, M.P.)

1980-81;1982-83

7.

Eran (district Sagar, M.P.)

 

1984; 1988;1997-98

8.

Ghodamada (district Dindori, M.P.) cave excavations

1998-99

 

 

 

 

(b) Archaeological explorations :  

            The districts of Sagar, Jabalpur, Satna, Panna, Vidisha, Khandwa, Bilaspur, Raigarh, Raisen, Sihore, Tikamgarh, Rewa, Rajgarh, Hoshangabad, Mandsaur, Vidisha, Guna,Bilaspur, Raipur, Bastar, Narsinghpur, Bhopal, Datia, Damoh, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Shahadol, Sarguja, Dindori, Mandla, Chhatarpur, Balaghat, Chhindwara and Betul in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have been explored by the department during the period 1958-2007. The area submerged under Bargi dam was explored by the department in collaboration with the Directorate of Archaeology and Museum, M.P. during 1977-79.

Harisingh Gour Archaeological Museum

 

At the time of the establishment of the department one archaeological museum was attached with it and named “Harisingh Gour Archaeological Museum” in the memory of Dr. Sir Haisingh Gour, a great jurist, legal luminary, philanthropist, educationalist, social reformer and the founder Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sagar. The antiquities which were previously housed in Artillery Mess Garden were brought to this museum and displayed in various galleries. At the beginning, sculptures and artifacts collected from Deori, Madhpiparia, Rehli, Sagar and surrounding region were elegantly displayed in it. Subsequently, it has developed in a rich repository of pre and protohistoric objects, stone sculptures, terracotta, pottery, metal objects, inscriptions, beads, coins, seals, sealings and paintings.

Antiquities acquired from excavations and explorations: The antiquities acquired from above mentioned excavations and explorations are altogether housed in the museum and provide very rich study material to the students and scholars from all over the world.

 
 

Pottery from Malhar Excavation

 

 

 

 


Pre and Proto historic antiquities: The museum has a rich collection of Pre and Proto historic materials including stone tools, bone tools, pottery, beads, ornaments, bones, skeletons and food grains.

Sculptures and Paintings: The museum houses more than 500 stone sculptures, 162 terracotta sculptures and 83 rare paintings ranging from second century B.C. to eighteenth century A.D. Most of the sculptures were collected from the various sites of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The museum is enriched with 21 masterpieces of the Chalukya, the Chola, the Pala and the Gandhara art which were given by National Museum, New Delhi in 1976. The museum comprises Varaha Mandap, Shaiva-Shakta hall, Vaishnav Gallery, Jain Gallery and Gallery of minor deities. The greatest attraction of this museum is a inscribed stone image of Varaha of the Gupta period which was recovered from Eran (district Sagar, M.P.). Besides, the paintings of mediaeval period depicting Indian musical instruments and Ragas are notable exhibits in the museum.

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Vishnu figure

 

Varaha from Eran

 

     

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Inscriptions:  The museum has an appreciable collection of inscriptions. Apart from the inscriptions of Gupta, Shaka, Paramara, Kalchuri and other dynasties, this museum has a large collection of small inscriptions on sculptures, coins, coin moulds, seals and sealings. 

Numismatic materials: The museum is no less significant in its collection of numismatic material. A number of Punch marked coins, Tribal coins, Shaka-Kshatrapa coins, coin moulds, seals and sealings have considerably enriched the museum-collection.

 

       
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


These antiquities form an indispensable source for the reconstruction of Indian history. The material housed in the museum has immense archaeological significance and throw new light on the history and culture of Indian subcontinent.  Artifacts and Sculptures collected in the museum represent the technical and artistic advancement of the socio-economic trends and tendencies of the ancient people. These antiquities serve as an index of civilization and constitute the cultural heritage of mankind. Museums are the means of preservation and conservation, not only as aids to classroom teaching, to which they can contribute valuable hoard of archaeological remains but also serve entire student community and often to the urban and remote areas of the villages. A university museum plays very significant role in the study, research and practical training among the students. It is predominantly designed to serve as an educational and cultural centre for the public and the students in particular. Naturally, it is the centre where scholarly aspects of museum activities can be emphasized.  The purpose and nature of museum under any educational institution serves the cause of humanity as well as their role in the historical and social perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EQUIPMENTS

 

The department has an excavation unit with all necessary equipments for excavation, drawing, measurement, recording and photography. In addition to traditional methods, Computer, Slide projector, L.C.D. projector and Television are also used for teaching and research.

DEPARTMENTAL PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. Sagar Through the Ages: Prof. K.D. Bajpai
  2. Bulletin of Ancient Indian History and Archaeology, 4 Volumes
  3. Aitihasik Nagar Tumain :  Prof. K.D. Bajpai, Dr. S.K. Pandey and Dr. V.D. Jha
  4. Malhar: Prof. K.D. Bajpai and Dr. S.K. Pandey
  5. Excavations at Tumain: Prof. K.D. Bajpai and Dr. S.K. Pandey
  6. Excavation Report of Nandour: Dr. S.K. Pandey
       
 

 
 
   

NAAC Peer team visiting the Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Highlights OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

 

  1. The founder Head of the Department Prof. K.D. Bajpai was honoured with the Dayaram Sahni Gold Medal by Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has also received prestigious Nelson Wright Award of the Numismatic Society of India for his outstanding contribution to Numismatics and R.P Chanda Medal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal for his researches in archaeology of Madhya Pradesh. He was also honoured with the  Chakra Vikram Gold Medal of Numismatics Society of India and Panchal Ratna Award of Panchal Research Institute. Honourary degree of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan was also awarded to him.
  2. Prof. K.D. Bajpai  served as a Chairman of the Numismatics Society of India, Indian History  & Culture Society, Indian Archaeological Society and  Epigraphical Society of India.
  3. Dr. Shyamkumar Pandey, Retd. Reader of the department, held the position of President of Indian Rock Art Society in 1988. He had participated in International Conference of Rock Art in Australia.
  4. Dr. Alok Shrotriya, Assistant Professor of the department, was selected for Chinese Govt. Scholarship in 2005 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India under Indo-Chinese Cultural Exchange Programme. He has done Post Doctoral Research on “Buddhist Architecture of India and China: a comparative study” in Nanjing University, Nanjing, China from Sep. 2005 to July 2007.
  5. 2 D.Litt., 133 Ph.D. and 34 M.Phil. Degrees have been awarded to the students from this department.
  6. After the formal approval from Archaeological Survey of India the department has conducted archaeological excavations and explorations and brought to light several sites of archaeological importance, viz. Eran, Tripuri, Malhar, Tumain, Nandur and Ghodamada. The authenticity of Gupta ruler Ramgupta was established by the discovery of rare copper coins of Ramgupta. Besides, the coins of Bodhi ,  Shaka-Kshatrapa and Naga kings are very important contributions of this department.   Several inscriptions, sealings and   Punch Marked Coins discovered from Eran prove the historicity of this ancient town.
  7. Approximately 6000 years old Human Skeleton was recovered in archaeological excavation from Bhim Baithaka. Prehistoric bone and stone tools were also recovered in Ghoda Mada excavation.
  8. More than 11 students have been awarded by Senior and Junior Research Fellowship of U.G.C. or I.C.H.R. and financial assistance for research work has also been provided to more than 10 students.
  9. 10 students have been qualified in U.G.C. ( N.E.T.).
  10. 14 Major and Minor Projects have been completed by faculty members.
  11. Joint Session of Indian Archaeological Society and Indian Society for Prehistoric, Quaternary Studies and Indian History & Culture Society has been convened by the department in 1989.
  12. Annual Sessions of Madhya Pradesh Itihas Parishad have been organized by the department in 1990 and 1998.
  13. A National Seminar on “Cultural and Political History of Bundelkhand” was organized in 2001.
  14. Annual Session of Indian Art History Congress was convened by the department in 2003.
  15. A National Seminar on “ The Contribution of Sagar to the Freedom Movement” was organized in 2007
  16. Golden Jubilee Celebration of the department was celebrated in 2008. On the occasion of this celebration a National Seminar, an Archaeological Exhibition and a Film Show were arranged.    
 
 

 


 

National Seminar - 2008

 

 

National Seminar - 2007

 


PRESENT FACULTY PROFILE

 

DR. SANTOSH KUMAR BAJPAI

Professor (Retired)

Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology

Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University,

Sagar, Madhya Pradesh - 470003

Contact No.  07582-264024(Office), 09302921301

E-Mail: hodaih@dhsgsu.ac.in

 

 

                          

 

 

Dr. S.K. Bajpai earned a Ph.D. degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Barakatullah University, Bhopal. He specializes in Numismatics, Epigraphy and Indian Art.  His publications include six books, three edited volumes and sixty five research papers. Editing of two research journals is also to his credit. He has 29 years of teaching experience in this department.

            Dr. Bajpai has conducted archaeological explorations at several important sites in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. He has attended excavations at Tumain, Malhar, Nandur and Pipalya Lorka. He has discovered new material having impact on art, epigraphy and numismatic studies. He has also served as Epigraphist in Directorate of Archaeology & Museums, Govt. of M.P., Bhopal from 1976 to 1984. Presently he is Chairman and Member of several academic bodies of different universities. Prof. Bajpai had retired on 31 Jan. 2014 in this department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR. NAGESH DUBEY

Associate Professor & Head

Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology

Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University,

Sagar, Madhya Pradesh - 470003

Contact No.  07582-264024(Office), 09406519753

E-Mail  : nageshdubey22@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Nagesh Dubey earned a Ph.D. degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar. He specializes in Social History of Ancient India, Indian art and Architecture. His publications include three books and 36 research papers. He has 20 years of teaching experience. He has conducted archaeological explorations at several important sites in Madhya Pradesh and also attended excavations at Eran and Ghoda Mada. He has also served as District Organiser and Coordinator in N.S.S. He has organized two National seminars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR. RADHAVENDRA PRATAP SINGH

Assistant Professor

Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology

Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University,

Sagar, Madhya Pradesh - 470003

Contact No.  07582-264024(Office),  91+ 9415883823, 09479983878

E-Mail  : rps18.ballia@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Radhavendra Pratap Singh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Dr. Hari  Singh Gour University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh since 29.05.2013. He passed all the examinations with First Division marks during his academic career. His field of specialization is Socio-religious History. He has done Ph.D on “ Purva Madhya Kaleen Uttar Bharatiya Samaj (647-1200AD)”.  He has qualified UGC-NET Examination in History. He has ten years teaching experience in UG and PG level. He has written two books entitled Purva Madhyakalin Uttar Bharat Ka Samajik Itihas and Prachin Bharat Ka Rajnitik Itihas. He has presented thirty papers in various seminars. He has published eighteen papers, two book reviews and organized a National Seminar. He has also attended two workshops. He has attended orientation programme for the N.S.S. Programme Officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DR. SURENDRA KUMAR YADAV  

Assistant Professor

Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology

Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University,

Sagar, Madhya Pradesh - 470003

Contact No.  07582-264024(Office),  91+ 8989713473

E-Mail: surendraihc@gmail.com

 

 

 

Dr. Surendra Kumar Yadav is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Central University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh since 31st may 2013. His field of specialization is Archaeology and Sculptural Art.  He has qualified UGC-NET examination in Archaeology twice. He has done his Ph.D on “Varuna Nadi Kshetra Ka Puratattwik Sarvekshan” for which he was awarded JRF by ICHR. He has also worked as Research Associate in Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi sponsored project National Mission of Monuments and Antiquities in department of AIHC & Archaeology, BHU. Dr. Yadav has explored several archaeological sites in Varanasi, Jaunpur and Sant Ravidas Nagar(Bhadohi) of Uttar Pradesh. He participated in several archaeological excavations like Agiabir(Distt. Mirzapur), Anai(Distt. Varanasi) and Raipura(Distt. Sonbhadra) of Uttar Pradesh. He delivered a special lecture on “Exploration of Varuna Valley” at Jñāna Pravāha, Varanasi. Besides contributing more than two dozen research papers to various reputed publications in the field of archaeology and Art, he has written a book entitled “Varuna Nadi Kshetra Ka Puratattwik Itihas”. He has presented his research papers at seven international and thirty five national seminars. He has also participated workshop and depth study course. Before joining Assistant Professor in this university he worked as Post Doctoral Fellow in the Department of AIHC & Archaeology, BHU, Varanasi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr VINAY KUMAR GUPTA

Assistant Professor

Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology

Dr. Hari Singh Gour Sagar University, Sagar, M.P.

Contact No. 07582-264024 (Office),  7566532871

Email: archaeologist1@gmail.com

                            

 

Dr Vinay Kumar Gupta, working as an Assistant Professor (Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology) in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences was born in 1981 at Mathura. He did B.Sc. (PCM) from Agra, Masters in Archaeology and Heritage Management from Delhi (2003) with a Gold Medal and Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology from ASI (2005). He qualified UGC-JRF/NET in Archaeology in year 2003 and later did his Ph.D. on the topic “Braj: An Art and Archaeological Study” from National Museum Institute, New Delhi (2010) under guidance of Dr B.R. Mani, ADG, ASI. He has also done Masters in Sanskrit (2007) and learnt Japanese language for two years qualifying JLPT Level 3. He is widely travelled throughout India and has participated in a number of excavations including important Harappan sites Khirsara, Bhirrana, Baror and a historical site Hansi. He has a large number of newly explored sites, numbering about 1,000, to his credit along with many important sculptures, terracottas and other findings. He has two books Buddhism in Mathura (2009) and Mathura: An Art and Archaeological Study (2013) published along with dozens of research papers to his credit. He is widely travelled in India and has also participated for a month long duration in a Workshop on Cultural Heritage at Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC and University of Wisconsin, Madison in the United States of America. He has delivered a prestigious lecture on Early Settlement of Mathura at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Before joining at Sagar, he was working as Consultant (Publication) in the Archaeological Survey of India, N. Delhi where he edited a number of important publications including prestigious ASI bulletin Ancient India.

  


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