Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology
Displaying 4189 of 4966         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology
The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology
Description
From the Jacket:

This book breaks colonial archaeology down into its specific constituents and examines the ideas, impulses, tensions, and individual contributions that comprised early studies of India's ancient past. It focuses, at the outset, on the ideas and work of Alexander of the Archeological Survey of India in 1871. It also examines the contribution of Cunningham's assistants, Beglar and Carlleyle.

It then looks at a number of related issues - the different definitions of archaeological research; the conflict between field archaeologists and architectural scholars; the debate over whether antiquities should be left in situ or removed to museums; the different approaches and initiatives towards the conversion of historical monuments.

It also reconstructs the history of certain important Buddhist sites - Bodh Gaya, Sanchi, and Bharhut - during the second half of the nineteenth century, while giving a detailed account of the life - history of the site of Amaravati.

Finally, it looks at the contribution made by Indian scholars to the antiquarian and archaeological projects, and at the interaction between the colonial government and the Indian prince vis-o-vis the conservation of historical monuments.

This book is written as much for the general reader interested in India's antiquity and its pioneering archaeologists, as for students of the history of archaeology, colonialism, and constructions of the past.

About the Author:

Upinder Singh teaches ancient history at St Stephen's College, Delhi. She is the author of Kings, Brahmanas and Temples in Orissa: An Epigraphic Study, AD 300-1147 (1994); Ancient Delhi (1999); and a book for children, Mysteries of the Past: Archaeological Sites in India (2002). Her scholars articles have appeared in World Archaeology, The Indian Economic and Social History Review, The Indian Historical Review, Man and Environment, and South Asian Studies.

CONTENTS

Illustrationsix
Abbreviationsxi
Acknowledgementsxii
Preface

xiii
1Form Antiquarianism to Archaeology1
The Surveyors2
The Antiquarians6
The Adventurers17
Early Archaeological Writings

21
2Alexander Cunningham: Engineer and Antiquarian23
Cunningham's Career: A Sketch24
Cunningham and Prinsep25
Early Numismatic Writings28
The Journey to the Sources of Punjab's Rivers30
More Journeys to Remote Places: Ladakh32
The Temples of Kashmir34
On the Trail of Chinese Pilgrims36
Ladakh: Physical, Statistical, and Historical40
The Bhilsa Topes

44
3The First Archaeological Survey53
The Background53
The Proposal57
Bihar and the North-Western Provinces 1861-260
The North-Western Provinces 1862-366
The Punjab 1863-470
Rajputana and Malwa 1864-573
The Suspension of the Archaeological Survey

75
4Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India77
A New Initiative79
'Investigating, Describing, Protecting…'81
Cunningham's Plan of Action83
Report for the Year 1871-285
The Punjab and Yusufzai 1872-392
The Central Provinces 1873-4 and 1874-5100
Bundelkhand and Malwa 1874-5 and 1876-7102
Tours in the Gangetic Provinces 1875-6 and 1877-8104
Tour in the Punjab 1878-9107
Tour in Bihar and Bengal 1879-80111
Tours in North and South Bihar 1880-1112
Tour in the Central Provinces and Lower Gangetic Doab 1881-2114
Tour in Eastern Rajputana 1882-3115
Bundelkhand and Rewa (1883-4), and Rewa, Bundelkhand, Malwa, and Gwalior (1884-5)117
Other Writings119
The Promotion of Epigraphic Research124
Photographic Documentation127
The Director General and the Government128
Cunningham and His Contemporaries

131
5J.D.M. Beglar: Enthusiastic Apprentice135
Beglar's Survey of Delhi 1871-2137
Tours in Bundelkhand and Malwa 1871-2141
Tour through the Bengal Provinces 1872-3143
Tour in the Central Provinces 1873-4148
Tour in the South-Eastern Provinces 1874-6150
The Reorganization of the Survey and the Beglar-Burgess Conflict

153
6A.C.L. Carlleyle: Amateur Prehistorian158
Report on Agra159
The Rajputana Tour161
Tours in the Central Doab and Gorakhpur 1874-6166
Further Explorations in the Gorakhpur, Saran and Ghazipur district 1875-7169
More Tours in Gorakhpur, Saran and Ghazipur Districts, 1877-80172
Discoveries, and a Time of Trouble175
AN Estimate: A Rediscovery

181
7The Description and Care of Monuments184
Early Conservation Measures185
James Burgess and the Archaeological Surveys of Western and Southern India188
H.H. Cole: Curator of Ancient Monuments199
In situ Preservation versus the Removal of Antiquities to Museums212
Cunningham and Conservation 215
The Restoration of the Bodh Gaya Temple218
Sanchi230
The Bharhut Stupa239
Postscript

247
8The Dismembering of the Amaravati Stupa249
The Discovery of Amaravati and the First Documentation250
The 'Elliot Marbles'257
James Fergusson and the 'Elliot Marbles'260
Boswell's Report263
Sewell Offers His Services265
Sewell's Operations267
Horsfall Steps In271
Burgess versus Cole274
Cole's Recommendations279
Cunningham's Verdict283
The Removal of the Amaravati Sculptures to the Madras Museum284
Epilogue

286
9The 'Ignorant Natives' and Archaeological Research290
Ancient Remains in the Princely States292
The Begum of Bhopal and her History296
Other Princely States299
The Contribution of Indian Scholars305
Ram Raz: The First Modern Indian Architectural Scholar308
The Debate on 'Native' Involvement in the Archaeological Survey312
P.C. Mukharji: Archeologist316
Rajendralala Mitra322
Other Contributions

334
10Archaeology, Sites, and Monuments in Nineteenth-century India337
Assessing the Cunningham Era of India Archaeology341
The Modern History of Ancient Sites and Monuments

349
Bibliography355
Index371

The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology

Item Code:
IDE155
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2004
Publisher:
ISBN:
8178240882
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
400 (B & W Illus: 27)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 630 gms
Price:
$45.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 7785 times since 1st Mar, 2010
From the Jacket:

This book breaks colonial archaeology down into its specific constituents and examines the ideas, impulses, tensions, and individual contributions that comprised early studies of India's ancient past. It focuses, at the outset, on the ideas and work of Alexander of the Archeological Survey of India in 1871. It also examines the contribution of Cunningham's assistants, Beglar and Carlleyle.

It then looks at a number of related issues - the different definitions of archaeological research; the conflict between field archaeologists and architectural scholars; the debate over whether antiquities should be left in situ or removed to museums; the different approaches and initiatives towards the conversion of historical monuments.

It also reconstructs the history of certain important Buddhist sites - Bodh Gaya, Sanchi, and Bharhut - during the second half of the nineteenth century, while giving a detailed account of the life - history of the site of Amaravati.

Finally, it looks at the contribution made by Indian scholars to the antiquarian and archaeological projects, and at the interaction between the colonial government and the Indian prince vis-o-vis the conservation of historical monuments.

This book is written as much for the general reader interested in India's antiquity and its pioneering archaeologists, as for students of the history of archaeology, colonialism, and constructions of the past.

About the Author:

Upinder Singh teaches ancient history at St Stephen's College, Delhi. She is the author of Kings, Brahmanas and Temples in Orissa: An Epigraphic Study, AD 300-1147 (1994); Ancient Delhi (1999); and a book for children, Mysteries of the Past: Archaeological Sites in India (2002). Her scholars articles have appeared in World Archaeology, The Indian Economic and Social History Review, The Indian Historical Review, Man and Environment, and South Asian Studies.

CONTENTS

Illustrationsix
Abbreviationsxi
Acknowledgementsxii
Preface

xiii
1Form Antiquarianism to Archaeology1
The Surveyors2
The Antiquarians6
The Adventurers17
Early Archaeological Writings

21
2Alexander Cunningham: Engineer and Antiquarian23
Cunningham's Career: A Sketch24
Cunningham and Prinsep25
Early Numismatic Writings28
The Journey to the Sources of Punjab's Rivers30
More Journeys to Remote Places: Ladakh32
The Temples of Kashmir34
On the Trail of Chinese Pilgrims36
Ladakh: Physical, Statistical, and Historical40
The Bhilsa Topes

44
3The First Archaeological Survey53
The Background53
The Proposal57
Bihar and the North-Western Provinces 1861-260
The North-Western Provinces 1862-366
The Punjab 1863-470
Rajputana and Malwa 1864-573
The Suspension of the Archaeological Survey

75
4Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India77
A New Initiative79
'Investigating, Describing, Protecting…'81
Cunningham's Plan of Action83
Report for the Year 1871-285
The Punjab and Yusufzai 1872-392
The Central Provinces 1873-4 and 1874-5100
Bundelkhand and Malwa 1874-5 and 1876-7102
Tours in the Gangetic Provinces 1875-6 and 1877-8104
Tour in the Punjab 1878-9107
Tour in Bihar and Bengal 1879-80111
Tours in North and South Bihar 1880-1112
Tour in the Central Provinces and Lower Gangetic Doab 1881-2114
Tour in Eastern Rajputana 1882-3115
Bundelkhand and Rewa (1883-4), and Rewa, Bundelkhand, Malwa, and Gwalior (1884-5)117
Other Writings119
The Promotion of Epigraphic Research124
Photographic Documentation127
The Director General and the Government128
Cunningham and His Contemporaries

131
5J.D.M. Beglar: Enthusiastic Apprentice135
Beglar's Survey of Delhi 1871-2137
Tours in Bundelkhand and Malwa 1871-2141
Tour through the Bengal Provinces 1872-3143
Tour in the Central Provinces 1873-4148
Tour in the South-Eastern Provinces 1874-6150
The Reorganization of the Survey and the Beglar-Burgess Conflict

153
6A.C.L. Carlleyle: Amateur Prehistorian158
Report on Agra159
The Rajputana Tour161
Tours in the Central Doab and Gorakhpur 1874-6166
Further Explorations in the Gorakhpur, Saran and Ghazipur district 1875-7169
More Tours in Gorakhpur, Saran and Ghazipur Districts, 1877-80172
Discoveries, and a Time of Trouble175
AN Estimate: A Rediscovery

181
7The Description and Care of Monuments184
Early Conservation Measures185
James Burgess and the Archaeological Surveys of Western and Southern India188
H.H. Cole: Curator of Ancient Monuments199
In situ Preservation versus the Removal of Antiquities to Museums212
Cunningham and Conservation 215
The Restoration of the Bodh Gaya Temple218
Sanchi230
The Bharhut Stupa239
Postscript

247
8The Dismembering of the Amaravati Stupa249
The Discovery of Amaravati and the First Documentation250
The 'Elliot Marbles'257
James Fergusson and the 'Elliot Marbles'260
Boswell's Report263
Sewell Offers His Services265
Sewell's Operations267
Horsfall Steps In271
Burgess versus Cole274
Cole's Recommendations279
Cunningham's Verdict283
The Removal of the Amaravati Sculptures to the Madras Museum284
Epilogue

286
9The 'Ignorant Natives' and Archaeological Research290
Ancient Remains in the Princely States292
The Begum of Bhopal and her History296
Other Princely States299
The Contribution of Indian Scholars305
Ram Raz: The First Modern Indian Architectural Scholar308
The Debate on 'Native' Involvement in the Archaeological Survey312
P.C. Mukharji: Archeologist316
Rajendralala Mitra322
Other Contributions

334
10Archaeology, Sites, and Monuments in Nineteenth-century India337
Assessing the Cunningham Era of India Archaeology341
The Modern History of Ancient Sites and Monuments

349
Bibliography355
Index371

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

Lord Krishna's Protective Arrow (Necklace and Earrings Set)
Sterling Silver
17.5 inch Necklace Length
3 inch Earrings Height
215 gms
Item Code: JZD81
$830.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Krishna's Protective Arrow
Sterling Silver
16 inch Necklace Length
2.8 inch Earrings Height
210 gms
Item Code: JWS05
$695.00
Backorder
Backorder
Ancient India (Bulletin of the Archaeological Survey of India)
Hardcover (Edition: 2011)
Good Earth Publication
Item Code: NAL727
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ancient India (History and Archaeology)
by D.K Ganguly
Hardcover (Edition: 1994)
Abhinav Publication
Item Code: NAJ717
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Archaeology of India
by Amar Nath Khanna
Hardcover (Edition: 1992)
Clarion Books
Item Code: IDJ921
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nagarjunakonda (Memoirs of Archaeological Survey of India)
Item Code: IDJ483
$27.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Archaeology of European Expansion in India (Gujarat, c. 16th-18th Centuries)
Deal 20% Off
by Dilip K. Chakrabarti
Hardcover (Edition: 2003)
Aryan Books International
Item Code: IDD769
$55.00$44.00
You save: $11.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Studying Early India (Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issue)
by Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Permanent Black
Item Code: NAH588
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Studying Early India (Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues)
by Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Permanent Black
Item Code: IDI554
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Very grateful for this service, of making this precious treasure of Haveli Sangeet for ThakurJi so easily in the US. Appreciate the fact that notation is provided.
Leena, USA.
The Bhairava painting I ordered by Sri Kailash Raj is excellent. I have been purchasing from Exotic India for well over a decade and am always beyond delighted with my extraordinary purchases and customer service. Thank you.
Marc, UK
I have been buying from Exotic India for years and am always pleased and excited to receive my packages. Thanks for the quality products.
Delia, USA
As ever, brilliant price and service.
Howard, UK.
The best and fastest service worldwide - I am in Australia and I put in a big order of books (14 items) on a Wednesday; it was sent on Friday and arrived at my doorstep early on Monday morning - amazing! All very securely packed in a very strong cardboard box. I have bought several times from Exotic India and the service is always exceptionally good. THANK YOU and NAMASTE!
Charles (Rudra)
I just wanted to say that this is I think my 3rd (big) order from you, and the last two times I received immaculate service, the books arrived well and it has been a very pleasant experience. Just wanted to say thanks for your efficient service.
Shantala, Belgium
Thank you so much EXOTIC INDIA for the wonderfull packaging!! I received my order today and it was gift wrapped with so much love and taste in a beautiful golden gift wrap and everything was neat and beautifully packed. Also my order came very fast... i am impressed! Besides selling fantastic items, you provide an exceptional customer service and i will surely purchase again from you! I am very glad and happy :) Thank you, Salma
Salma, Canada.
Artwork received today. Very pleased both with the product quality and speed of delivery. Many thanks for your help.
Carl, UK.
I wanted to let you know how happy we are with our framed pieces of Shree Durga and Shree Kali. Thank you and thank your framers for us. By the way, this month we offered a Puja and Yagna to the Ardhanarishwara murti we purchased from you last November. The Brahmin priest, Shree Vivek Godbol, who was visiting LA preformed the rites. He really loved our murti and thought it very paka. I am so happy to have found your site , it is very paka and trustworthy. Plus such great packing and quick shipping. Thanks for your service Vipin, it is a pleasure.
Gina, USA
My marble statue of Durga arrived today in perfect condition, it's such a beautiful statue. Thanks again for giving me a discount on it, I'm always very pleased with the items I order from you. You always have the best quality items.
Charles, Tennessee
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India