This book presents a detailed
documentation work of Harappan terracotta Art
which includes collection mostly of India and
few rare items from Pakistan. The Volume
covers the Harappan terracotta’s, Male, Female,
Animal, Bird & other terracotta object
figurines. This book is a digital photo
documentation of 180 rare Harappan terracotta
There are eight chapters in this volume.
The first chapter is on Harappan civilization.
The Second chapter is on excavated Harappan
sites. Till today we have excavated 212
Harappan sites in south Asia. Third chapter
presents the catalogue data of female
terracotta’s. Fourth chapter is detail catalogue
data of Male terracotta figurines. The Fifth
chapter is on Harappan Animal figurines. The
Sixth chapter is on miniature terracotta’s Birds
figurines. The Seventh chapter is on other
terracotta’s objects and eighth chapter is on list
of Harappan sites. At the end there is Harappan
This Volume covers mostly Harappan Terracotta Art. This is a digital photo documentation of
180 rare Harappan terracotta objects. There are eight chapters in this volume. It covers Female,
Male, Animal, Bird & other terracotta’s figurines. The first chapter is on Harappan civilization.
According to author it hardly matters if we name it Harappan or Indus Sarasvati, its meaning is
same. Second chapter is on excavated Harappan sites in south Asia. Till today we have excavated
212 Harappan sites in north west part of south Asia. The third chapter has the catalogue data of
female figurines. Fourth chapter is on detail description of male figurines. Fifth chapter is on Harappan
Animal figurines. Six chapters are on Miniature Bird Figurines, Seventh chapter is on other terracotta
Material and The Eight chapter presents a list of Harappan sites. In last it also contains detail Harappan
The text was gone through by Dr. B.L. Nag arch, Former Director of ASI who edited this volume
and the author is grateful to him. Discussion with Nayanjot Lahiri, B.R. Mani, Alok Tripathi, Pramod
Trivedi, D.Y. Sharma, K.P. Nautical, Kuldeep Bhan, Vas ant Shinde and Arundhati Banerji added
quite a bit to the authors' knowledge and he is indebted to all of them. The author records his
appreciation for cooperation and assistance received by Rohini Pande, S.N. Pathak, Madhuri Sharma,
Kadambini Pandey, Devangana Sharma, Anuj Pandey, Ajit Kumar Chaudhary, Bahadur Kumar
Kannaujiya, Prakash Rao and Ashish Kumar. Mr. J.C. Arora and Tejveer Singh who prepared the
photographs, Mr. Raju Gharai. Pratibha Parashar, R.R. Singh Chauhan and Sanjib Kumar Singh did
The author has also consulted the publications of B.B. Lal, J. Mark Kenoyer, Pramod Trivedi,
B.R. Mani, Subhra Pramanik, Upendar Singh, J... Pandey, Amy G. Postel, G. Possehl, H. Kondo,
Shereen Ratnagar, Jaya Menon, Chundamani and gopal, R.S. Bisht, Amrendra nath, J.P. Joshi and
M.L. igam and learnt from the new discovery. Author is also beholden to Ian Glover and Marks
newcomer both retired Professors who had been his teachers at Institute of Archaeology, London.
Author is also grateful to his other teachers R.K. Verma, VN. Misra, G.R. Sharma, J. . . Pal, B.B.
Misra, R.V Joshi, M.K. Dhavalikar, O.P. Yadav, J.S. egi, YD. Mishra who taught him Archaeology
at Allahabad University and Deccan College Poona.
The author is thankfull to Dr. Radhey Shyam Shukla of Pratibha Prakashan, Delhi for publishing
thi book within short period.
Book's Contents and Sample Pages
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