In bringing out this annual Review after a brief gap of one month, I warmly acknowledge
the contributions of all my colleagues in the Survey as also those in the State Departments,
Universities and various other Institutions engaged in archaeological researches for supplying
material with illustrations for inclusion in this issue. I am sure, that, with the co-operation of all the
heads of respective departments, we will soon be able to further reduce the gap in the printing of
the Review. If contributions are received in time in the required format and style, our task of
expediting its publication will be much easier.
The material incorporated herein covers a wide range of subjects comprising exploration
and excavation, epigraphically discoveries, development of museums, radio-carbon dates, architectural
survey of secular and religious buildings, structural/chemical conservation etc. During the period
under review many new discoveries have been reported throughout the country. Among these the
survey of buildings in and around Vrindavan associated with mythological tradition is particularly
I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to my colleagues Shri Hari Manjhi ,
Shri C. Dorje and Ms. Arundhati Banerji, who are responsible- for the compilation, editing and
making the material ready for printing, to Shri Hoshiar Singh for preparing the dummy of plates,
to Ms. Anju Dhawan and all the staff members of the Publication Section for their assistance at all
stages besides Km. Neelam Prasad for computer setting and to Keval Singh for improving the line
drawings. Finally, I express my gratitude to Smt. S. Sagar and all the staff members of Bengal
Offset Works for their co-operation in bringing out this issue within such a short time.
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