About the Book :
This volume deals primarily with methodology, and is pioneering effort in problem-oriented research. Most meaningfully, cogently and in a very readable style in produces a broad theoretical basis for the comprehension of archaeological material- within the framework of anthropology for anthropology for the first time-bearing upon Indian Civilization. It makes a timely, in fact a long overdue, plea for broad contextual issues raising crucial questions that help construct a total picture of the life of early peoples of India. It has produced a model for cultural evolution in South Asia.
no one who is interested in Indian archaeology can afford to ignore it
deserves to be taken very seriously."
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, LONDON
"This work is an excellent example of a Problem-oriented monograph which successfully carries out its aims and purposes."
"A book like this had to be written
his effort is praise-worthy."
N.K. Bose in MAN IN INDIA
"a thought-provoking book in interpretative archaelogy has finally come."
D. P. Aggarwal in PURATATTVA
About the Author:
S.C.MALIK (b.1932) has a Master's degree in Anthropology form the University of Delhi, a Post-graduate Diploma in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London, and a Ph.D. In Palaeo-anthropology from the M.S. Univrsity of Baroda. He was associated with the M.S. University of Baroda from 1965 until 1970 and a Fulbright-Smith-Mundt scholar at the University of Chicago for two years. He is a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla since 1970. He has contributed a number of research papers to learned journals. His publications include: Stone Age Industries of the Bombay and Satara Districts, Understanding Indian Civilization: a Framework of Enquiry, Indian civilization-the First Phase (ed.), dissent, Protest and Reform movements in Indian Civilization (ed.), Indian Movements: Aspects of Dissent, Protest and Reform (ed.),Determinants of Social Status in India (ed.).
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