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South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index (Volume Four)

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Item Code: NAN673
Author: Asha Gupta
Publisher: D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 9788124608715
Pages: 718
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 10.0 inch X 6.5 inch
Weight 1.10 kg
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Volume four contains 1344 records on South and Southeast Asia selected out of 1800 records from the ABIA South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology index database.

Volume four has been compiled by the ABIA project team at IGNCA New Delhi. It includes all form of scholarly publications, ranging from survey works to small hut important articles, in composite books and journals published in India between 2006 and 2011, Subjects include pre- and protohistory, historical archaeology, ancient art history, modern art history, material culture, epigraphy and palaeography, numismatics and sigillography.

The bibliographic descriptions (with the original diacritics), keyword, and annotations have made this reference work a reliable guide to recently published scholarly work in the field.

About the Author

Asha Gupia, MA (Hindi), MLISc, Diploma in Russian language from University or Delhi and M.A (Economics) from Kota Open University, She has also obtained Post Graduate level programme on ELIS (Effective Library Information System) from University of Manchester, UK. She is working with IGNCE since 1987. Bibliographic compiled and in-house published under her editorship include: Prof. Vasudeva Saran Agrawala. A bibliography Survey to his Published Works, 1994; An Annotated Bibliography on zorastrian Studies, 1998; A Select Bibliography on Shadow puppetry, 1998 and Bibliography on Mahabharata, 2011. She is presently working as editor of IGNCA’s ABIA project.


ABIA stands for Annual Bibliography of Indian Archaeology that was published by the Kern Institute in Leiden during 1926-73. The ABIA is a unique and ambitious scheme of annotated bibliographic compilations on Indian arts and archeology, which used to be brought out annually by a group of Dutch scholars from the early part of the twentieth century. Though suspended for about a decade in the late eighties and early nineties, this pioneering effort was revived in 1995 mainly through the efforts of scholars from the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), the Netherlands.

In 1996, the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden put forward a proposal to resume the bibliography. The new bibliography is called ABIA South & Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index, briefly ABIA Index.

In ABIA Project, Indian activities started with Prof. S. Settar, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India, in 1998. In July 2002, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts was able to associate itself with the ABIA project and assisted in getting the required entries from Indian publications. Mou was signed between Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (IGNCA) and Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology, Colombo (PGIAR) in October 2002 to continue the work.

In 2007, Dr. K. K. Chakravarty, as the Member Secretary of IGNCA in New Delhi, India, took over the Chairmanship and the responsibilities of the coordinating office of the ABIA project from Prof. Nimal De Silva of the PGIAR, Colombo, Sri Lanka for the next five year period.

IGNCA is an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. The basic work of the ABIA Programme undertaken by IGNCA, India was:

1. To continue to publish a selection of high quality research annotations from the project's bibliographic database for the ABIA Index Volume 4;

2. 2. To collect and process the Indian publications from 2000 onwards;

3. To convince more countries of South and Southeast Asia to join the ABIA project.

During the third five-year term (2007 to 2011), bibliographic data were acquired and processed in the IGNCA, India and added to the local ABIA database. Volume 4 covers mostly Indian publications and some publications from Southeast Asian region. This was decided in the 12th annual workshop held in Sri Lanka in 2012.

Just as in the preceding volume, ABIA South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index, volume 4 covers publications in print. Records have been selected on the basis of certain qualitative criteria. The main criterion is whether the publication has immediate relevance for current research/new research. Excavation reports, conference proceedings, articles in periodicals, felicitation and commemoration volumes etc. have been included. Another selection criterion is based on the decision taken in the 10th workshop held in New Delhi, India in December 2009, i.e., not to annotate all records. However, the material that is not annotated is made sufficiently accessible through full bibliographic descriptions and keywords.

In order to widen the scope of the project the Chair at IGNCA, India has attempted to invite more countries to join the ABIA family, both in South Asia as well as in Southeast Asia.

ABIA in IGNCA, India

With regard to the publications of Southeast Asia, an IGNCA team visited Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and Malaysia to find institutions, scholars who could contribute bibliographic data of their country on a regular basis. In the absence of any institution, scholar from Southeast Asian region, as Chair, IGNCA purchased some publications and these were annotated in ABIA India coordinating country office. These were also included in the volume 4.

Finally, release of ABIA Index, volume four has been possible due to cooperation and hard work of the team of ABIA Project. They include editor, annotators, assistants and officials.


  List of Illustrations ix
  List of Table xi
  Preface xiii
  The ABIA project 2007- 2011 xv
  Editorial xxv
  Preparing ABIA Index , Volume 4 xxv
  Acknowledgements xxvi
  Teahnical Aspects xxix
  ABIA Index coverage xxix
  Sequence xxx
  Software xxxi
  Ordering principles xxxii
  Structure of the records xxxiv
  Indexes xl
  Spelling and Romanization xliii
  Annotators and Editors xlv
  Institutes xlvii
  Periodicals li
  Libraries liii
  Publications on Arts, Languages, History, Philosophy and Religion in India - a study / by Pratapanand Jha lv
1.0 South and Southeast Asia 1
2.0 South Asia 9
3.0 Southwest Asia - as related to South Asia 543
4.0 Central Asia - as related to South Asia 546
5.0 East Asia - as related to South Asia 548
6.0 Southeast Asia 550
7.0 East Asia - as related to Southeast Asia 558
  Author Index 590
  Geographic Index 606
  Subject Index 621

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