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Neolithic Cultures of South India
Author : Dr. V Shivananda
ISBN : ISBN: 978-81-7320-176-9
Edition : 2017
Language : English
Size & Pages : 29 cm, 312, Illus. Col. & B/W.
Publisher : Agam Kala Prakashan
Format : Hardbound
Price : Rs. 2950


About the Book

The book Neolithic Cultures of South India deals with cultural changes and
adaptations of the settled life in different stages of time span during the
Neolithic period in South India. This particular book has many unique qualities
like the south Indian Neolithic cultural sites are briefly documented based on
the excavation reports. Being the field archaeologist the author very well used
the various data available in the excavation reports to farm the conclusive
results. Technological developments in the field of stone tools and other
associated technologies such as metallurgy, stone and terracotta beads;
development of pottery and its stages really attracts the attention.
In Origin and Chronology of the Culture the methods he adopted is not based
on hypothesis; but based on the scientific dating methods which speaks
volumes on the authenticity of the facts. The book deals with all the aspects of
the Culture like disposal of the dead, domestication of the animals and plants,
architecture and the aesthetic wisdom of the people in detail. This culture in
South India is associated with ash mounds and it is briefly cited in this volume.
In the Archaeological studies of Indian cultures such compilation and analysis
is needed and this particular book faithfully fulfills the need of the hour in many
respects. The photographs and drawings used in this book are original in
nature. They enhance the quality of the presentation and it is worth to be
possessed by anyone interested in the field of study.

About the Author
Dr. Shivananda was born in Bengaluru the capital of Karnataka State in 1954.
He received his higher education at Hubli, earning B.A., (1972), M.A., (1974)
from Karnatak University, Dharwad and Ph.D., in Ancient history and
Archaeology (1995) from the University of Mysore, Mysore.
Dr. Shivananda worked in Archaeological Survey of India in various capacities
before he retired as Regional Director. He has authored several books
including the Guide book on Mattanchery Palace (1997) and Champaner
Pavagadh (2009) Catalogue of Antiquities in Tipu Sultan Museum at
Srirangapattana (2013), Excavations in Gujarat (2015). He has published
more than 50 papers in various books and journals and edited Gauravam, Dr.
B. K. Gururaja Rao Felicitation Volume (1996), Pratnakirti Prof. Srinivasa H
Ritti Felicitation volume (2012) and assistant Editor of Sri Nagabhinandanam:
Dr. M.S. Nagaraja Rao Felicitation Volume (1995).


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