Peopling and Cultural Spread: Studies in South Asian Archaeology, in honor of Prof. Vasant S. Shinde for his commitment and services to Indian Archaeology

About the Book

This book is an outcome of a collection of articles on South Asian Archaeology which were received in response to a call issued by the editors to honor the achievements of Prof. Vasant Shinde – a well-known archaeologist. The book contains several essays on prehistoric and early historic archaeology of South Asia contributed by the authors from many institutions across the globe. From late Pleistocene assemblages of Sri Lanka to cultural assemblages of Jiroft in Iran and from Harrapan studies to the late medieval developments in architecture in India, the edited volume delineates the process of prehistoric to early historic cultural developments in pan South Asian context. This edited volume would be an interesting addition to the recent archaeological studies in South Asia and will help understand the current trends in South Asian Archaeology in general and India in particular.

  • Author: Ajmal Shah, Mumtaz Yatoo and Astha Dibyopama (eds.)
  • Publisher: Dev Publishers & Distributors
  • Edition: First
  • Year: 2023
  • Dimension: 22 x 28 cm
  • No. of Pages: 290
  • Weight: 1150 gm
  • ISBN: 9789394852440
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Territory: World
  • Price: ₹ 4995

About the Author

Dr. Ajmal Shah is an Assistant Prof-cum-Curator at Centre of Central Asian Studies, University of Kashmir. He earned his PhD from Deccan College (PGRI), Deemed University, Pune, Maharashtra. Dr. Shah is a recipient of prestigious Tagore National Research Fellowship from Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Dr. Shah has many research projects to his credit and one of his major projects was funded by Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Germany. He was nominated as an executive member of Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA). His research appears in journals and books of National and International standing.

Dr. Shah has travelled widely representing Himalayan archaeology in conferences in India, Sri Lanka, Russia, USA and Europe. Recently, he was awarded a visiting fellowship by EPHE, PSL. University, Paris, France.


Dr. Mumtaz A. Yatoo is a Ford Fellow who has earned his PhD from University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is a visiting academic to School of Archaeology, University of Sydney, Australia. Dr. Yatoo has many research projects to his credit, prominent being with University of Sydney, Australia. Dr. Yatoo publishes widely, and his research appears in acclaimed journals and books of National and International repute.


Dr. Astha Dibyopama has completed her PhD from Deccan College, PGRI, Pune. She taught Archaeology at Deccan College for more than 6 years. She has been recipient of many fellowships including prestigious, Jawahar Lal Nehru Memorial Fund and Homi Bhabha Fellowship. Currently she is pursuing post-doctoral research at Department of Archaeology, PAH Solapur University, Maharashtra funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

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