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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Ethno Rock Art: A Case Study of Kaimur, Bihar

Title: Ethno Rock Art: A Case Study of Kaimur, Bihar
Author: Sachin Kumar Tiwary
Foreword: S.C. MALIKU.G.C. Research Scientist Professor in Anthropology
Commentary: PROF. J. N. PALFormer Head Department Of Ancient History Culture & Archaeology, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
Fernando Coimbra, PhD
Visiting Professor in Master of Prehistoric Archaeology and Rock Art, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, Internal researcher Quaternary and Prehistory Unit, Center for Geosciences, University of Coimbra
ISBN: 978-93-82395-73-7
Binding: Hard Cover
Language: English
First Edition: 2016
Category: Archaeology, Heritage Study

About the Author:
Sachin Kr. Tiwary, PhD. is currently working as an Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Government of India, Ministry of Culture, Sarnath Circle, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He has done MA from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, PhD from A.I.H. and Archaeology Department, Patna University.

About the Book:
The book “Ethno Rock Art: A Case Study of Kaimur, Bihar” is a work, which largely depends on field exploration in the study area. Ethno rock art is one of the neglected disciplines of Indian Archaeology. In this work apart from the brief about the rock art of Kaimur, a detail attempt has been made to interpret them taking clue from ethno-archaeological evidences.

The collection of information started from a wide review of books and articles published on the Kaimurian rock art; researches about the occupants of those territory through the ages and the survey of specific data about their ethno art. As far as the research on rock art of Kaimur region (Bihar) is concerned, unfortunately only two articles are written on this regional rock art.

The work almost redefines the concept of origin and purpose of rock art and offers an extensive and all-inclusive classification of the rock art without hesitating to coin new terms for certain classes that were hitherto accommodated under groups which they were not conveniently belonging to on the basis of features and typology. Further, the contemporary lifestyles of the native habitants have been deeply observed for the first time revealing connectivity with the tradition may be with some modification of the prehistoric man and leading us to the belief that the social moorings of the present society extend to that by gone era.

The result of present book will elevate the Kaimur rock art on the national or even international level and that now the rock art researches from far off regions or nations may now turn to this region as one of the resource centres of filed observation.

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