Puratattva
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Contents

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Obituary vi
Editorial xi
Articles

The Homeland of Indo-European Languages and Culture: Some Thoughts
B.B. Lal 1

The Ceramic-Assemblage in Proto-historic Mewar (Rajasthan), with Special Reference to Gilund and Balathal
Vasant Shinde, Gregory L. Possehl and Shweta Sinha Deshpande 5


Is Every Circular Fire-Pit in Harappan Levels- a 'Tandoor'?

Tejas Garge 25

A Report on Excavation at Madarpur, A Copper Hoard Site
D.V. Sharma, A. Pradhan, V.N. Prabhakar, A.K. Bhargav and K.A. Kabui 33

Excavation at Lahuradeva, District Sant Nagar, Uttar Pradesh
Rakesh Tewari, R.K. Srivastava and K.K. Singh 54


Archaeological Investigation at Kelshi, District Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

P.P. Joglekar, Sushama Deo, Arti Deshpande-Mukherjee and Savita Ghate 63

Uttaranchal Megaliths-Were they Co-eval or Precursor of the PGW Culture? An Assessment
K.P. Nautiyal, Rakesh C. Bhatt and M.S. Chauhan 74

Excavation at Pachkheri, A Megalithic Habitation Site
Amarendra Nath 81

Living Megalithic Practices Amongst the Madia Gonds of Bhamragad, District Gadchiroli, Maharashtra
Anuja Geetali 89


The Underwater Exploration of Mahabalipuram in Bay of Bengal

Alok Tripathi 93

In Search of High Tin-Bronze in Eastern India
Ashok Kumar Singh and Pranab Chattopadhyay  101

Deplastering and Conservation of Lord Jagannath Temple , Puri (Orissa): A Case Study
K.N. Dikshit 107

A Study of Group-Information of the Temples of Orissa
D.K. Nayak 117

Excavations at Abhaipur- A Painted Grey Ware Site
U.P. Arora, R.K. Verma and Anup Mishra 122

'Saurashtra Stone Anchors' (Ring-stones) from Dwarka and Somnath, West Coast of India
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A.S. Gaur, Sundaresh, Sila Tripati, P. Gudigar and S.N. Bandodkar 131

Notes and News

A Preliminary note on the Discovery of a Fossilised Human Baby Skull from the Ferricrete at Odai, Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu

P. Rajendran 146

Recent Exploration in Meghalaya

V. Shivananda 148

Atlas Motif in Indian Art

Gourishankar De 150

A Unique Seal from Budhigarh, Orissa

Baba Mishra and Mihirendra Pratap Singhdeo 152

Temporary Shelter in the Sub-Himalayas: An Ethno-Archaeological Observation

Parth R. Chauhan  156

Rabatak Inscription of Kanishka and Genealogy of the Kushanas

B.R. Mani 162

Historicity of Casting Technology in Nepal

Mala Malla 166

Early Jaina Women Teachers and their Contribution in Tamil Region

T. Arunraj 170

Terracotta Figurines of Chebrolu, District Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

S. Murali Mohan 173

Interesting Sealings from Mansar

Ajay Mitra Shastri 176

Copper Bronze Objects from Jakhera
Ramjit Singh 178

A Preliminary Report on the Excavations at Sanjan (2002)
S.P. Gupta, Kurush F. Dalal, Abhijit Dandekar, Rhea Mitra, Rukshana Nanji and Rohini Pandey 182

Book Reviews 

Raghunath S. Pappu, Acheulian Culture in Peninsular India
Subrata Chakrabarti 199

S. Pradhan, Orissan History, Culture and Archaeology- In Felicitation of Prof. P.K. Misra
Jitu Mishra 200

B.R. Mani, Delhi- Threshhold of the Orient (Studies in Archaeological Investigations)
Alok Tripathi 200

Om Prakash Pandey, Sarnath Ki Kala (Hindi)
B.R. Mani 202

Sanyukta Koshal, Ploughshares of Gods, Ladakh
B.R. Mani 202

Sashi Kant, Hatigumpha Inscription of Kharavela, and the Bhabru Edict of Asoka 
R.P. Sharma 203

Amrendra Kumar Singh, Temples of the Kalachuri Period  
Anuja Geetali 204

Romano Mastromattei and Antonio Rigopoulos, Shamanic Cosmos, From India to the North Pole Star
B.R. Mani 205

Arun Kesarwani, Excavations at Balu (Distt. Kaithal, Haryana)
Tejas Garge 206

K.V. Raman and Srinivasan, Studies in South Indian Coins
M. Rajesh 206

Parmeshwari Lal Gupta and Ajay Mitra Shastri, Numismatic Digest
T. Arunraj 207

M.K. Dhavalikar, Ellora- Monumental Legacy
Sonali Gupta 207

S.P. Gupta, Krishna Lal and Mahua Bhattacharyya, Cultural Tourism in India 
K.V. Raman 207

S.P. Gupta ans Sashi Prabha Asthana, Elements of Indian Art
K.V. Raman 208

T. Padmaja, Temples of Krishna in South India(History, Art and Traditions in Tamil Nadu)
S.P. Gupta 208

S.L. Shali, Settlement Pattern in Relation to Climatic Changes in Kashmir
 
Tejas Garge 209

Laxman S. Thakur, Buddhism in the Western Himalaya
S.P. Gupta 210

Dilip K. Chakrabarti, Archaeological Geography of the Ganga Plain: The Lower and the Middle Ganga
Sruti Kona Dey 210

S. Settar and Ravi Korisettar, Indian Archaeology in Retrospect (in 4 volumes)
Sonali Gupta 211

Dilip K. Chakrabarti, Archaeology in the Third World- A History of Indian Archaeology since 1947
K.N. Dikshit 212

Annual Report
Report of the XXXV Annual Conference of Indian Archaeological Society held at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat 213

Balance Sheet

216
Office Bearers 218
Board of Management 219
Plates 221


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