About the Book:
Sanskriti Vichitra, presented in two volumes, contains 128
essays on such wide range of subjects like art, archaeology, museums, museology,
heritage management, etc. The book, with its varied subjects, is divided into
two volumes –Vol. I on Art and Archaeology, and Vol. II on Museums, Museology
and Heritage Management.
Volume I comprise 61 articles. Though broadly classified as ‘Art and
Archaeology’ volume, it contains articles on Prehistory, Proto-history,
Historical Archaeology, Art, Iconography, Architecture, Religious and Social
History, Modern Art, Folk Art, History of Archaeological researches, etc. Similarly,
Volume II incorporates 67 articles on History of Museum movement, Museums, Museological
studies and also new developments in Museology, Structural and Chemical Conservation,
Women empowerment and Traditional knowledge systems.
The articles presented in these volumes flow from the pens of established academicians
as well as young research scholars of various universities, colleges and other
cultural institutions of the country and beyond. The authors who have contributed
to the volume, whether in Art, Archaeology, Museology, Heritage Management,
etc., have brought in their writings their own understanding of the subject
coupled with new material gleaned through field visits and practical knowledge
acquired in the course of their professional careers. Thus, the articles are
an optimum amalgamation of conventional knowledge and new perceptions and discoveries.
About the Editors:
Prof. (Dr.) Sachindranath Bhattacharya is
one of the senior-most faculty members in the Department of Museology, University
of Calcutta. He has been teaching in the University for more than 39 years.
He has to his credit several books, journals, articles, etc., on Museums and
Museology. He has organised, participated and contributed research papers in
several international and national seminars and conferences.
Professor (Dr.) Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay is presently
teaching in the Department of Archaeology, University of Calcutta. He started
his career as Curator of Archaeology and Museum Unit, Department of History,
Delhi University. His book Bankura: A Study of Its Archaeological Sources (2011)
is a pioneer work in the field of archaeology. He has recently been offered
as Professor of Eminence in the Presidency University, Kolkata in acknowledgement
of his academic achievements.
Dr. Goutami Bhattacharya, Deputy Superintending Archaeologist,
Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had a brilliant academic career. She got
her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the Universities of Lucknow and Calcutta, respectively.
Her Ph.D. thesis on Early Historical Archaeology of the Middle Ganga Plain (circa
6th to 1st century BC) is one of the best presentations in archaeological studies,