Amalananda Ghosh, an Indian archaeologist who lived from 3 March 1910 to 31 March 1981, was the planner and leader of several archaeological expeditions in the middle of the 20th century. He also wrote and edited a number of books about India’s ancient civilizations.
In 1937, Ghosh began working with the Archaeological Survey of India, eventually rising to the position of Director-General. In such capacity, he worked from 1953 until 1968.Ghosh directed or took part in a number of excavations when he was employed by the Survey, including those at Pachmarhi, Bikaner, Brahmagiri, Maski, Taxila, Arikamedu, and Harappa. A thorough investigation of the Bikaner site, along the dried-up Saraswati River bank, was organised and started by Ghosh in 1950. Within a few months, his study had revealed more than 100 sites, 25 of which had produced artefacts that were comparable to those from Mohenjodaro and Harappa. The historic Archaeological Survey of India Centenary was held in 1961 when he served as Director General.Ghosh served as an archaeology consultant for UNESCO to the governments of Qatar (1968), Bahrain (1968), Saudi Arabia (1968–69), and Yemen (1970) after his tenure with the Survey. From 1968 to 1971, he was a fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study.Over the course of his career, Ghosh produced a variety of books and publications, including The Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, a thorough reference work on the numerous archaeological projects carried out in India. A Guide to Nalanda, The City in Early Historical India, and A Survey of the Recent Progress in Early Indian Archaeology are a few such books.
|Books name||Bharatiya Pratnatattwa /ଭାରତୀୟ ପ୍ରତ୍ନତତ୍ତ୍ବ|
|No Of pages||11|