Archaeological Survey of India
Cultural and Civilisational Digest: May-2024

Mathura culture, Mahabharata Period — ASI digs Govardhan Hill after 50 years- The Print
The Archaeological Survey of India is on a mission to untangle the historical threads of Braj region, the birthplace of Hindu deity Krishna. For the....

Cultural and Civilisational Digest: April-2024

A Hindu festival in southwestern Pakistan brings a mountainous region to life- Associated Press
The ascent of steep mud volcanoes marks the start of Hindu pilgrims’ religious rituals in southwestern Pakistan. They climb hundreds of st....

Cultural and Civilisational Newsletter : March-2024

Buddha relics return to India after historic Thailand tour- The Economic Times
The relics of Lord Buddha, along with those of his disciples Arahant Sariputta and Arahant Maha Moggallana, after 26 days returned to the National Museum in De....

Cultural and Civilisational Newsletter : February-2024

(Cultural and civilisational issues are vital as they shape societies, influencing values, norms, and identities. Understanding these aspects fosters harmony, tolerance, and cooperation among diverse communities. Addressing cultural concerns promo....

An Outline of the Development of Ancient Historical and Archaeological Studies in India

There is a wide range of studies on this topic, often contentious in various ways. Here I shall adopt a simple factual approach, outlining how the study of ancient Indian history and archaeology has developed in different stages from the mid-18th cen....

Seminar on Indian Civilization (2000-500 B.C.)

The Vivekananda International foundation (VIF), in association with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), held a two-day national seminar on the theme of ‘Indian Civilization (2000-500 B.C) on 17 & 18 Jun 2015. The seminar was essentially aimed....

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