Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicArchaeological Survey Of India

Topic: Archaeological Survey Of India

The Archaeological Survey of India began as a three-member team led by Alexander Cunningham

'The World of India's First Archaeologist', edited by Upinder Singh, throws light on the place of archaeology in the politics of colonial India.

Stone image of Durga, Nataraja idol & more — 36 antiques ASI recovered from UK, US, Australia

Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism says all antique items recovered over the last 5 years were given voluntarily by the museums and related authorities.

36 antique idols, artefacts returned to India by US, Australia, UK in last 5 yrs, govt says

In reply to a question in Parliament, MoS for Culture & Tourism Prahlad Patel said all efforts are being taken by ASI to retrieve antiquities smuggled out of the country.

The Class of Taxila — how Mortimer Wheeler set up the first Indian archaeology school

In ‘Archeology and the public purpose’, Nayanjot Lahiri writes on the gap between govt departments & universities bridged by The Taxila School of Archaeology.

Temperature checks, sanitisers, social distancing — Delhi monuments welcome back visitors

While Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar and Safdarjung Tomb opened their doors to visitors, one of Delhi's major attractions — the Red Fort — still remained closed.

Archaeological Survey of India discovers 9th century sandstone Shiva linga in Vietnam

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar also congratulated the ASI on their discovery, which was excavated in an ancient Hindu temple complex in Vietnam.

These are the 5 archaeological sites Modi govt wants to develop with museums

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also allocated Rs 3,150 crore for the Ministry of Culture, under which the sites fall.

Why Delhi’s grand monuments will always remember young archaeologist Gordon Sanderson

In 1910, Gordon Sanderson decided to take charge of conserving and landscaping clusters of historic monuments in India.

ASI set to excavate Purana Quila again in decades-long hunt for Mahabharata link

ASI insiders say it is ‘unusual’ that the 16th-century Purana Quila is being dug up second time in just over a year.

Humayun, Safdarjung tombs in Delhi among 10 monuments that will now remain open until 9 pm

Taj Mahal does not find a mention in this list even though it was the most visited and revenue generating monument in 2017-18.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.