Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicArchaeological Survey Of India

Topic: Archaeological Survey Of India

Images of Hindu, Jain deities inside Qutub complex but it’s no place of worship, ASI tells court

Archaeological Survey of India was responding to a plea challenging a 2021 order that rejected a civil suit seeking right to worship within the Qutub Minar complex.

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.

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Vehicles travel along near-empty roads during a lockdown due to Covid in Shanghai, China | Representational image | Bloomberg

China’s economy slump shows no sign of bottoming out in May

The weakness in the gauge — the worst since the early months of the pandemic — reflects the lingering effects of large-scale lockdowns despite recent progress toward reopening.


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What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.