Solapur University, Solapur Ph.D. Course Work Syllabus

Solapur University, Solapur
Ph.D. Course Work Syllabus
Ancient Indian History Culture and Archaeology
Introduced from June 2011
Paper I
Research Methodology & Information
Communication Technology.
Paper II
Recent Trends in Indian Archaeology
Paper III :
Modern Topics in Indian Art
Paper IV :
Advanced Development in Field Archaeology.
Note : Medium of answer for theory examination is in
English as well as Marathi.
Recent Trends in Indian Archaeology
Paper – II
(Marks 100)
Unit 1- a)Stone Age Culture
b)Megalithic Culture
Unit 2- Indus Valley Civilisation
a. Social and Cultural Life
b. Religious Life
c. Recent trends/ New discoveries
Unit 3- Education in Ancient India
d. Gurukul system
e. Ashram System of Education
f. University Education
2) Jainism
a. Jain Philosophy
b. Religious Practice
3) Buddhism
a. Buddhist Philosophy
b. Four Noble Truth and Eight – Fold Path
4) Sects in Hinduism
a. Shaiva
b. Vaishanav
Recommended Readings
Bhandarkar R.J. : Vaishnavism, Saivism and minor religiour sects –
Varanasi – 1965.
Dixit S.H. : Bharatiya Tatvadnyan – Kolhapur, 1985
Hiriyana M. : Outline of Indian Philosophy, London, 1932.
Keith A.B. : Religion and Philosophy of the Vedas and the Upanishadas 2
Vol. London, 1925.
P.H. Prabha Walavalkar :
Hindu Social organization, popular publication, Bombay.
V.D. Mahajan : Ancient India, S. Chand & Co. – New Delhi
Dr. A.S. Altekar : Education in Ancient India, Banaras
Dr. A.S. Altekar : Position of women in Hindu Civilization – Banaras
H. Chattergee : Social background of forms of marriage in Ancient India
Bhartiya Sanskruti Kosh (Releted Part) : Bhartiya Sanskruti Kosh Mandal
(Marathi) Pune.
Rennu Leuis : Religion of Ancient Indian, London, 1953.
Dr. Satischandra : An Introduction to Indian Philosophy Chatterji and Dr.
Dhirendranath Datta
Stevanson S. : Heart of Jainism, London 1925.
Modern Topics in Indian Art
Paper – III
(Marks 100)
1. Unit-1 Prehistory:a. Prehistoric Art- Bhimbetka
2. Unit-2 Protohistory:a. Harappan Art & Architecture
3. Unit-3Art & Architecture of Maurya,Shunga-Kanva
a. Palace of Pataliputra,Sanchi Stupa,Ashoka Pillars
b. Bharhut and Bodhagaya
4. Unit-4 Rock-Cut Architecture
a. Karle, Bhaje
b. Ellora
c. Ajanta
d. Mahabalipuram
5. Unit-5 Temple Architecture
a. Temples in North India
b. Temples in South India
c. Temples in Maharashtra.
6. Unit-6 Characteristics of Indian Paintings
a. Ajanta
b. Bagh
c. Badami
Recommended Readings
Rowland, Benjamin 1957 : The Art & Architecture of India (Hindu –
Buddhist – Jains) 3rd Edition, Shffick
Brown Percy 1976 : Indian Architecture 7th ed. Bombay.
Saraswati S.K. 1975 : A survey of Indian Sculpture. Brown Percy –
Rawson Philip 1961 : Indian Painting New York
Zimmer H. 1955 : Art of India asia 2 Vol. New York
Shukla D.N. 1961 : Vastu Shastra Vol. 5 Lucknow Moti Chandre- Ivories
in Ancient Indian.
Mate M.S. : Prachin Bhartiya Kala continental Publication Pune (Marathi)
Joshi N.P. : Murtividnyan (Marathi)
Kulkarni M.Y. : Bhartiya Kala, Pune
Dabade balkrishna : Aksharshodha.
Joshi Mahesh Chandra 1995 : Yug yugin Bhartiya Kala – Rajasthani
Granthagar, Jodhpur.
Advanced Development in Field Archaeology
Paper – IV
(Marks 100)
Unit – I
:Exploration, Nature, Methods, Equipments and
Record, Ariel Photography.
Unit – II
:Excavation Techniques and Methods (Trial trenches,
Vertical method Horizontal method, Quadrant
method, Open stripping, Stratigraphical method)
Unit – III
: Dating Methods in Archaeology (Relavite and
Absoulte Dating)
Unit – IV :Conservation and Preservation techniques (Bones,
Shell, Lvory, Wood, Metal, Textiles, Glass, Pottery,
Terracotta Paper)
Unit – V
:Publication and Documentation ( Computer
application for data analysis, Recording of
evidences, Report writing)
Unit – VI :Pottery from various cultures
Recommended Reading
1. Dhavlikar M.K. - Puratattva Vidya
2. Deo S.B. -Puratattva Vidya.
3. Pande Jaynarayan- Puratattva Vimarsha
4. Plenderlith H.J. 1965 Conservation of Antiquities and works of
Arts - London, Oxford University Press .
5. Raman K.V.- Princiles and Methods in Archaeology
6. Rajan K. - Archaeological Principles and Methods.
7.Chakrabarti D.K 1988.- A History of Indian Archaeology: From
Beginning to 1947. New Delhi: Munshilal Manoharlal
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