ABOUT THE BOOK:
The recent exploration and excavation work conducted by the A.S.I. has confirmed that Buddhism was popular in North-East India during the post Gupta and early medieval period while the establishment of Boxanagar seems to be earlier than those of the Mainamati and Paharpur (Bangladesh). Buddhism entered Assam through Brahmaputra valley, while Tawang was influenced from Tibet and Northern part of Arunachal Pradesh from China.
The present study on the Black Slipped Ware of Eastern Uttar Pradesh and Avadh region (Pre-NBPW deposit) shows that it is entirely different in texture, polished, shapes and types as discovered from other parts of Northern India. We can suggest that the Black Slipped Ware of this region can be treated as a separate culture which originated in Eastern UP around 1100 B.C.E and continued upto 400 B.C.E when it finally merged with N.B.P Ware.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Syed Jamal Hasan, born on 4th May 1956 in a Zamindar family of Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, obtained Post -Graduation in Ancient History, Culture and Archeology from Tilak-Dhari Mahavidyalaya, Jaunpur (U.P.) and recently retired as Director (Archeology) from the Archeological Survey of India (May 2016). He started his field training from Sringaverpura excavation under the project "Archeology of Ramayana Sites", during 1977-78, 1978-79 and at Bhardwaj Ashram (1982-83). He also served as a Museum Curator at the Department of History (Delhi University) between 1979-1981 and obtained M.Phil from the same. He also holds Post Graduate served as a Museum Curator at the Department of History (Delhi University) between 1979-1981 and obtained M.Phil from the same. He also holds Post Graduate Diploma (Archeology) from ASI and D.Phil from H.N.B University, Srinagar, Garhwal (U.K.)
He served in ASI for about 35 years in different capacities and places since 1981 in respective fields like excavation, exploration and conservation of ASI protected monuments/sites in the jurisdiction of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh , Uttrakhand and North-East India.
In the beginning of his career, he supervised the excavation work at Sringaverapura, Hulas, Ror, Bahiri, Bhardwaj Ashram, Banawali and sites of Haryana under Indo French expedition (1988). The sites like Aunahan, Bhita, Orajhar, Shyam Sunder Tila, Thakurani Tila (Pillak) Surya Pahar, Karenghar, Charai Deo and Boxanagar were excavated under his direction.
He has published a large number of research papers in various National & International Journals besides a monograph on the Antiquities of Kangra jointly with Dr. Dilip k Chakraborty. Deputed Moscow (USSR) by the ASI to organise the "Drusba Dosti" Exhibition and alo presented research papers on Buddhism at Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Los Angeles (USA).