xi, 81p., Illus., Bib., Index, 23 cm. (IGNCA Rock Art Series No. 5)
CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction/Baidyanath Saraswati; 2. Conservation and preservation of rock art in India/M.C. Joshi; 3. Conservation, preservation and maintenance of rock art/V.H. Sonawane; 4. Conservation technique and long term planning for preservation of rock art in tropical countries/B.B. Lal; 5. Some ancient pigments and problems in their perservation/B.N. Tandon; 6. Management of Bhimbetka and Adamgarh/B.M. Pande; 7. Conservation and management of rock art sites/Bansi Lal Malla; 8. The cultural dimension of rock art/Baidyanath Saraswati.
The present publication brought out under the IGNCA's rock art series contains the papers presented during the seminar by the participants who are well known experts on the rock art in India. Preceeded by an introduction giving the background of rock art studies in IGNCA, it includes articles on conservation, preservation and maintenance of rock art sites, conservation techniques and long term planning, analysis of pigments of painted caverns and their preservation, management of two foremost rock art sites in India, and requirements for conserving and managing rock art remains and cultural dimensions of rock art. The publication 'Conservation of Rock Art' although is not a bulky volume, it concentrates, perhaps for the first time in India in recent years on the vital problem of preserving the rock art remains which of course requires much extensive studies and research. The book takes into account crucial matters related to conservation hazards, interventionist practices, conervation techniques, long term planning for preservation of rock art and the cultural dimension of rock art.