234p., 73 Halftone Illus., Figs., Maps, Bib., Index, 29 cm.
Abounding rich natural beauty, ecology and environment, Kashmir valley is also a treasure house of archaeological wealth and cultural heritage. The valley is enriched with monuments and sites of great significance right from prehistoric times to late medieval period. The present volume presents a detailed cultural spectrum of Kashmir on the basis of scientific-archaeological study. Besides the ecological and historical background of the land, the author has given vivid description of Neolithic-Megalithic culture in the valley; early historical cultural remains; temple architecture and Islamic architectural heritage. Based on empirical investigations/ excavations and case studies, the present work weaves an authoritative history of Kashmir-peeping through its monumental glory, culture, art and architecture. Meticulously researched the book is based on the critical use of vast scientific and archaeological data. Profusely illustrated with maps, line drawings and photographs, this volume will go a long way in fulfilling the needs of scholars, students and lay readers.