THT IndoFest 2024 Day 1: Harappan Civlization. June 10, 2024. Speakers: Dr R S Bisht and Dr P Ajithprasad

About the Speakers:

Dr R S Bisht, a recipient of the Padma Shri Award,  is a former Joint Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). He is best known for excavating and interpreting the internationally renowned Harappan site of Dholavira,  which brought to light many new facets of Harappan Civilization.

Dr P Ajithprasad retired as Professor and Head of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, where he had joined as a Faculty member in 1990.  He has worked on Harappan archaeology from the 1980’s onwards and has been a part of the M.S. University excavations of the Harappan sites in North Gujarat, Kachchh and Saurashtra. He is currently involved in the study of Early Harappan and Harappan cultural development in Gujarat along with Palaeolithic investigations in Western India, especially in Kachchh.