Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti

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Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti is a noted Indian archaeologist and professor of South Asian archaeology at Cambridge University. He is known for his studies on the early use of iron in India and the archaeology of Eastern India.

Career[edit]

Chakrabarti started his career as a lecturer of Archaeology at Calcutta University from 1965-77. He was a reader of Archaeology at Delhi University from 1977-90. He moved to a teaching post in South Asian archaeology at Cambridge University in 1990 and was promoted to professor prior to his retirement in 2007.

Publications[edit]

  • 2010. The ancient routes of the Deccan and the Southern Peninsula by Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti
  • 2010. The geopolitical orbits of ancient India : the geographical frames of the ancient Indian dynasties
  • 2009. India, an archaeological history : palaeolithic beginnings to early historic foundations
  • 2009. The problem of the Sarasvati River and notes on the archaeological geography of Haryana and Indian Panjab
  • 2008. The battle for ancient India : an essay in the sociopolitics of Indian archaeology
  • 2006. The Oxford companion to Indian archaeology : the archaeological foundations of ancient India, Stone Age to AD 13th century
  • 2005. The Archaeology of the Deccan Routes: The Ancient Routes from the Ganga Plain to the Deccan (2005) New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • 2004. Indus civilization sites in India : new discoveries by Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti
  • 2003. Archaeology in the Third World : a history of... by Dilip Kumar Chakrabarti
  • 2003. The archaeology of European expansion in India : Gujarat, c. 16-18th centuries
  • 2003. A source-book of indian archaeology. Volume III, Human remains, prehistoric roots of religious beliefs first steps in historical archaeology : sculpture, architecture, coins and inscriptions
  • 2001. Archaeological Geography of the Ganga Plain. The Lower and the Middle Ganga (2001) Delhi: Permanent Black
  • 1998 .The issues in East Indian archaeology
  • 1998 The archaeology of ancient Indian cities
  • 1997. Colonial Indology : sociopolitics of the ancient Indian past
  • 1997 A source book of indian archeology. Volume II, Settlements, technology and trade
  • 1995 The archaeology of early historic South Asia : the emergence of cities and states
  • 1993 Archaeology of eastern India : Chhotanagpur Plateau and West Bengal
  • 1992 Ancient Bangladesh: A Study of the Archaeological Sources (1992) Delhi: Oxford University Press
  • 1990 The external trade of the Indus civilization
  • 1988 A history of Indian archeology from the beginning to 1947
  • 1979 A source of Indian archaeology


  • The Early Use of Iron in India (1992) Delhi: Oxford University Press
  • Archaeology of Eastern India : Chhotanagpur Plateau and West Bengal (1993) Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited.
  • Archaeology of coastal West Bengal: Twenty-four Parganas and Midnapur districts (1994) South Asian Studies,10:pp. 135–160
  • A note on the use of metals in ancient Bengal, Pratnasamiksha (1994) Bulletin of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of West Bengal, 2 & 3:pp. 155–158
  • The Archaeology of Ancient Indian Cities (1995) Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  • Post-Mauryan states of mainland south Asia (1995) In: F. Raymond Allchin (ed.), The Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia, pp. 274–326. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • Preliminary observations on the distribution of sites in the south Bihar plain (1995) South Asian Studies, 11:pp. 129–147
  • Buddhist sites across south Asia as influenced by political and economic forces (1995) WorldArchaeology,27(2):pp. 185–202. JSTOR 125081
  • Copper and its Alloys in Ancient India (1996) Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • From Purnea to Champaran: The distribution of sites in the north Bihar plains (1996) South Asian Studies, 12:pp. 147–158
  • The Issues in East Indian Archaeology (1998) Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • India: An Archaeological History. Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations (1999) Delhi: Oxford University Press
  • The Archaeology of European Expansion in India, Gujarat, c. 16th–18th Centuries (2003) Delhi: Aryan Books International
  • Archaeology in the Third World: A History of Indian Archaeology since 1947 (2003) Delhi: D. K. Printworld Private Limited
  • A Sourcebook of Indian Archaeology. Volume 3. Prehistoric Roots of Religious Beliefs, Human Remains, The First Steps in Historical Archaeology: Sculpture, Architecture, Coins and Inscriptions (ed. with F. Raymond Allchin) (2003) Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Ltd.
  • Indus Civilization Sites in India: New Discoveries (ed.) (2004) Mumbai: Marg Publications
  • Archaeological Geography of the Ganga Plain: The Upper Ganga (Oudh, Rohilkhand, and the Doab) (2008) New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • Nation First: Essays in the Politics of Ancient Indian Studies
  • [1] Chakrabarti D.K. (2006). The Oxford companion to Indian archaeology: The archaeological foundations of ancient India. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • [2] Chakrabarti D.K. (2005). The Archaeology of the Deccan Routes: The Ancient Routes from the Ganga Plain to the Deccan. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/8121511399/departmentofa-21
  • [3] Chakrabarti D.K. (ed.) (2004). Indus Civilization Sites in India: New Discoveries. Mumbai: Marg Publications. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/8185026637/departmentofa-21
  • [4] Allchin F.R. and Chakrabarti D.K. (eds.) (2003). A Sourcebook of Indian Archaeology. Volume 3. Prehistoric Roots of Religious Beliefs, Human Remains, The First Steps in Historical Archaeology: Sculpture, Architecture, Coins and Inscriptions. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Ltd. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/8121510163/departmentofa-21
  • [5] Chakrabarti D.K. (2003a). Archaeology in the Third World: A History of Indian Archaeology since 1947. Delhi: D. K. Printworld Private Limited. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/8124602174/departmentofa-21
  • [6] Chakrabarti D.K. (2003b). The Archaeology of European Expansion in India, Gujarat, c. 16th–18th Centuries. Delhi: Aryan Books International
  • [7] Chakrabarti D.K. (2001). Archaeological Geography of the Ganga Plain. The Lower and the Middle Ganga. Delhi: Permanent Black. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/8178240165/departmentofa-21
  • [8] Chakrabarti D.K. (1999a). Bharatvarsher Pragitihas. Itihas Granthamala 6. Calcutta: Ananda Publishers Private Limited
  • [9] Chakrabarti D.K. (1999b). India: An Archaeological History. Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations. Delhi: Oxford University Press
  • [10] Chakrabarti D.K. (1998). The Issues in East Indian Archaeology. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/8121508045/departmentofa-21
  • [11] Allchin F.R. and Chakrabarti D.K. (eds.) (1997). A Sourcebook of Indian Archaeology. Volume 2. Settlements, Technology and Trade. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • [12] Chakrabarti D.K. (1997a). Colonial Indology: Sociopolitics of the Ancient Indian Past. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • [13] Chakrabarti D.K. (1997b). Notes on the archaeology of the Sarayupar plain, eastern Uttar Pradesh. South Asian Studies, 13:pp. 114–126
  • [14] Chakrabarti D.K. (1997c). The Lalmai-Tripura prehistoric fossilwood industry and the Late Anyathian 2 industry of Myanmar. Indo-Koko-Kenkyu—Indian Archaeological Studies Japan, 18:pp. 7–20
  • [15] Chakrabarti D.K. (1996a). Copper and its Alloys in Ancient India. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • [16] Chakrabarti D.K. (1996b). From Purnea to Champaran: The distribution of sites in the north Bihar plains. South Asian Studies, 12:pp. 147–158
  • [17] Chakrabarti D.K. (1995). The Archaeology of Ancient Indian Cities. Delhi: Ocford University Press. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0195634721/departmentofa-21
  • [18] CHakrabarti D.K. (1995). Post-Mauryan states of mainland south Asia. In: F.R. Allchin (ed.), The Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia, pp. 274–326. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • [19] Chakrabarti D.K. (1995a). Preliminary observations on the distribution of sites in the south Bihar plain. South Asian Studies, 11:pp. 129–147
  • [20] Chakrabarti D.K. (1995b). Buddhist sites across south Asia as influenced by political and economic forces. World Archaeology, 27 (2):pp. 185–202. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0043-8243%28199510%2927%3A2%3C185%3ABSASAA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-I
  • [21] Chakrabarti D.K. (1994a). Archaeology of coastal West Bengal: Twenty-four Parganas and Midnapur districts. South Asian Studies, 10:pp. 135–160
  • [22] Chakrabarti D.K. (1994b). A note on the use of metals in ancient Bengal, Pratnasamiksha. Bulletin of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of West Bengal, 2 & 3:pp. 155–158
  • [23] Chakrabarti D.K. (1994c). Archaeology of the Chhotanagpur plateau and the Bengal basin. In: J.M. Kenoyer (ed.), From Sumer to Meluhha: Contributions to the Archaeology of South and West Asia in Memory of George F. Dales, Jr, Wisconsin Archaeological Report, Volume 3, pp. 253–259. Madison: Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin
  • [24] Chakrabarti D.K. (1994d). The Iron Age in India: The beginning and consequence. Bulletin of the Indian Archaeological Society, 24:pp. 12–32
  • [25] Chakrabarti D.K. (1993). Archaeology of Eastern India : Chhotanagpur Plateau and West Bengal. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/8121506018/departmentofa-21
  • [26] Chakrabarti D.K. (1992a). Ancient Bangladesh: A Study of the Archaeological Sources. Delhi: Oxford University Press
  • [27] Chakrabarti D.K. (1992b). The Early Use of Iron in India. Delhi: Oxford University Press. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0195629922/202-6855010-4547850
  • [28] CHakrabarti D.K. (1992). Notes on the archaeology of Maldaha and West Dinajpur districts, West Bengal. South Asian Studies, 9:pp. 123–135
  • [29] Chakrabarti D.K. (1991). Aspects of continuity in Indian metalworking technology: A study of the geological and ethnographic sources. In: B. Durrans and T.R. Blurton (eds.), The Cultural Heritage of the Indian Village, British Museum Occasional Paper 47, pp. 19–28. London: British Museum
  • [30] Chakrabarti D.K. (1990). The External Trade of the Indus Civilization. Delhi: Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • [31] Chakrabarti D.K. (1988a). A History of Indian Archaeology from the Beginning to 1947. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Limited
  • [32] Chakrabarti D.K. (1988b). Theoretical Issues in Indian Archaeology. Delhi: Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited
  • [33] Chakrabarti D.K. (1984). The Antiquities of Kangra. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/8121501121/departmentofa-21
  • [34] Agrawal D.P. and Chakrabarti D.K. (eds.) (1979). Essays in Indian Protohistory. Delhi: B. R. Publishing Corporation
  • [35] Allchin F.R. and Chakrabarti D.K. (eds.) (1979). A Sourcbook of Indian Archaeology. Volume 1. Background; Early Methods; Geography, Climate and Early Man; Domestication of Plants and Animals. Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Private Limited

Quotes[edit]

  • Mill’s contempt for ancient India extends to the other Asian civilizations as well and . . . much of Mill’s framework has survived in the colonial and post-colonial Indology. For instance, his idea that the history of ancient India, like the history of other barbarous nations, has been the history of mutually warring small states, only occasionally relieved by some larger political entities established by the will of some particularly ambitious and competent individuals has remained with us in various forms till today.
    • Chakrabarti, D. K., 1997. Colonial Indology: Sociopolitics of the Ancient Indian Past. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Indians would certainly try to understand the fact that for more than a hundred years in the late fourth, third and early second centuries BC, there was a state which controlled the entire natural geographical domain of south Asia. Not even the British controlled such a large area for such a long period. This fact should in any case be one of the answers to the notion that there have only been divisive tendencies in the political history of India.
    • Chakrabarti, D. K., 1997. Colonial Indology: Sociopolitics of the Ancient Indian Past. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.


External links[edit]

   * http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/~dc129/
   * http://www.infinityfoundation.com/mandala/t_rv/t_rv_agraw_iron2.htm