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V. N. Prabhakar

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V. N. Prabhakar

Guest Professor, Archaeological Sciences,

  • BSc: University of Madras, 1991
  • MA: University of Madras, 1993
  • PG Diploma (Archaeology): Institute of Archaeology, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi, 1995
  • PhD: Kurukhsetra University, 2013

Email: vnprabhu -AT- iitgn.ac.in



  • Work Experience

    • Visiting Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Apr 2014 - present)
    • Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, New Delhi (Apr 2011 - present)
    • Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Aurangabad (July 2009 - Apr 2011)
    • Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Aurangabad (Aug 2008 - July 2009)
    • Deputy Superintending Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi (Jun 2003 - July 2008)
    • Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Aurangabad (Oct 2001 - May 2003)
    • Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeological Survey of India, Agra (Mar 1997 - Sep 2001)

  • Selected Publications

    1. V.N. Prabhakar (2015) Analysis of the Ernestite Stone Drills from Dholavira Excavation, in Vincent Lefevre, Aurore Didier, Benjamin Mutin (eds) South Asian Archaeology and Art 2012, Proceedings of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology 2012, Turnhout, pp. 257-270.
    2. V.N. Prabhakar (2014) Analysis of Bead from the Sanauli Burials of late Harappan Context, Pragdhara 23, A Journal of U.P. State Archaeology, pp. 63-93, ISSN 0973-5003.
    3. V.N. Prabhakar (2014) Possible Convergence of Historical Literature and Archaeology: Examples of Harappan Burial Practices and Customs, Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology 2 (2014): pp. 152-183, ISSN 2347-5463.
    4. V.N. Prabhakar, Jaseera C. Majid (2014) Preliminary Results of Excavation at Karanpura, a Harappan Settlement in district Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, Man and Environment XXXIX (II), pp. 13-41,ISSN 0258-0446.
    5. V.N. Prabhakar (2013) Excavation of a Harappan Settlement at Karanpura, Rajasthan, Puratattva 43, pp. 90-99, ISSN 0970-2105.