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Study and documentation of the Sapthasthanam (seven sacred spaces) of Chhakavapalli in Thanjavur District

Formal training in scientific techniques for application in molluscan research in Indian archaeology

The UK Visiting Fellowship came at an appropriate time when I was involved in studying past molluscan utilisation on the Indian west coast. It enabled me to initiate application of a specific technique which would not have been possible in India due to financial constraints and lack of expertise. Since my PhD in 1995, my analysis of marine molluscan shells from some of the sites belonging to the Harappan civilisation in coastal Gujarat has revealed their potential in archaeological interpretations.

Documentation of lesser known Buddhist rock-cut caves at Bhandara (1st to 2nd centuries CE) and Shelarwadi Dist Pune (3rd century CE)