Archaeology

Tracing rice domestication in India

Print edition : May 01, 2015

Rakesh Tewari, Director General, ASI. Photo: S. Subramanium

Rock paintings discovered near Mau in Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A general view of the excavation at Lahuradeva in the middle-Ganga plains in Uttar Pradesh, which, along with other sites such as Thusi, Hetapatti, Malhar and Tokwa, established that rice was cultivated in India as early as seventh millennium BCE. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Rakesh Tewari (who is rowing) completing his 2,400-km-long rowing expedition in a dinghy from Delhi to Kolkata in 1976. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Interview with Rakesh Tewari, Director General, Archaeological Survey of India.
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