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ASI to revive 150-yr-old magazine

ASI to revive 150-yr-old magazine

Author: Preeti Karmyogi
Publication: The Asian Age
Date: April 15, 2009

The Archaeological Survey of India is set to revive its 150-year-old magazine Ancient India. The old issues will be reprinted and new issues will be brought out with some addition to the content.

"Those were interesting times when most of the Mohenjodaro and Harappan excavations happened. Ancient India was a landmark in international circles those days. There were write ups about the contemporary archaeological research worldwide. Going back to that rich past will help researchers, so we are planning to reprint the old issues with us as well as bring out new editions," an ASI official said.

The magazine stopped publishing 59 years ago. Fresh issues will be brought out on a quarterly basis. Some additions will be made in content and essence. But an effort will be made to retain the old flavour.

New issues will have some additional features. The magazine will also list archaeological activities of organisations and institution. The new magazine could be named Indian Archaeology.

The ASI brings out annual reports highlighting its activities, but these come three-four years later. The annual report for 2003-2004 is yet to come. Apart from that there is not much material for the scholars.

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