Virendra Nath Misra, PhD
Editor, Traditional Knowledge Systems

Brief Bio-Data

Name: Virendra Nath Misra

Place of Birth: Khandauli, District Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Date of Birth: January 9, 1935

Permanent Address:

National Fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research,
New Delhi. G-2, B-Wing, Ganga Park, Mundhwa Road, Pune 411 036, India
Phone: 020-687 22 49
Email: 1. misravin@vsnl.net
            2. misravn@indya.com

Education:

1. B.A., Agra University, 1955, First Division
2. M.A. (Anthropology), Lucknow University, 1957, First Division
3. Ph.D (Prehistoric Archaeology), Poona University, 1962
4. Visharad (Hindi), Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad, 1952, First Division
5. Prathama (Sanskrit), Government Sanskrit College, Banaras, 1954, First Division
6. Purva Madhyama, (Sanskrit), Government Sanskrit College, Banaras, 1956, First Division
7. Certificate in French, Poona University, 1966, First Division
8. Certificate in German, Max Mueller Bhavan, Poona, 1971, First Division.

Research:

(A) In India:

(a) Archaeology

(i) Archaeological explorations and geological investigations

Conducted following major explorations:

1. 1958-61. Valleys of the Chambal, Banas and Luni rivers and their tributaries in several districts of Rajasthan, and discovered nearly 70 Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites.
2. 1962-64. Valleys of the Berach river and its tributaries in Udaipur and Chittaurgarh districts of Rajasthan, and discovered nearly 30 Stone Age and Chalcolithic sites.
3. 1966. Explored several Copper Hoard and Painted Grey Ware sites in Farrukhabad, Hardoi and Sahajahanpur districts of Uttar Pradesh.
4. 1966-67. Explorations of Stone Age, Harappan and Chalcolithic sites in north Gujarat and Luni Valley in south Rajasthan.
5. 1977-81. Explorations in Sirohi, Pali, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Nagaur, Jaisalmer, Barmer and Jalor districts of Rajasthan, and discovered a number of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites, and carried out investigation of Tertiary and Quaternary geological deposits.

In addition, participated in the following explorations conducted under the direction of the late Prof. H.D. Salnkalia:

1. 1960. Participated in the exploration in coastal Bombay
2. 1965. Participated in the prehistoric expedition in the Narmada Valley.

(ii) Excavations

Conducted excavations at the following archaeological sites:

1. 1967. Mesolithic Site of Tilwara, District Barmer, Rajasthan
2. 1968-70. Mesolithic Site of Bagor, District Bhilwara, Rajasthan
3. 1973-77. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Site of Bhimbetka, District Raisen, Madhya Pradesh
4. 1981-85. Palaeolithic Sites of Jayal and Didwana, District Nagaur, Rajasthan
5. 1986-90. Palaeolithic Sites of Devakachar and Samnapur, District Narsinghpur, Madhya Pradesh
6. 1994-2000. Chalcolithic and Early Historic Site of Balathal, District Udaipur, Rajasthan

In addition, participated in following excavations conducted under the direction of the late Prof. H.D. Sankalia:

1. 1959, 1960. Chalcolithic Site of Navdatoli , Nimar district, Madhya Pradesh
2. 1964. Neolithic Site of Sangankallu, Bellary district, Karnataka
3. 1964. Neolithic Site of Tekkalakota, Bellary district, Karnataka
4. 1965. Early Historic Site of Tripuri, Jabalpur district, Madhya Pradesh

(i) Museum studies

1. 1962. Examined all the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Harappan collections in the Indian Museum, Calcutta

(j) Anthropology

Conducted ethnographic studies on the following hunting-gathering, pastoral and agricultural communities:

1. 1977-85. Banjaras, a pastoral community in Nagaur district, Rajasthan
2. 1977-85. Bhils, a hunting-gathering and agricultural community in Nagaur district, Rajasthan
3. 1978-85. Van Vagris, a hunting-gathering community in Nagaur district, Rajasthan
4. 1986-91. Kanjars, a hunting-gathering community in Farrukhabad district, Uttar Pradesh
5. 1987-90. Pardhis, a hunting-gathering community in Narsinghpur and Damoh districts, Madhya Pradesh
6. 1987-90. Kuchbandhias, a hunting-gathering community in Narsinghpur and Damoh districts, Madhya Pradesh 7. 1981-2000. Kalbeliyas, a hunting-gathering community in Jodhpur, Bhilwara and Udaipur districts, Rajasthan
8. 1982. Carried out a study of the funerary structures and associated rituals of the Maria Gonds, a hunting-gathering and agricultural community of Bastar district of Madhya Pradesh

(B) Abroad

1. 1969. Studied Mesolithic material in the Colombo Museum and visited excavated Mesolithic sites of Batadomba-lena, Balangoda, Beli-lena Kitulagala and Bellan-bandi Palassa and the Historical sites of Anuradhapura, Polonnaruva and Kandy in Sri Lanka.
2. 1970. Participated in the excavation of the Mousterian site of Pech de l'Aze in France.
3. 1970. Studied Stone Age cultural materials in a number of museums and research centres and visited many prehistoric sites and excavations in Israel, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, The Netherlands, Denmark and Czechoslovakia.
4. 1971. Studied Stone Age collections and visited a number of archaeological sites in the States of Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania in Australia.
5. 1977. Studied Stone Age and ethnographic collections in a number of museums in Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth and visited the Stone Age sites on Willandra fossil lakes in New South Wales in Australia.
6. 1984. Collected data on prehistory and human evolution in the libraries at the University of California, Berkeley, USA.
7. 1990. Visited a large number of Stone Age and Historical sites in many parts of Sri Lanka and examined Stone Age collections in the Colombo Museum.

Research Supervision: Supervised Ph. D research of following students:

1.V. Rami Reddy (1968),
2. Ms. Katy N. Frenchman (1972),
3. P.K. Thomas (1977),
4. Yasodhar Mathpal (1978),
5. D.R. Raju (1982),
6. Makhhan Lal (1982),
7. Jacob S. Jayaraj (1983),
8. S.C. Nanda (1984),
9. Ms. Zarine Cooper (1984),
10. Vijay Singh (1988),
11. Md. Shafiqul Alam (1990),
12. M.M. Hoque (1993),
13. J.S. Kharakwal (1994),
14. Ms. Bishnupriya Basak (1988),
15. Sunil Gupta (1988),
16. S.S.M. Rahman (1999),
17. Ms. Mala Maiya Malla (1999),
18. B.S. Harishankar (1999),
19. A.R. Mishra (2000),
20. Balaram Tripathy (2001),
21. Ms. Shahida Ansari (2001),
22. Kurush F. Dalal (2001),
23. Abhijit Dandekar (2001).

Professional Experience:

Appointments Held:

1. Lecturer in Anthropology, Lucknow University, 1957-58
2. Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Lucknow University, 1961-62
3. Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology, Poona University, 1962-68
4. Reader in Prehistoric Archaeology, Poona University, 1968-81
5. Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute, Pune, 1981-2000
6. Professor of Anthropology, Lucknow University, 1983-84
7. Joint Director, Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute Pune, 1986-1990
9. Director, Deccan College Post-Graduate & Research Institute (Deemed to be a University), Pune, 1990-2000

Editorial Experience:

1. Editor, Man and Environment, Journal of the Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune
2. Co-editor, The Eastern Anthropologist, Journal of the Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow.

Member, Editorial Board of following journals

1. Journal of the Sarat Chandra Roy Institute, Ranchi
2. The Anthropologist, Journal of the Indian Anthropological Association, Delhi
3. L' Anthropologie, Paris
4. Journal of World Prehistory, New York
5. The Holocene, Cardiff, U.K.
6. Asian Perspectives, Hawaii, U.S.A.
7. Geoarchaeology, Wiley, U.S.A.

Conferences and Lectures, etc.

In India:

Participated in over fifty national and international conferences and gave lectures in many universities and other research institutions at Dehradun, Bareilly, Srinagar (Garhwal), Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Santiniketan, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Anand, Mumbai, Pune, Sagar, Dharwad, Bangalore, Guntur, Srisailam, Tirupati, Waltair, Cochin and Kanyakumari.

Abroad:

Visited following countries for participation in conferences, giving lectures in universities and other institutions, conducting research, and for consultancy work:

Sri Lanka (1969, 1990); Bangladesh (1986, 1994), The Philippines (1985); Thailand (1994); Indonesia (1990); Japan (1987); Australia (1971, 1977); Israel (1970), Greece (1979), Italy (1970, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997); France (1970, 1976, 1982, 1990, 1992), Germany (1970); United Kingdom (1970, 1990, 1991, 1995); The Netherlands (1970, 1999); Denmark (1970, 1985), Finland (1993); Czechoslovakia (1970), USA (1973, 1984, 1985, 1992); Canada (1983); Egypt (1979); Ethiopia (1982); South Africa (1998).

Important positions of responsibility held:

1. Secretary, National Seminar on Prehistory, Deccan College, Poona, 1964
2. Head, Department of Archaeology, Poona University, 1968-83
3. Head, Department of Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, 1990-95
4. Co-ordinator, Centre of Advanced Study in Archaeology, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, 1990-2000
5. Joint Director, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Pune, 1986-90
6. Director, Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed to be a University), Pune, 1990-2000.
7. General Secretary, Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies, Pune, 1981-1989; 1992-2001
8. Member, UGC Panel on Anthropology, 1980-83 and 1985-88
9. Member, UGC Panel on History and Archaeology, 1991-2001
10. Member, Executive Committee, Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Canberra, Australia, 1976-1980
11. Vice President, Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Canberra, Australia, 1981-84
12. President, Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, Canberra, Australia 1985-1988
13. President, Anthropology and Archaeology Section, Indian Science Congress, Bangalore, 1987
14. Member, Advisory Committee, Anthropological Survey of India, New Delhi, 1985-88
15. Member, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, 1991-97
16. Member, Standing Committee, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), 1998-2000
17. Member, Central Advisory Board of Archaeology 2000-
18. Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, Dept. of Culture, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India ,1999-
19. Member, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Samiti, Bhopal, 1977-85, 1998-
20. Member, Central Sanskrit Board, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi, 1999-

Scholarships, Fellowships, Prizes, etc.:

1. Merit Scholarship, Government Sanskrit College, Banaras, 1954-56
2. Bursary Scholarship, Lucknow University, 1955-57
3. Pandit Jagpal Krishna Gold Medal, Lucknow University, 1957, for standing First in order of merit in M.A. examination in Anthropology
4. UGC Junior Research Fellowship, 1958-61
5. Homi Bhabha Fellowship, 1970-71
6. Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1977
7. Senior Fulbright Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1984
8. Corresponding Member, Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente (IsMEO), Rome, Italy since 1994
9. Visiting Fellow in Archaeology, Allahabad University, 1981 and 1988
10. Visiting Professor in Anthropology, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 1985
11. National Fellow, Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi, 2000-2002

Publications:

Books:

1. 1965. V. N. Misra and M.S. Mate (eds.). Indian Prehistory: 1964. Poona: Deccan College.

2. 1965. V.N. Misra. Pre and Proto-history of the Berach Basin, South Rajasthan. Poona : Deccan College.

3. 1967. J.R. Lukacs, V.N. Misra, and K.A.R. Kennedy. Bagor and Tilwara: Late Mesolithic Cultures of Northwest India. Vol. I: The Human Skeletal Remains. Poona: Deccan College.

4. 1978. V. N. Misra, Y. Mathpal and M. Nagar. Prehistoric Man and his Art at Bhimbetka, Central India. Poona.

5. 1985. V.N. Misra and Peter Bellwood (eds.). Recent Advances in Indo-Pacific Prehistory. Delhi: Oxford-IBH.

6. 1992 V.N. Misra (ed.) Indus Civilization, a special Number of the Eastern Anthropologist. Lucknow: Ethnographic & Folk Culture Society.

Research Papers (in English):

1. 1962 Misra, V.N.. Palaeolithic Industry of the Banas, Eastern Rajputana, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay, 34-35: 138-160.

2. 1962 Misra, V.N.. Problems of Terminology in Indian Prehistory, Eastern Anthropologist, XV (2): 112-124.

3. 1962 Misra, V.N.. Palaeolithic Culture of Western Rajputana, Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute, XXI: 86-156.

4. 1963 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. Two Stone Age Sites on the River Chambal, Rajasthan, Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute, XXII:156-169.

5. 1964 Misra, V.N.. Palaeoliths from District Udaipur Rajasthan, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay, 36-37: 55-59.

6. 1965 Misra, V.N.. Govindgarh, a Palaeolithic Site in Western Rajasthan, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay, 38: 205-208.

7. 1965 Misra, V.N.. Mesolithic Phase in the Prehistory of India. In Misra, V.N. and M.S. Mate (ed.), Indian Prehistory: 1964, pp.. 57-85. Poona: Deccan College.

8. 1966 Misra, V.N.. Stone Age Research in Rajasthan – A Review. In D. Sen and A.K. Ghosh (eds.), Studies in Prehistory: Robert Bruce Foote Memorial Volume, pp. 122-130. Calcutta: Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyaya.

9. 1967 Misra, V.N.. Prehistory and Protohistory. In P.J. Chinmulgund and V.V. Mirashi (eds.), Review of Indological Research in Last Seventy-five Years, pp. 351-425. Poona: Charitrakosh Mandal.

10. 1968 Misra, V.N.. Middle Stone Age in Rajasthan. In Francois Bordes and D. de. Sonneville-Bordes (eds.), La Prehistoire: Problems et Tendances, pp. 295-302. Paris: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

11. 1968 Misra, V.N.. Late Stone Age in Rajasthan. In Proceedings of the Rajasthan History Congress, First Session, pp. 16-22. Jaipur.

12. 1969 Misra, V.N. .Early Village Communities of the Banas Basin, Rajasthan. In, M.C. Pradhan et al (eds.), Anthropology and Archaeology: Essays in Memory of Verrier Elwin, pp. 295-310. Bombay: Oxford University Press.

13. 1970 Misra, V.N. Cultural Significance of Three Copper Arrow-Heads from Rajasthan, India, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 29 (4): 221-232.

14. 1970 Misra, V.N. Evidence for a New Chalcolithic Culture in South Rajasthan, Indian Antiquary (Third Series),IV (1-4): 85-95.

15. 1970 Misra, V.N. Excavation in Rajasthan, Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society, XVIII (1-4): 9-16.

16. 1971 Misra, V.N. Two Microlithic Sites in Rajasthan – A Preliminary Investigation, Eastern Anthropologist, XXIV (3): 237-288.

17. 1971 Misra, V.N. Two Late Mesolithic Settlements in Rajasthan – a Brief Review of Investigations, Poona University Journal (Humanities), 35: 59-79.

18. 1971 Misra, V.N. Stone Objects from Navdatoli. In, HD Sankalia, SB Deo and Z,D Ansari Chalcolithic Navdatoli, pp. 323-350 Poona: Deccan College.

19. 1972 Misra, V.N. Prehistoric Burials from Bagor, Rajasthan. In, SB Deo (ed.), Archaeological Congress and Seminar Papers, pp. 58-65 Nagpur: Nagpur University.

20. 1972 Misra, V.N. Evolution of Palaeolithic Cultures in India In, Francois Bordes (ed.), The Origin Of Homo Sapiens, pp. 116-120 Paris: UNESCO.

21. 1973 Misra, V.N. Problems of Palaeo-ecology, Palaeo-climate and Chronology of the Microlithic Cultures of Western India. In, D.P. Agrawal and A. Ghosh (eds.), Radiocarbon and Indian Archaeology, pp. 58-72. Bombay: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

22. 1973 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar, Twenty-five years of Indian Prehistory (1947-1972) – A Review of Research. In, K.S. Mathur and S.C. Varma (eds.), Man and Society, pp. 1-54. Lucknow: Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society.

23. 1973 Misra, V.N. Bagor – A Late Mesolithic Settlement in North-West India, World Archaeology, 5 (1): 92-110.

24. 1973 Misra, V.N. A New Prehistoric Ceramic from Rajasthan, East and West, 23 (3-4): 295-305.

25. 1973 Misra, V.N. New Light on the Mesolithic Period in India from Excavations at Bagor in Rajasthan, The Researcher, XII-XIII: 1-14.

26. 1974 Misra, V.N. Archaeological and Ethnographic Evidence for the Hafting and Use of Microliths and Related Tools, Puratattva, 7: 3-12.

27. 1974 Misra, V.N. History and Archaeology Need for a New Understanding, Prachya Pratibha, 2 (1): 8-14.

28. 1976 Misra, V.N. The Acheulian Industry of Rock-shelter III F-23 at Bhimbetka, Central India, Puratattva, 8: 13-36.

29. 1976 Misra, V.N. Ecological Adaptations during the Terminal Stone Age in Western and Central India In, K.A.R. Kennedy and G. Possehl (eds.), Ecological Backgrounds of South Asian Prehistory, pp. 28-51, Ithaca: Cornell University.

30. 1976 Misra, V.N. Prehistory and Palaeoenvironment in Rajasthan. In, D.P. Agrawal and B.M. Pande (eds.), Archaeology and Palaeoenvironment in Western India, pp. 31-54. New Delhi: Concept

31. 1976 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. Prehistoric Background of Rajasthan. In, R. Subrahmanyam and N. Ramesan (eds.), Somasekhara Sarma Commemoration Volume, pp. 345-59. Hyderabad: Government of Andhra Pradesh.

32. 1976 Misra, V.N. Evidence of Culture Contact between Terminal Stone Age Hunter-gatherers and Contemporary Farmers. In U.V. Singh (ed.), Archaeological Congress and Seminar: 1972, pp. 151-161. Kurukshetra: Kurukshetra University.

33. 1977 Misra, V.N. Evolution of the Pattern of Human Settlement in the Arid and Semi-arid Region. In, P.L. Jaiswal, R. Singh, N.N. Chhabra and K. Sundararaman (eds.), Desertification and its Control, pp. 10-24. New Delhi: Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

34. 1978 Misra, V.N. Prehistoric Cave art of Bhimbetka, Central India. In, C. Pearson (ed.), Conservation of Rock Art, pp. 69-70. Canberra

35. 1978 Misra, V.N. Acheulian Industry of Bhimbetka, Central India. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association, 1: 130-173.

36. 1978 Misra, V.N. Explorations in Ajmer and Jaipur Districts, Rajasthan, Man and Environment, II: 74.

37. 1979 Misra, V.N. and Y. Mathpal. Rock Art of Bhimbetka Region, Central India. Man and Environment, III: 27-33.

38. 1980 Misra, V.N., S.N. Rajaguru, D.P. Agrawal, P.K. Thomas, Z. Husain and P.S. Datta. Prehistory and Palaeoenvironment of Jayal, Western Rajasthan, Man and Environment, IV: 19-31.

39. 1980 Agrawal, D.P., P.S. Datta, Zahid Hussain, R.V. Krishnamurthy, V.N. Misra, S.N. Rajaguru and P.K. Thomas. Palaeoclimate, Stratigraphy and Prehistory in North and West Rajasthan. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 89 (1) : 51-66.

40. 1980 Agrawal, D.P., R.V. Krishnamurthy, R.P. Dhir, V.N. Misra and S.N. Rajaguru Quaternary Studies in Rajasthan – Preliminary Results, Recent Researches in Geology, 9: 186-189 Delhi.

41. 1980 Misra, V.N. The Acheulian Industry of Rock-Shelter IIIF-23 at Bhimbetka, Central India – A Preliminary Study, Australian Archaeology, 8: 63-106.

42. 1980 Agrawal, D.P., RP Dhir, R.V. Krishnamurthy, V.N. Misra, S.C. Nanda and S.N. Rajaguru Multiple Evidence for Climatic Change in Rajasthan. In, H.S. Mann (ed.), Arid Zone Research and Development, pp. 1-18, Jodhpur: Scientific Publishers.

43. 1981 Misra, V.N. The Prehistoric Rock Art of Bhimbetka, Central India, Journal of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, X (1): 1-16.

44. 1981 Kennedy, K.A.R., C.B. Burrow and V.N. Misra. Dental Mutilations from Prehistoric India Current Anthropology, 22 (3): 256-86.

45. 1981 Krishnamurthy, R.V., D.P. Agrawal, V.N. Misra and S.N. Rajaguru. Palaeoclimatic Inferences from the Behaviour of Radiocarbon Dates of Carbonates from Sand Dunes of Rajasthan. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 90 (2): 155-160

46. 1981 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. The Microlithic Industry of Bagor, Rajasthan. In, V.S. Srivastava (ed.), Cultural Contours of India, pp. 6-11 Delhi: Abhinav.

47. 1982 Misra, V.N. The Evolution of Blade Element in the Stone Industries of Bhimbetka, Central India. In, R.K. Sharma (ed.), Indian Archaeology: New Perspectives, pp. 7-13. Delhi: Agam Prakashan.

48. 1982 Misra, V.N., S.N. Rajaguru, D.R. Raju, H. Raghavan and C. Gaillard. Acheulian Occupation and Evolving Landscape around Didwana in the Thar Desert, India. Man and Environment, VI: 72-86.

49. 1983 Gaillard, C., D.R. Raju, V.N. Misra and S.N. Rajaguru. Acheulian Occupation at Singi Talav in the Thar Desert: a Preliminary Report on 1982 Excavation. Man and Environment, 7: 112-130.

50. 1983 Wasson, R.J., S.N. Rajaguru, D.P. Agrawal, V.N. Misra, R.P. Dhir, A.K. Singhvi and K. Kameswara Rao. Geomorphology, Late Quaternary Stratigraphy and Palaeoclimatology of the Thar Dunefield. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie (N.F.), 45: 117-151.

51. 1983 Misra, V.N., S.N. Rajaguru, R.J. Wasson, G. Singh and D.P. Agrawal. Further Light on Lower Palaeolithic Occupation and Palaeoenvironment in Semi-arid Zone of Rajasthan. Puratattva, 11: 11-18.

52. 1983 Misra, V.N. and S.N. Rajaguru. Environment during the Quaternary Period in Western India. Proceedings of the Workshop on Problems of Deserts in India. Jaipur: Geological Survey of India.

53. 1984 Misra, V.N. Climate as a Factor in the Rise and Fall of Harappan Civilisation: Evidences from Rajasthan and Beyond. In, B.B. Lal and S.P. Gupta (eds.), Frontiers of the Indus Civilisation, pp. 461-489. New Delhi: Books and Books.

54. 1984 Misra, V.N. and S.N. Rajaguru. Evolution of Environment and Human Settlement in the Thar Desert, India: A Review of the Evidence. Proceedings of the Indo-US Workshop on the Arid Zone Research, pp. 1-17 Jodhpur: Central Arid Zone Research Institute

55. 1985 Misra, V.N. The Acheulian Succession at Bhimbetka, Central India. In, Misra, V.N. and P. Bellwood (eds.), Recent Advances in Indo-Pacific Prehistory, pp. 35-47. New Delhi: Oxford - IBH

56. 1985 Misra, V.N. Microlithic Industries of India. In, Misra, V.N. and P. Bellwood (eds.), Recent Advances in Indo-Pacific Prehistory, pp. 111-122. New Delhi: Oxford-IBH.

57. 1985 Gaillard, C, V.N. Misra, S.N. Rajaguru, D.R. Raju and H. Raghavan. Acheulian Occupation at Singi Talav in the Thar Desert: a Preliminary Report on the 1981 Excavation. Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute, 44: 141-152.

58. 1986 Misra, V.N. Bhimbetka: Reflections of Life in Cave Art. Science Age, 4 (6): 17-26.

59. 1986 Hema, R., D.R. Raju, S.N. Rajaguru, V.N. Misra and V.G. Parashar. A Note on the Mineralogical Study of some Sand Dunes from the Thar Desert. Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute, 45: 35-46.

60. 1986 Misra, V.N. and S.N. Rajaguru. Environnement et Culture de l'Homme Prehistorique dans le Desert du Thar, Rajasthan, Inde. L'Anthropologie, 90 (3): 407-437. 61. 1986. Gaillard, C., D.R. Raju, V.N. Misra and S.N. Rajaguru. Handaxe Assemblages from the Didwana Region, Thar Desert, India: A Metrical Analysis. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 52: 189-214.

61. 1987 Misra, V.N. Evolution of the Landscape and Human Adaptation in the Thar Desert. Presidential Address, Anthropology & Archaeology Section of Indian Science Congress, Bangalore, Proceedings of the 74th Indian Science Congress, Part II: 1-24

62. 1987 Misra, V.N. and S.N. Rajaguru. History of Environment and Man in the Thar Desert. Indologica Jaipurensia, I: 17-31.

63. 1987 Misra, V.N. Middle Pleistocene Adaptations in India. In, Olga Soffer (ed.), Pleistocene Old World: Regional Perspectives, pp. 99-114. New York: Plenum Press.

64. 1988 Misra, V.N. and S.N. Rajaguru. History of Environment and Man in the Thar Desert. Journal of Ecological Society, I: 7-16.

65. 1988 Misra, V.N., S.N. Rajaguru and Hema Raghavan. Late Middle Pleistocene Environment and Acheulian Culture around Didwana, Rajasthan. Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy, 54, A (3): 425-438.

66. 1988 Misra, V.N. Significance of Vertebrate Remains from Archaeological sites in the Arid and Semi-Arid Zones of Northwest India. In, P.K. Ghosh and Ishwar Prakash (eds.), Ecophysiology of Desert Vertebrates, pp. 35-57. Jodhpur: Scientific Publishers.

67. 1989 Raghavan, Hema, S.N. Rajaguru and V.N. Misra. Radiometric Dating of a Quaternary Dune Section, Didwana, Rajasthan. Man and Environment, XIII: 19-22.

68. 1989 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. Hunter-Gatherers in an Agrarian Setting: The Nineteenth Century Situation in the Ganga Plains. Man and Environment, XIII: 65-78.

69. 1989 Misra, V.N. Stone Age India: An Ecological Perspective, Man and Environment XIV (1): 17-64.

70. 1989 Misra, V.N. and Suman Pandya. Mesolithic Occupation around Dhansura, District Sabarkantha, Gujarat. Man and Environment, XIV (1): 123-128.

71. 1989 Gaillard, C, V.N. Misra and M.L.K. Murty. Comparative Study of Three Series of Handaxes – One from Rajasthan and Two from Andhra Pradesh. Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute 49: 137-144

72. 1989 Misra, V.N. Van Vagris: Nomadic Hunters of Western Rajasthan. In, S.C. Tiwari (ed.) Changing Perspectives of Anthropology in India, pp. 285-311 New Delhi: Today and Tomorrow's.

73. 1989 Misra, V.N. Mesolithic Cultures. In, A. Ghosh (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, Vol. I: Subjects, pp. 37-43. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.

74. 1989 Misra, V.N. Banas Culture. In, A. Ghosh (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, Vol. I: Subjects, pp. 96-98. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.

75. 1989 Misra, V.N. Deserts. In, A. Ghosh (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, Vol. I: Subjects, pp. 197-201. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.

76. 1989 Misra, V.N. and Yashodhar Mathpal. Rock Art. In, A. Ghosh (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, Vol. I: Subjects, pp. 279-284. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.

77. 1989 Misra, V.N. Ecology and Settlement Pattern. In, A. Ghosh (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, Vol. I: Subjects, pp. 285-287. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.

78. 1989 Misra, V.N. Bagor In, A. Ghosh (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, Vol. II: A Gazetteer of Explored and Excavated Sites, pp. 35-37. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.

79. 1989 Misra, V.N. Bagor In, A. Ghosh (ed.), Encyclopaedia of Indian Archaeology, Vol. II: A Gazetteer of Explored and Excavated Sites, pp. 35-37. New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal.

80. 1989 Misra, V.N. and S.N. Rajaguru. Palaeoenvironment and Prehistory of the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India. In, Karen Frifelt and Per Sorensen (eds.), South Asian Archaeology 1985, pp. 296-320. Copenhagen: Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies.

81. 1989 Misra, V.N. Human Adaptations to the Changing Landscape of the Indian Arid Zone During the Quaternary Period. In, J.M. Kenoyer (ed.), Old Problems and New Perspectives in the Archaeology of South Asia, Wisconsin Archaeological Reports, Volume 2, pp. 3-20. Madison: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

82. 1989 D'Errico, Francesco, Claire Gaillard, and V.N. Misra. Collection of Non-Utilitarian Objects by Homo erectus in India. In, Giacomo Giacobini (ed.) Hominidae: Proceedings of the Second International Congress of Human Palaeontology. Milan: Jaca Books.

83. 1990 Misra, V.N., S.N. Rajaguru, R.K. Ganjoo and R. Korisettar. Geoarchaeology of the Palaeolithic Site at Samnapur in the Central Narmada Valley. Man and Environment XV (1): 107-116.

84. 1990 Misra, V.N. Palaeolithic Phase in India, Ancient Ceylon 7 (2): 101-149.

85. 1990 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. The Kanjars – A Hunting-Gathering Community of the Ganga Valley, Uttar Pradesh Man and Environment XV (2): 71-88.

86. 1990 Misra, V.N. The Van Vagris – "Lost" Hunters of the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, Man and Environment XV (2): 89-108.

87. 1990 Misra, V.N. Prehistoric Cultural Stages in the Middle Son Valley, The Indian Historical Review XIV (1-2): 252-262.

88. 1990 Misra, V.N., S.N. Rajaguru, R.K. Ganjoo and R. Korisettar. Further Research in the Prehistory and Quaternary Geology of the Narmada Valley. In, N.C. Ghosh and S. Chakrabarti (eds.), Adaptation and Other Essays, pp. 53-59. Santiniketan: Visva-Bharati.

89. 1992 Misra, V.N. Archaeology and Tribes In, AK Singhvi and Amal Kar (eds.) Thar Desert in Rajasthan: Land, Man and Environment, pp. 85-94 Bangalore: Geological Survey of India

90. 1992 Misra, V.N. Research on the Indus Civilization: A Brief Review. In, Misra, V.N. (ed.), Indus Civilization Special Number of the Eastern Anthropologist 45 (1-2): 1-19.

91. 1992 Alam, M.S. and V.N. Misra. Quantitative Composition and Functonal Aspect of the Palaeolithic Assemblages of Rock Sheleter IIIF-23 at Bhimbetka. Man and Environment XVII (2): 21-34.

92. 1993 Misra, V. and Malti Nagar. The Pardhis: A Hunting-Gathering Community of Central and Western India. Man and Environment XVIII (1): 115-140.

93. 1993 Misra, V.N. Professor S.M. Katre as I knew him in the Deccan College, Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute 51-52: 31-38.

94. 1993 Misra, V.N., V.S. Shinde, R.K. Mohanty and Lalit Pandey. Terracotta Bull Figurines from Marmi: A Chalcolithic Settlement in Chitorgarh District, Rajasthan. Man and Environment XVIII (2): 149-152.

95. 1994 Nagar, Malti and V.N. Misra. Survival of the Hunting-gathering Tradition in the Ganga Plains and Central India. In, Bridget Allchin (ed.) Living Traditions: Studies in the Ethnoarchaeology of South Asia, pp. 169-192.

96. 1994 Nagar, Malti and V.N. Misra. Survival of the Hunting-gathering Tradition in the Ganga Plains and Central India. In, Bridget Allchin (ed.) Living Traditions: Studies in the Ethnoarchaeology of South Asia, pp. 169-192.

97. 1994 Misra, V.N. Indus Civilization and the Rigvedic Sarasvati. In, Asko Parpola and Petteri Koskikallio (eds.), South Asian Archaeology: 1993. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists, pp. 511-525. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

98. 1995 Misra, V.N. Evolution of Environment and Culture in the Rajasthan Desert during the Late Quaternary. In, Eileen Johnson (ed.) Ancient Peoples and Landscapes, pp. 77-103. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press.

99. 1995 Misra, V.N. Geoarchaeology of the Thar Desert, Northwest India. In, S. Wadia, R. Korisettar and V.S. Kale (eds.) Quaternary Environments and Geoarchaeology of India: Essays in Honour of Professor S.N. Rajaguru, pp. 210-230. Bangalore: Geological Society of India.

100. 1995 Misra, V.N., Vasant Shinde, R.K. Mohanty, Kurush Dalal, Anup Mishra, Lalit Pandey and Jeevan Kharakwal. Excavations at Balathal: Their Contribution to the Chalcolithic and Iron Age Cultures of Mewar, Rajasthan. Man and Environment XX (1): 57-80.

101. 1996 Misra, V.N. Indus Civilization and the Rigvedic Sarasvati. In, Second International Congress Proceedings, pp.125-142. Bombay: H.R. Cama Oriental Institute.

102. 1996 Misra, V.N. and S.N. Rajaguru. Palaeoenvironment and Prehistory of the Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India. In, B.L. Bhadani and Dwijendra Tripathi (eds.), Facets of a Marwar Historian: Aspects of India's Social and Economic History (A Volume in Honour of Shri Govind Agarwal), pp. 99-130. Jaipur: Publication Scheme.

103. 1997 Balathal: A Chalcolithic Settlement in Mewar, Rajasthan, India: Results of First Three Seasons Excavations. South Asian Archaeology, South Asian Studies, 13: 251-273.

104. 1997 Early Man and his Environment in Central India. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 42: 1-18.

105. 1997 Excavations at Balathal, District Udaipur, Rajasthan (1995-97), with special reference to Chalcolithic Architecture (with Vasant Shinde, R.K. Mohanty, Lalit Pandey and Jeewan Kharakwal) Man and Environment XXII(2): 35-59.

106. 1997 Misra, V.N. Early Man and his Environment in Central India (14th M.R. Sahni Memorial Lecture) Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 42: 1-18.

107. 1997 Misra, V.N., S.N. Rajaguru, R.J. Wasson, G. Singh and D.P. Agrawal. Further Light on Lower Palaeolithic Occupation and Palaeoenvironment in Semi-Arid Zone of Rajasthan. In, V.D. Misra and J.N. Pal (eds.), Indian Prehistory 1980 (Proceedings of the Seminar on Indian Prehistory and Protohistory held in the Department of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology, University of Allahabad, November 29 - December 03, 1980), pp. 51-60. Allahabad: Department of Ancient History, Culture and Archaeology, University of Allahabad.

108. 1997 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. From Tribe to Caste: An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective. In, Dev Nathan (ed.) From Tribe to Caste, pp. 136-166 Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study. 1998 Nagar, Malti and V.N. Misra. Hunter-Gatherers in Ganga Plains. In, H.S. Saksena, B.R.K. Shukla, P.K. Tewari and P.N. Sharma (eds.) Perspectives in Tribal Development: Focus on Uttar Pradesh, pp. 141-47. Lucknow: Ethnographic & Folk Culture Society.

109. 1999 Misra, V.N., Pottery. In, B.V. Subbarayappa (ed.) Chemistry and Chemical Techniques in India (History of Science, Philosophy and Cultur in Indian Civilization, Vol. IV, Part I, pp. 223-244. New Delhi: Cenytre for Studies in Civilizations.

110. 2001 Archaeological Evidence of Early modern Human Occupation in South Asia, in P.V. Tobias, M.A. Raath, J. Moggi-Cecchi and G.A. Doyle (eds.) Humanity from African Naissance to coming Millenia, P. 223-230. Firenze: Ferenze University Press.

Short Communications

1. 1965 Misra, V.N. Resume of the papers and discussions at the Seminar on Indian Prehistory held at Deccan College, Poona in 1964, Current Anthropology, 6 (3) : 330-331.

2. 1969 Misra, V.N. New Light on the Late Stone Age in Rajasthan, Proceedings of the 56th Indian Science Congress, Part III, Abstracts, p 553, Calcutta.

3. 1976 Misra, V.N. Acheulian Culture in India in the Light of New Discoveries, Abstracts of the Eleventh International Congress of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, Nice.

4. 1976 Misra, V.N. Mesolithic Habitation Patterns in Western and Central India, Abstracts of the IXth International Congress of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, Nice.

5. 1976 Misra, V.N. Role of Food-gathering in the Tribal Economy of Bhimbetka Region, Central India, Abstracts of the Second Annual Conference of Ethnographic & Folk Culture Society, Lucknow.

6. 1976 Misra, V.N. Barkhera – An Open-air Acheulian Site in Central India, Abstracts of the Second Annual Conference of Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow.

7. 1977 Misra, V.N. The Microlithic Industry of Rock-Shelter III F-23 at Bhimbetka, Central India, Abstracts of the Third Annual Conference of Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow.

8. 1977 Misra, V.N. Tribal Art of Central India and its Affinities with Prehistoric Cave Art, Abstracts of the Third Annual Conference of Ethnographic and Folk Culture Society, Lucknow.

9. 1992 Misra, V.N. Chronology, Palaeoenvironment and Geoarchaeology of a Fossil Dune (16R), Didwana, Rajasthan. In V.S. Kishan Kumar, R. Ramesh and A.K. Singhvi (eds.) International Symposium on Evolution of Deserts – Abstracts, pp. 200-202. Ahmedabad: Physical Research Laboratory.

Research Papers (in Hindi)

1. 1969 Misra, V.N. Uttar Pashankalin Bagor aur Rajasthan ke Pragithihas men uska Sthan, Anveshna, I (3): 173-184.

2. 1971 Misra, V.N. Bagor men Utkhanan ka Tritiya Varsh aur uske dwara Mewad ke Itihas par Naya Prakash, Majjhamika, I: 23-54.

3. 1973 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. Rajasthan ki Pragaitihasik Prasthabhumi, Manav, I: 64-92.

4. 1977 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. Manav ne Agni ka Upyog kab Sikha, Manav, V (1): 1-8.

5. 1978 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh men Pashankaleen Manav, Manav, VI (3): 151-163.

6. 1979 Misra, V.N. and Malti Nagar. Pragitihas : Paribhasha, Vishayavastu evam Adhyayan Vidhi, Manav, VII (1): 59-74.

7. 1995 Misra, V.N. Sindhu Sabhyata par Navintam Shodhkarya. In, A.R.N. Srivastava (ed.) Bhatat men Manav Vigyan, pp. Allahabad: Gyandeep Prakashan.

Popular Articles

In English

1. 1969 Misra, V.N. From Stone to Metal, The Times of India, Sunday, 2 September.

2. 1973 Misra, V.N. The Story of Fire, The Times of India, Sunday, 11 February.

3. 1973 Misra, V.N. Life in India a Hundred Thousand Years Ago, Sunday Standard Magazine, 16 September.

4. 1973 Misra, V.N. Art in Prehistoric India, Sunday Standard Magazine, 23 September.

5. 1988 Misra, V.N. The Nomads of the Desert, the Van Vagris, The India Magazine, 8 (4): 46-51.

6. 1995 Misra, V.N. A Missing Link: Traces of New-found Indus Culture in Rajasthan. Frontline 12 (14): 65-73.

In Hindi

1. 1970 Misra, V.N. Rajasthan – Pashan Kal se Loh Kal Tak, Dharmayug, 28 June.

2. 1970 Misra, V.N. Rajasthan – Pashan Kal se Loh Kal Tak, Dharmayug, 5 July.

3. 1970 Misra, V.N. Rajasthan - Pashan Kal se Loh Kal Tak, Dharmayug, 12 July.

4. 1972 Misra, V.N. Paanch Hajar Saal se Pyasi Dharti, Dharmayug, 11 June.

5. 1973 Misra, V.N. Bhimbetka ki Guphaon ke Rahashya, Dharmayug, 22 May.

6. 1973 Misra, V.N. Pragaitihasik Manav ka Avas - Bhimbaithka, Dinman, 2 September.

In Marathi

1. 1995 Misra, V.N., Vasant Shinde and R.K. Mohanty, Mewadchi Prachin Sanskruti (in Marathi), Sakal, Sunday, 17 September.

Book Reviews

1. 1963 Applications of Quantitative methods in Archaeology by R.F. Heizer and S.F. Cook, Eastern Anthropologist, XVI (2): 153-156.

2. 1963 The Prehistoric Background of Indian Culture by D.H. Gordon, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, V (1): 44-52.

3. 1965 Ancient India, Nos 18-19, Eastern Anthropologist, XVIII (1): 44-52.

4. 1971 East and West (New series), Vol. 19, Nos. 3-4 (1969), Poona University Journal, 35 (Humanities), 35:176-179.

5. 1982 Paleohistory of India by Vidula Jayaswal, History and Archaeology, I Allahabad.

6. 1982 Art and Culture of Tamil Nadu by R. Nagaswamy, Indian Book Review, I (3-4).

7. 1983 The North Indian Peasant goes to Market by L. Swartzberg, Bulletin of the Deccan College Research Institute, 42: 186-87.

8. 1984 The Rise of Civilization in India and Pakistan by B and F.R. Allchin, Man and Environment, VIII: 96-98.

9. 1987 Prehistory and Palaeoenvironment of the Son Valley, by G.R. Sharma and J.D. Clark, L'Anthropologie, 91 (3): 817-822.

10. 1989 Rural Life and Folk Culture in Ancient India, (eds.) U.N. Roy, V.D. Misra and J.N. Pandey, Man and Environment, XIV (1): 139-140.

Obituaries

1. 1989 Vishnu Shridhar Wakankar (1919-1988), Man and Environment, XIII: 101-103.

2. 1989 Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia (1908-1989): A Karmayogi, Eastern Anthropologist, 42(1): 79-125.

3. 1989 Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia (1908-1989) – a Tribute Indian Book Chronicle, XIV (6): 128-130.

4. 1989 Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia: Scholar and Man Man and Environment XIV (2): 1-41.

5. 1991 Hasmukh Dhirajlal Sankalia (1908-1989) Asian Perspectives XXX (2): 171-175.

6. 1993 Krishna Dutt Bajpai (1917-1992) Man and Environment XVIII (2): 157-59.

7. 1993 George Franklin Dales, Jr (1927-1992) Man and Environment XVIII (2): 161-64.

8. 1996 Sir Grahame Clark (1907-1995) (with K. Paddayya) Man and Environment XXI (1): 121-125.

9. 1997 Shashi Prabha Asthana (1947-1997) Man and Environment XXII(2): 11-113.