The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which comes under the Ministry of Culture, will be 150 years old in 2011. The organization researches archaeology and protects India’s cultural heritage. It performs an amazing range of activities, which include site museums, study of antiquities, and the protection of archaeological sites and ancient monuments.

You can get the very big picture by reading the interview article with Gautam Sengupta, Director-General of the ASI, in India’s national magazine “Frontline”

Click on the following link for an interesting read and a colorful visual experience.

http://www.frontline.in/stories/20110114280106200.htm

3 Comments on The Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) turns 150 in 2011

  1. Gayathri says:

    I am so happy that ASI is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2011 , the year in which I (have just) completed PG Diploma in Archaeology (2010-2011. So far from Alexander Cunningham (1861) to Dr. Gautam Sengupta (2011)till now and the tradition will continue with sincere Director Generals of ASI.

  2. madhusudhan says:

    Its been a wonderful moment of time since its inception 1861, But it is very unfair by the govt apathy towards our rich cultural heritage, As,the ruines waiting for the need of conservation and preservation. Regrets no awareness by the authorities lot of legal hurdles meny issues like IN ADEQUATE FUNDS etc. Let me take this opportunity to Salute the people put their sincere and honest effort for making ASI in a high note.

  3. rajendiran says:

    we the conservator are happy and i am proud iam serving in ASInow iam working in lao we the expert conserve the monument in future after seeing this monument,nature will conserve the people how our old generation lived majestically with devotion thanks to DR.SENGUPATJI LONG LIVE WITH HAPPYNESS

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