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The Making of India: Geodynamic Evolution

  • Provides a simplified overview about the geodynamic evolution of India
  • Contains large number of carefully selected figures
  • Provides an exhaustive list of references
  • Discusses as well the outline of the geology of neighboring countries such as Pakistan, Southern Tibet, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Series: Society of Earth Scientists Series

By: KS Valdiya(Author)

960 pages, 382 colour & 4 b/w illustrations, 5 colour tables


Hardback | Nov 2015 | Edition: 2 | #231167 | ISBN-13: 9783319250274
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About this book

The Making of India presents in a concise format a simplified and coherent geological-dynamical history of the Indian subcontinent (including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Southern Tibet and Pakistan). Encompassing a broad array of information related to structure and tectonics, stratigraphy and palaeontology, sedimentation and palaeogeography, petrology and geochemistry, geomorphology and geophysics, it explores the geodynamic developments that took place from the beginning around 3.4 billion years ago to the last about 5,000 years before present. Presented in a distilled form, the observations and deductions of practitioners, The Making of India is meant for teachers, researchers and students of geology, geophysics and geomorphology and practitioners of earth sciences. A comprehensive list of references to original works provides guidance for those seeking further details and who wish to examine selected problems in depth. The Making of India is illustrated with a wealth of maps, cross sections and block diagrams – all simplified and redesigned.


- Physiographic Layout of Indian Subcontinent
- The Geological Terranes of Indian Continent
- Archaean Craton: Southern India
- Archaean Cratons in Central, Eastern and Western India
- Palaeoproterozoic Mobile Belts in Peninsular India
- Mesoproterozoic Eastern Ghat Mobile Belt
- Southern Granulite Terrane of Pan-African Rejuvenation
- Intracratonic Purana Basins in Peninsular India: Mesoproterozoic History
- Neoproterozoic Intracratonic Basins in Peninsular India
- Early Proterozoic in the Himalaya: Rocks, Metamorphism and Igneous Activities

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