Raymond Allchin

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Frank Raymond Allchin FBA (9 July 1923 – 4 June 2010)[1] was an archaeologist who specialized in South Asian archaeology. He was born in Harrow, London, and studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic. He first visited India in 1944 whilst serving with the army in the Royal Corps of Signals, and from then on his interest in the area grew. Between 1954 and 1959 he taught South Asian Archaeology in the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and after that spent 30 years teaching at Churchill College, Cambridge. He has published many works, some co-authored with his wife Bridget Allchin.

Selected works[edit]

  • Neolithic cattle keepers of South India (1963).
  • The Petition to Rama (1966).[2]
  • The Archaeology of Afghanistan (1978). With Norman Hammond.
  • The Rise of Civilization in India and Pakistan (1982). With Bridget Allchin.
  • Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia:Emergence of Cities and States (1995).
  • From the Oxus to Mysore in 1951: The Start of a Great Partnership in Indian Scholarship (Hardinge Simpole, 2012). With Bridget Allchin[3]


  1. ^ Raymond Allchin: archaeologist and cultural historian, Times Online, 9 June 2010
  2. ^ Prasad, Ram Chandra (2008) [First Edition 1988]. Tulasidasa's Shri Ramacharitamanasa: The Holy Lake Of The Acts Of Rama (Illustrated, reprint ed.). Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass. pp. xii, xix. ISBN 978-81-208-0443-2. 
  3. ^ http://www.hardingesimpole.co.uk/biblio/1843822210.htm

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