D. R. Bhandarkar

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Devadatta Ramakrishna Bhandarkar
Born (1875-11-19)November 19, 1875
Died May 13, 1950(1950-05-13) (aged 74)
Nationality Indian
Known for Archaeology
Parent(s) Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar (father)

Devadatta Ramakrishna Bhandarkar (1875–1950) (Marathi: देवदत्त रामकृष्ण भांडारकर) was an Indian archaeologist and epigraphist who worked with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). He was the son of eminent Indologist, R. G. Bhandarkar.

Early life[edit]

Bhandarkar was born on 19 November 1875. On graduating in History, Bhandarkar joined the ASI and was posted to the western circle as an assistant to Henry Cousin.[1] As Assistant Superintendent, Bhandarkar worked in the then Rajputana, excavating the city of Nagari in Chittorgarh district in 1915-16.[1] He succeeded George Thibaut as the Carmichael Professor of Ancient Indian History and Culture in the University of Calcutta and hold the post from 1917 to 1936.


  1. ^ a b Sathya Prakash (1981). Cultural Contours of India. Abhinav Publications. p. 23.