Nayanjot Lahiri

Nayanjot Lahiri teaches archaeology in her capacity as Professor at the Department of History, University of Delhi. She has served as Dean of Colleges at the University of Delhi from 2007 till 2010 and as Dean of International Relations from 2006 till 2007. Lahiri has been  Member, Delhi Urban Art Commission (2007-2010). She presently serves on the  Archival Advisory Board of the National Archives of India, the Executive Committee of the National Council of Education Research and Training, the Council of the Indian Council of Social Science Research and the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Society. She was also  member of a committee set up by the Government of India in 2010 to analyze the impact of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2010 and to draft an alternative bill for the Indian Parliament. The bill became law in March 2010.  Lahiri’s  books include Pre-Ahom Assam (1991), The Archaeology of Indian Trade Routes (1992), The Decline and Fall of the Indus Civilization (2000), Finding Forgotten Cities: How the Indus Civilization was Discovered (2005) and Marshalling the Past: Ancient India and its Modern Histories (2012).