Vinay Kumar Gupta
A native of Mathura, Dr Vinay Kumar Gupta is working as Deputy Superintending Archaeologist in the Archaeological Survey of India. Prior to joining the Archaeological Survey of India, he was working as Assistant Professor in Dr HS Gour Central University, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. He has done his Ph.D. on “Braj: An Art and Archaeological Study – Based on Archaeological Explorations in the Region of Braj” from the National Museum Institute, N. Delhi. He has authored and edited half a dozen books and has published about 50 research papers in various volumes including International journals. His major publication includes “Mathura: An Art and Archaeological Study” published from New Delhi. He has participated in excavations at Khirsara (a mature Harappan site in Kachchh, Gujarat), Bhiranna (a Harappan site in Haryana), Baror (a Harappan site in Dt. Ganganagar, Rajasthan) and Hansi (a historical site in Haryana). He has carried out extensive explorations in the region around Mathura. His explorations in Banaskantha district of Gujarat also proved to be useful. His area of specialization and interest include the north Indian archaeology and early Indian art.