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Stratigraphy of India by Ravindra Kumar

Stratigraphy is the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of rock layers (strata) and their relation to the geological history of an area. Stratigraphy of India is a fascinating topic that reveals the complex and diverse evolution of the Indian subcontinent over billions of years. One of the most prominent and influential scholars who contributed to the understanding of the stratigraphy of India is Dr. Ravindra Kumar, a former professor of geology at Banaras Hindu University.


Dr. Ravindra Kumar authored several books and papers on various aspects of Indian geology, such as historical geology, structural geology, tectonics, metamorphism, and mineralogy. His book "Fundamentals of Historical Geology and Stratigraphy of India" is considered as one of the most comprehensive and authoritative works on the subject. It covers the geological history of India from the Archean to the Quaternary, with detailed descriptions of the stratigraphic units, their lithology, age, correlation, and paleogeography. It also discusses the major geological events that shaped the Indian subcontinent, such as plate tectonics, orogeny, volcanism, sedimentation, glaciation, and climate change.

The book was first published in 1985 by Wiley and has been reprinted several times since then. It is widely used as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of geology in Indian universities. It is also a valuable reference for researchers, teachers, and professionals in the field of geology. The book is available in both print and digital formats. A PDF version of the book can be downloaded for free from [this link].

Another notable work by Dr. Ravindra Kumar is his research on the microstructures of deformed rocks of the Shimla Himalaya. He pioneered the study of these rocks using optical microscopy and electron microscopy techniques. He revealed the deformation mechanisms and metamorphic conditions that affected these rocks during the Himalayan orogeny. He also correlated the microstructural features with the regional tectonic framework and proposed a model for the evolution of the Shimla Himalaya. His findings were published in several journals and books, such as [this paper].

Dr. Ravindra Kumar was born in 1938 in Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in geology from Banaras Hindu University. He joined the faculty of geology at the same university in 1964 and retired as a professor in 1998. He was also a visiting professor at several universities in India and abroad. He received many awards and honors for his academic excellence and contributions to Indian geology, such as the National Mineral Award, the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, and the Padma Shri.

Dr. Ravindra Kumar passed away in 2019 at the age of 81. He is remembered as a brilliant geologist, a dedicated teacher, and a humble person. His legacy lives on through his books, papers, students, and colleagues.


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