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 held the post from 1917 to 1936.

Gandhiji met Dr. Bhandarkar in 1915 at Pune, Bombay Presidency in regards to the South African Indian question.[2]


  1. ^ a b Sathya Prakash (1981). Cultural Contours of India. Abhinav Publications. p. 23. 
  2. ^ Gandhi (1940). Chapter "Poona And Madaras".