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Geodynamics of the Indian Plate

Evolutionary Perspectives

  • Neal Gupta
  • Sampat K. Tandon

Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. M. Jayananda, S. Dey, K. R. Aadhiseshan
    Pages 5-103
  3. Sarbani Patranabis-Deb, Dilip Saha, M. Santosh
    Pages 105-143
  4. Partha Pratim Chakraborty, S. K. Tandon, Sagnik Basu Roy, Subhojit Saha, Pritam P. Paul
    Pages 145-177
  5. Supriyo Kumar Das, Neal Gupta
    Pages 195-212
  6. Parthasarathi Ghosh, Dhurjati P. Sengupta
    Pages 213-232
  7. G. V. R. Prasad, Varun Parmar
    Pages 291-362
  8. Tapan Chakraborty, Suchana Taral, Sandip More, Subir Bera
    Pages 395-437
  9. V. C. Thakur, M. Joshi, R. Jayangondaperumal
    Pages 439-466
  10. Sonal Khanolkar, S. K. Tandon, Rajiv Sinha
    Pages 467-497
  11. Anil K. Gupta, M. Prakasam, Som Dutt, Peter D. Clift, R. R. Yadav
    Pages 499-535
  12. D. R. Pattnaik, A. P. Dimri
    Pages 537-563
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 565-574

About this book


This book provides insights on new geological, tectonic, and climatic developments in India through a time progression from the Archean to the Anthropocene that are captured via authoritative entries from experts in earth sciences. This volume aims to bring graduate students and researchers up to date on the geodynamic evolution of the Indian Plate; concepts that have so far resulted in a rather uneven treatment of the subject at different institutions.

The book is divided into 4 sections and includes perspectives such as the formation and evolution of the Indian crust in comparison to its neighbors such as Antarctica, Africa and Australia; the evolution of Precambrian cratons and sedimentary basins of India; and a summary account of early life reported in the Indian stratigraphic record. Readers will also discover the key recent research into the neotectonics, tectonic geomorphology, and paleoseismology of the Himalayan Front. Researchers and students in geology, earth sciences, sedimentology, paleobiology and geography will find this book appealing.


Indian Ocean dynamics Precambrian Cratons of India Indian stratigraphic record Proterozoic sedimentary basins Cretaceous Volcanism in India Rajmahal and Deccan Volcanic provinces geochronology and magnetostratigraphy Indian ocean lithosphere Mesozoic-Cenozoic tectonics Himalayan Collision Orogenesis Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra Paleoseismology of the Himalayan Front tectonic geomorphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Neal Gupta
    • 1
  • Sampat K. Tandon
    • 2
  1. 1.CEdR/academic LLCBostonUSA
  2. 2.Indian Institute of Science Education and ResearchBhopalIndia

About the editors

Dr. S.K. Tandon is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and held Professorships at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and IISER Bhopal, India. He was a full Professor at the University of Delhi and the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi. He has published over 100 research papers in geology, sedimentology, climatology and geomorphology.

 Dr. Neal Gupta is a researcher and is currently developing an IT-Education and research business called CEdR/academic in Boston, MA that leverages current I/T for educators, scientists and in specific service areas. Formerly, he was a research scientist and adjunct professor in the Department of Science and Technology at Bryant University where he worked in the areas of organic geochemistry, geobiology, and molecular archaeology. He has worked on the biomolecular transformation of organisms such as arthropods and leaves and the geochemistry of plant and arthropod fossils in an attempt to understand the fate of biopolymers such as chitin, lignin, cutin and proteins in modern organisms and their contribution to sedimentary organic matter that has led to several research papers in peer reviewed journals.

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