The Making of India

Geodynamic Evolution

  • K.S. Valdiya

Part of the Society of Earth Scientists Series book series (SESS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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About this book


This book presents in a concise format a simplified and coherent geological-dynamical history of the Indian subcontinent (including Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Southern Tibet and Pakistan).
Encompassing a broad array of information related to structure and tectonics, stratigraphy and palaeontology, sedimentation and palaeogeography, petrology and geochemistry, geomorphology and geophysics, it explores the geodynamic developments that took place from the beginning around 3.4 billion years ago to the last about 5,000 years before present. Presented in a distilled form, the observations and deductions of practitioners, this book is meant for teachers, researchers and students of geology, geophysics and geomorphology and practitioners of earth sciences. A comprehensive list of references to original works provides guidance for those seeking further details and who wish to examine selected problems in depth. The book is illustrated with a wealth of maps, cross sections and block diagrams — all simplified and redesigned.


Archaean Cratons Proterozoic Mobile Belts Himalayan Mobile Belt Intra-cratonic Purana Basins Gondwana Grabens Cretaceous Volcanic Provinces Indo-Gangetic Plains Andaman Island Arc Dynamics of Indian Ocean

Authors and affiliations

  • K.S. Valdiya
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  1. 1.for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASRJawaharlal Nehru CentreBengaluruIndia

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