The present book throws new ligh with the help of literary and archaeological data on the gradual development of the concept of Rudra-Siva in his animal, phallic and human forms, since the days of the Harappa Civilization. the approach is mainly historical and the survey is confined to Ancient India.
Mahadev Chakravarit graduated in history form Vidyasagar College Calcutta did his M.A. (Double) and Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta. Originally a scholar of Modern History he did his monumental work on Rudra Siva in Ancient India after years of research under the supervision of pioneer indologist Prof. D.C. Sircar. He has contributed hundreds of research papers in scholarly journals and national and international seminars and edited the monumental for volumes of administration Reports of Tripura State (1902-1942), co-authored The Lushais of Tripura in the Past and Present.