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.
Table of ContentsPhysiographic Layout of Indian Subcontinent.- The Geological Terranes of Indian Continent.- Archaean Craton: Southern India.- Archaean Cratons in Central, Eastern and Western India.- Palaeoproterozoic Mobile Belts in Peninsular India.- Mesoproterozoic Eastern Ghat Mobile Belt.- Southern Granulite Terrane of Pan-African Rejuvenation.- Intracratonic Purana Basins in Peninsular India: Mesoproterozoic History.- Neoproterozoic Intracratonic Basins in Peninsular India.- Early Proterozoic in the Himalaya: Rocks, Metamorphism and Igneous Activities.