Research Papers Presented at International Conferences & Symposia

(on invitation of organizers)

2005
Presented a research paper on
“Impact of urbanization around the city of Lahore and the world heritage monument of Shalamar Garden (Pakistan)”, at ICOMOS (International Council in Monuments and Sites) 15th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium on “Monuments in their Setting: Conserving Cultural Heritage in Changing Townscapes and Landscapes,”Xi’an (China), October 17- 21, 2005.
2005
Presented a research paper on
“The Hakra Cultural Horizon in the Greater Indus Valley” at the Harvard- Kyoto Round Table: Pre-Symposium 2005 of the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto (Japan), June 6-8, 2005.
2005
Presented a research paper on
“The Late Harappan at Harappa: Re-analysis of Strata I & II of Cemetery H and Fresh Interpretation”, at the Biennial Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists,London, July 4-8, 2005.
2005
Delivered a Keynote Lecture on
“Greater Indus Valley and the Northwestern Regions: the Cultural Mosaic of the late second and early first millennia BCE” to the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists and Art Historians International Conference, at Victoria & Albert Museum, London, July 6, 2005.
2004
Presented an invited paper on
“The Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar and impact of Seljuk style on the Architecture of Pakistan during the 12th and 13th centuries”at International Conference on Architecture of Sultan Sanjar, Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), November 17 & 18, 2004.
2004
“Sir Aurel Stein’s Survey of the Thar Desert in 1940-42 and its impact on the Indus Archaeology”, at International Conference on the South Asian Legacy of Sir Aurel Stein,Leicester (U.K.), March 6 & 7, 2004.
2001
Presented research paper on
“Sir Aurel Stein's Papers on the Survey of Ghaggar- Hakra River, 1940-42” to International Conference on South Asian Archaeology, Paris, July 2001.
1999
Presented a research paper on
“Settlement Patterns in the Indus Valley from the Indus Civilization to the Islamic Period” at International Conference Cambridge University, U.K., 16-17, March 1999.
1998
Presented a paper on
“Role of the World Heritage Convention” at ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Site) Sub-Regional Meeting on Conserving Himalayan Heritage held at Kathmandu (Nepal), August - September 1998.
1997
Presented a paper on
“Distribution of the Early and Mature Harappan Settlements in Punjab and Sindh at the14th International Conference on South Asian Archaeology in Rome, Italy, July 4 – 9, 1997.
1995
Presented a research paper on
“A Preliminary Review of Archaeological surveys in Punjab and Sindh: 1993-95” at the13th International Conference on South Asian Archaeology held at Cambridge, July 1995.
1993
Presented paper on
“Cultural Heritage of the Indus Valley” to COMOS 10th General Assembly and Conference held at Colombo (Sri Lanka), September, 1993.
1991
Presented a paper on
“The Harappan Nomads of Cholistan” at International Conference on “Living Taditions: Ethnoarchaeology of South Asia”, held in Cambridge, August, 1991.
1990
Presented paper on
“Current Research Trends in Research on the Indus Civilization in South Asia” at International Symposium on the History and Technology in South and Southeast Asia, Kandy (Sri Lanka), October 1990.
1989
Presented paper on
“Jhukar and the Late Harappan Cultural Mosaic of the Greater Indus Valley” to the 10th International Conference on South Asian Archaeology held atParis, July, 1989.
1987
Presented research paper on
“The Protohistoric Settlement Patterns in the Cholistan Desert” at the Ninth International Conference on South Asian Archaeology held atVenice, (Italy), July, 1987.
1973
Presented research paper on
“Explorations in Northern Baluchistan 1972: New Evidence and Fresh Interpretation at the 2nd Annual Symposium on Archaeological Research in Iran, held at Tehran (Iran), August 1972 (organized by the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Arts)

(Papers presented to various International Conferences held in Pakistan are not included).