Instructor Bio

Kurush F Dalal has a BA in Ancient Indian History and History from the University of Mumbai, an MA in Archaeology as well as a PhD on the Early Iron Age in Rajasthan, both from Deccan College, Pune University. Subsequently he shifted focus to the Early Medieval Period predominantly on the West Coast of India and excavated the sites of Sanjan, Chandore and Mandad. These excavations and the data recovered have had a strong impact on scholarship in the region. The recent Mandad excavations have revealed a brand new hitherto unknown Indo-Roman Port site with antecedents going back even further. Dr. Dalal also actively works on Memorial Stones and Ass-curse Stones in India and dabbles in Numismatics, Defence Archaeology, Architecture, Ethnoarchaeology and allied disciplines.

He is the Co-Director of the Salsette Explorations Project, a massive Urban Archaeology Project documenting the Archaeology of Mumbai since 2015, thus extending his interest from the Medieval into the Colonial Period. He has published over 35 papers and has read many more at National and International Seminars. He is a visiting lecturer at various Universities, Colleges, Schools and Government Institutions. He taught archaeology and allied subjects at the University of Mumbai for 10 years.

He has recently blended his passion for food and archaeology into a research in Culinary Anthropology and Food Archaeology. He runs a very successful course called The Studying Food Workshop teaching food beyond the usual topics. He has made the most of the lockdown teaching via Instagram Lives and by teaching at various online platforms like Mythopia and INSTUCEN.

Teacher Courses

Learn more about the Coins and Currency Notes of Modern India in this lecture.
Beginner
1 Lectures
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Archaeology & History
₹100
Listen to the stories of stone tool and get acquainted with what were they and how were they important.
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1 Lectures
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₹100
Excvations are an important part in the field of archaeology. It helps to change the way we look at the past.
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2 Lectures
3 hours
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Archaeology & History
10 mins
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INSTUCEN brings to you another amazing series of Youtube lives "A-Z of ICONOGRAPHY" with Dr. Kurush Dalal
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10 mins
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Archaeology & History
₹1,300
A course that introduces you to the beginnings of human history.
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10 Lectures
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₹1,300
Archaeology & History
15 hours
₹1,400
A significant period of human history, as humans shifted their subsistence from hunting-gathering to domestication of plants and animals.
Beginner
10 Lectures
15 hours
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₹1,400
Archaeology & History
Free
In these 10 Part Course you will gain a deeper understanding of life in India in the Early Historic Period.
10 Lectures
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Archaeology & History
1.5 hours
₹1,200
Understand where, when, how and why were the forts of Mumbai built,
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6 Lectures
1.5 hours
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Archaeology & History
₹1,100
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6 Lectures
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Archaeology & History
₹900
5 Lectures
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₹900

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