Tosabanta Padhan

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Tosabanta Padhan

Postdoctoral Fellow, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • BA: Sambalpur University, Orissa, 2003
  • MA: Sambalpur University, Orissa, 2005
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Archaeology: Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute, Pune, 2006
  • Master’s in Quaternary and Prehistory: Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal, 2010
  • PhD: Deccan College Post Graduate & Research Institute, Pune 2013

Email: tosabanta.p -AT- iitgn.ac.in



  • Work experience

    • Post Doctoral Fellow at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, 2021 - Present
    • Post Doctoral Fellow at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali, September 2017-2019
    • Assistant Professor at Dept of Anthropology and Archaeology, Adi-Keih College of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Asmara, Eritrea, North East Africa, March 2016-July 2017
    • Teaching Faculty at North Eastern Hill University, Tura Campus Meghalaya, 2013- 2015, March -July 2020

  • Selected Publications

    1. Padhan, T. 2012. Understanding Lanjia Saora Tribal Art Traditions and Rock Art of Central India an Ethnoarchaeological Perspective in Man and Environment, XXXVII (1) pp. 70-87. ISSN 0258-0446. UGC Care Journal
    2. Padhan, T. 2014. Stone Age Archaeology of Jonk River Basin, in Western Odisha and Eastern Chhattisgarh, in Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, 2:405-420- ISSN-2347-5463. UGC Care Journal
    3. Padhan, T. 2016. Prehistoric Settlement Pattern of Jonk River; Upper Mahanadi Basin, India, in Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology.Vol.no-4:325-341. ISSN: 23475463. UGC Care Journal
    4. Padhan, T. 2016. Archaeological Explorations in Ong River Basin, Western Odisha, Puratattava, Vol-46, pp: 69-75. ISSN -096702105. UGC Care Journal
    5. Padhan, T. 2017. Late Pleistocene Stone Age Culture of Upper Mahanadi Basin with Special reference to Jonk River Basin, Puratattava, Vol - 47, pp: 115-130. ISSN -096702105. UGC Care Journal
    6. Padhan, T. G. Khansili, and V. Sontake. 2017. Microlithic Assemblage of Chorkhambara River in Maharashtra, with Special Reference to Malli Excavation Season 2012‐2013, in Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology.Vol.no-5:528-540. ISSN: 23475463. UGC Care Journal

  • Awards

    • H.D. Sankalia Young Archaeologist Award by Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (ISPQS) Joint conference held at Lucknow on 27-30th December 2010.