D. R. Bhandarkar

Devadatta Ramakrishna Bhandarkar (19 November 1875–13 May 1950) (Marathi: देवदत्त रामकृष्ण भांडारकर was born in Marathi Gaud Saraswat Brahmin family. He was an Indian archaeologist and epigraphist who worked with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). He was the son of eminent Indologist, R. G. Bhandarkar.

Devadatta Ramakrishna Bhandarkar
Born(1875-11-19)19 November 1875
Died13 May 1950(1950-05-13) (aged 74)
Known forArchaeology
Parent(s)Ramakrishna Gopal Bhandarkar (father)

Early lifeEdit

Bhandarkar was born on 19 November 1875. On graduating in History, Bhandarkar joined the ASI and was posted to the western circle as an assistant to Henry Cousin.[1] As Assistant Superintendent, Bhandarkar worked in the then Rajputana, excavating the city of Nagari in Chittorgarh district in 1915-16.[1] He succeeded George Thibaut as the Carmichael Professor of Ancient Indian History and Culture in the University of Calcutta and held the post from 1917 to 1936.

Gandhiji met Dr. Bhandarkar in 1915 at Pune, Bombay Presidency in regards to the South African Indian question.[2]


  1. ^ a b Sathya Prakash (1981). Cultural Contours of India. Abhinav Publications. p. 23.
  2. ^ Gandhi (1940). Chapter "Poona And Madaras". Archived 14 August 2016 at the Wayback Machine