Subtitled ‘A Festschrift for Asoke Mookherjee’ this compilation of 23 papers is the result of a seminar held at Delhi University in December 1996. The papers have been subject to largely local review by authors of other papers in the volume.

The Northwestern Indian Shield covers the state of Rajasthan, and parts of northern Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, also Haryana and Delhi, and an introductory chapter by M. Deb provides a useful brief review of the other chapters putting them into context. Some of the metal deposits of this region were worked in antiquity (at least 400 BC) and none...

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