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The book contains a detailed report on explorations conducted in Tansa Valley near Mumbai. In the virgin valley systematic exploration conducted by the author brought to light archaeological remains from Prehistoric times to historical period. Temple remains and beautiful sculptures including errotic ones, particularly of Silahara period located in deep jungles have been graphically described. A part from the archaeological wealth of Tansa valley, religious and social customs alongwith the rich tribal art of the valley have been scientifically documented. The book throws a challenge to governmental and voluntary organisations to come forward and preserve the fast disappearing natural and cultural heritage in the valley of the river which supplies water to the economic capital of India. It has thrown open to research scholars a vast field so near Mumbai. No one can imagine that only 65 kms. from highly westernized city, the past with glorious tradition still throbs. CONTENTS: Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Geology and Environment 3. The People 4. Explored Sites in Tansa Valley 5. Prehistoric Past 6. History of the Area 7. Ancient and Medieval Relics of Religious and Cultural Importance : i. Temple Remains ii. Important Sculptural Remains iii. The Tribal Divinities and Folk-art iv. Water Management v. Roads, Transport and Trade Route 8. Religions in the Area : i. Saivism ii. Vaisnavism iii. Buddhism iv. Islam v. Christianity vi. Emergence of Sant Jnanesvara vii. Jainism and Nath Sampradaya 9. Recent Places of Worship and their Origin Printed Pages: 115.