Proterozoic Orogens of India

Proterozoic Orogens of India

A Critical Window to Gondwana

1st Edition - July 12, 2017

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  • Author: T.R.K. Chetty
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128044414
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128044810

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Proterozoic Orogens of India: A Critical Window to Gondwana provides a unique opportunity to understand a cross-section of the well-exposed and best-studied part of Earth’s crust and the processes of continental collision. It covers pulses of reworking processes and their impact on magmatism, metamorphism and deformational history of Proterozoic orogens vis-à-vis the supercontinental formation. The details of structural architecture, crustal blocks, shear zone systems, magmatism, metamorphism, geochemical and isotopic signatures, mineralization and tectonic models of all the Proterozoic orogens of India are discussed along with excellent illustrations reflecting the field-based, multi-scale structural and geological data sets.The spatial distribution, geometry, kinematics and transpressional strain of the shear zone systems (mostly suture zones), which are critical to all conceptual models dealing with tectono-metamorphic history of Proterozoic orogens of India, are also covered. The book summarizes and integrates the state-of -the art understanding of the structural architecture, lithological assemblages, petrological, geochemical, geochronological and geophysical aspects of the Proterozoic orogens of India.

Key Features

  • Includes a much needed state-of-the-art tectonic summary of the voluminous data that has emerged from the Protrozoic orogens of India in the last 2-3 decades
  • Authored by a well-established expert with more than 30 years of experience in the field based, multi-scale structural geological studies of the ancient orogens of India
  • Covers up-to-date reviews and models of Proterozoic orogens developed in the Indian shield over the past 2.5 billion years of Earth history


Geoscientists especially geologists, geochemists, geophysicists, seismologists, and all students, academicians and professionals of Earth System Sciences, whose interests lie in understanding Tectonics, Mineral resources, Natural hazards etc,.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Orogens
    2. The Southern Granulite Terrane
    3. The Eastern Ghats Mobile Belt
    4. The Central Indian Tectonic Zone
    5. The Aravalli Fold Mountain Belt
    6. Gondwana correlations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 426
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: July 12, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128044414
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128044810

About the Author

T.R.K. Chetty

T.R.K. Chetty
Prof. T.R.K Chetty has made seminal contributions in understanding the structural architecture and tectonic evolution of Proterozoic orogens of India that transformed and revolutionized conventional thoughts with insightful modern concepts. His first book (August 2017, Elsevier) on “Proterozoic Orogens of India: A critical window to Gondwana” has been applauded nationally and internationally. Prof. Chetty is honoured with INSA-Royal Society Visiting Professor, 1987; INSA-JSPS Fellowship, CSIR-DAAD (Senior) Fellowship, 1997; Fellow of Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences; and visiting professor in many universities in India and abroad. Prof. Chetty is a recipient of National mineral Award (2006), Australian Endeavour Executive Award (2008) and is the first Indian to be elected as the President, International Association of Gondwana Research (2012-2014, IAGR).

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Scientist, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, Hyderabad, India

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