Proterozoic Orogens Of India: A Critical Window To Gondwana by T.r.k. ChettyProterozoic Orogens Of India: A Critical Window To Gondwana by T.r.k. Chetty

Proterozoic Orogens Of India: A Critical Window To Gondwana

byT.r.k. Chetty

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Proterozoic Orogens of India: A Critical Window to Gondwanaprovides 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.



  • 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
Dr. T.R.K.Chetty has initiated and perfected, at CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute, a rewarding methodology in structural mapping of large areas with Satellite images in different segments of Precambrian orogens of India. His focused efforts for over 4 decades led to seminal contributions in understanding the structural arch...
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Title:Proterozoic Orogens Of India: A Critical Window To GondwanaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:426 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 14, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128044411

ISBN - 13:9780128044414

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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