Wadia, Drashaw Nosherwan

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Wadia, Drashaw Nosherwan


Born Oct. 25, 1883, in Surat; died June 15, 1969, in New Delhi. Indian geologist.

Wadia graduated from the University of Bombay in 1906. During 1907-20 he was professor of geology in Kashmir; later he worked in the state geological institutions of India and Ceylon. He was president of a number of geological scientific societies in India. Wadia conducted research on the axial zone of the southern slope and foothills of the Himalayas, as well as on the Salt Range. Essentially, he established their stratigraphy and tectonics with greater precision. Wadia published a major work on the geology of India. Its most valuable sections are devoted to the geological structure of the Himalayan zone.


The Geology of Poonch State (Kashmir) and Adjacent Portions of the Panjab. Calcutta, 1928.
“Structure of the Himalaya and of the North Indian Foreland.” Current Sciences, 1938, vol. 6, no. 8.
Geology of India, 3rd ed. London-New York, 1957.
In Russian translation:
“Tektonika Severnoi Indii.” In Trudy 17 sessii Mezhdunarodnogo geologicheskogo kongressa, vol. 2. Moscow, 1939.
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