‘Egyptian Buddhism’ doesn’t seem like the kind of subject to interest a 17-year-old. But for Arsh Ali, it’s the subject that has consumed him for the past few years.

He recently delivered a talk on it as part of the National Museum’s India and the World lecture series. While teens of his age spend most of their time on social media, Ali, who is perhaps the country’s youngest archaeologist, prefers shovels and soil.

Ali, who lives in Allahabad, was only 15 when he set off on his first excavation to the Harappan site of Binjor in Rajasthan, with the Archaeological Survey of India. Next, came the Indus valley site of Rakhigari, led by Dr Vasant Shinde from Deccan College.Click Here: collingwood magpies 2019 training guernsey