Master of Arts, Master of Science University, Baroda, India, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Poona University, Pune, India, 1967.
Lecturer in archaeology, Poona U., Pune, 1970-1985;
reader in South Asian archaeology, Deccan College Postgraduate & Research Institute, Pune, 1985-1988;
professor of history and culture, Telugu University, Srisailam, India, 1988;
professor regional studies, Hyderabad (India) U., since 1988;
head Center for Regional Studies, Hyderabad (India) U., since 1988;
honorary director Center for Folk Culture Studies, Hyderabad (India) U., since 1990. Guest professor South Asia Institute, U. Heidelberg, Germany, 1983. Fellow Wallace India/Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge, England, 1986-1987.
Visiting fellow Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1986-1987. Visiting professor National Museum Ethnology, Osaka, Japan, 1996.
Member Indian Society for Prehistoric and Quaternary Studies (life), Clare Hall Cambridge (life), Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (executive member since 1990).
Married Vemuri Lakshmi, August 8, 1962. Children: Padmaja, Manjula, Mahindra.