Of the writing systems of the ancient world which still await deciphering, the Indus script is the most important. It developed in the Indus or. Of the writing systems of the ancient world which still await deciphering, the Indus script is the most important. It developed in the Indus or Harappan Civilization. Author: Asko Parpola, University of Helsinki Of the writing systems of the ancient world which still await deciphering, the Indus script is the most important.

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It then addresses various aspects of Indus seals, including inscriptions, the photographic Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions, seals as badges of parppola and amulets, seals as administrative tools, and seal manufacture. The Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization. Volume in honour of Professor Minoru Hara on his seventieth birthday.

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Parpola and the Indus script

Nearly 4, samples of the writing survive, mainly on stamp seals and amulets, but no translations. Speakers of Aryan languages have indistinguishably merged with speakers of Dravidian and Munda languages millennia ago, creating a composite Indian society containing elements inherited from every source.


Even though the Indus script remains undeciphered, as Professor Parpola readily admits, his theoretical groundwork on the Dravidian character of the Indus Civilisation and the script, and the fact of Aryan immigration into India after the decline of the Indus Civilisation, have been accepted by most scholars in the world.

Essays in honor of Frits Staal. Pb ISBN Based on a proto-Dravidian assumption, they proposed readings of many signs, some agreeing with the suggested readings of Heras and Knorozov such as equating the “fish” sign with the Dravidian word for fish “min” but disagreeing on several other readings. The main purpose of this paper is to present a new systematic analysis of all known copper tablets from Mohenjo-daro and to underline the special significance of this category of inscribed objects for the study of the Indus script.

This page was last edited on 25 Augustat Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The Tiger of Margiana. The Indus religion and the Indus script — Part I: Parpola is a brother of the Akkadian language epigrapher Simo Parpola.

Comments on Karen Thomson’s approach. From the Harappans this cultic package was adopted into the subsequent Vedic and Hindu religions; in Hinduism it has survived until our times. Unicorn Bull and Victory Parade.

Deciphering the Indus Script – Asko Parpola – Google Books

Archaeology and Indus Valley Civilization. Royal symbols from West Asia — History of Science in South Asia 1 Indus Seals and Glyptic Studies: Iravatham Mahadevan is a noted epigraphist and Tamil scholar. His concordance is accurate and exhaustive and has become an indispensable tool for researchers in the field.


Iravatham Mahadevan June 17, The three ways of chanting in a sacrificial laud: According to Parpola the Indus script and Harappan language are “most likely to have belonged to the Dravidian family”.

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It contains rich and interesting insights into a variety of topics, including the “amalgamation of the Aryan and Dasa religions,” and the Nuristani language. A Dravidian solution to the Indus script problem.

Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph no. He has published a long series of brilliant papers to establish the fact of Aryan immigration into South Asia scirpt the decline of the Indus Civilisation.

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