THE INDUS CIVILIZATION A CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE

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The Indus Civilization

Author : Gregory L. Possehl
ISBN : 0759101728
Genre : History
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A brief introduction to the history, archaeology, art, language, and culture of the Indus Valley civilization, written by the leading North American Indus archaeologist.
Category: History

The Indus Civilization

Author : Gregory L. Possehl
ISBN : 9780759116429
Genre : Social Science
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A brief introduction to the history, archaeology, art, language, and culture of the Indus Valley civilization, written by the leading North American Indus archaeologist.
Category: Social Science

The Indus Civilization

Author : Gregory L. Possehl
ISBN : 8178292912
Genre : India
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Gregory Possehl marshals the state of knowledge about this fascinating culture in a readable synthesis. He traces the rise and fall of this civilization; examines the economic, architectural, artistic, religious, and intellectual components of this culture; describes its most famous sites; and shows the relationships between the Indus Civilization and the other cultures of its times. As a sourcebook for scholars, a textbook for archaeology students, and an informative volume for the lay reader, The Indus Civilization will be an exciting read.
Category: India

The Ancient Indus Valley

Author : Jane McIntosh
ISBN : 9781576079072
Genre : History
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This work is a revealing study of the enigmatic Indus civilization and how a rich repertoire of archaeological tools is being used to probe its puzzles. * A chronological overview that establishes the important phases of the Indus civilization and places Indus society in the historical context of the development of South Asia * Illustrations showing speculative reconstructions of the Indus civilization's magnificent cities and photographs of artifacts from exquisite jewelry to beautiful carved seals
Category: History

Harappan Civilization

Author : Gregory L. Possehl
ISBN : 085668211X
Genre : Indus civilization
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Ancient Cities Of The Indus Valley Civilization

Author : Jonathan M. Kenoyer
ISBN : UOM:39015048843364
Genre : Social Science
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Offers a variety of perspectives on the Indus Valley civilization, covering important objects recovered during recent excavations at Harappa, and recent archaeological discoveries on South Asian societies and ancient technologies.
Category: Social Science

Harappan Civilization And Rojdi

Author : Gregory L. Possehl
ISBN : 8120404041
Genre : Excavations (Archaeology)
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The Harappan Town Of Rojdi Has Been Known To Archaeologists For Several Decades And Has Been The Subject Of Extensive Excavation. The Present Book Is The First Substantial Publication On The Site And Presents Three New Insights Into The Nature Of The Harappan Civilization.
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

The Indus Civilization

Author : Mortimer Wheeler
ISBN : 0521069580
Genre : Social Science
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This book discusses climate and dating of the Indus Valley civilization and Sir Mortimer Wheeler summarizes other contributions to the study.
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Understanding Harappa

Author : Shereen Ratnagar
ISBN : 938238166X
Genre : History
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This slim volume is an attempt to rouse the interest of students and non-specialists in the early civilization of the Indus valley and adjoining regions of Pakistan and India. The challenges of archaeological interpretation are discussed, together with maps, site plans and illustrations of artefacts, but the evidence is presented in social terms rather than in a technical way. In an attempt to cast an overall perspective, the Indus civilization is presented in the context of contemporary cultural development in South Asia as well as Western and Central Asia. The third edition of this volume included references to new ideas on the Indus civilization and to excavations at a small but significant site. This revised and updated fourth edition contains additional material on Dholavira and the harnessing of flash-floods.
Category: History

The Roots Of Hinduism

Author : Asko Parpola
ISBN : 9780190226930
Genre : History
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Hinduism has two major roots. The more familiar is the religion brought to South Asia in the second millennium BCE by speakers of Aryan or Indo-Iranian languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family. Another, more enigmatic, root is the Indus civilization of the third millennium BCE, which left behind exquisitely carved seals and thousands of short inscriptions in a long-forgotten pictographic script. Discovered in the valley of the Indus River in the early 1920s, the Indus civilization had a population estimated at one million people, in more than 1000 settlements, several of which were cities of some 50,000 inhabitants. With an area of nearly a million square kilometers, the Indus civilization was more extensive than the contemporaneous urban cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt. Yet, after almost a century of excavation and research the Indus civilization remains little understood. How might we decipher the Indus inscriptions? What language did the Indus people speak? What deities did they worship? Asko Parpola has spent fifty years researching the roots of Hinduism to answer these fundamental questions, which have been debated with increasing animosity since the rise of Hindu nationalist politics in the 1980s. In this pioneering book, he traces the archaeological route of the Indo-Iranian languages from the Aryan homeland north of the Black Sea to Central, West, and South Asia. His new ideas on the formation of the Vedic literature and rites and the great Hindu epics hinge on the profound impact that the invention of the horse-drawn chariot had on Indo-Aryan religion. Parpola's comprehensive assessment of the Indus language and religion is based on all available textual, linguistic and archaeological evidence, including West Asian sources and the Indus script. The results affirm cultural and religious continuity to the present day and, among many other things, shed new light on the prehistory of the key Hindu goddess Durga and her Tantric cult.
Category: History