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Parpola, Asko

Overview
Works: 301 works in 682 publications in 8 languages and 2,893 library holdings
Genres: History  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Translator, Publishing director, Recipient, Correspondent, Redactor, Opponent
Classifications: PK119.5, 491.1
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Most widely held works by Asko Parpola
The Roots of Hinduism : the Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization by Asko Parpola( Book )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
Deciphering the Indus script by Asko Parpola( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Tamil and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Indus script and civilization
South Asian religion and society by Asko Parpola( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Śrautasūtras of Lāṭyāyana and Drāhyāyaṇa and their commentaries by Asko Parpola( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Asian Archaeology, 1993 : proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists held in Helsinki University, 5-9 July 1993 by European Association of South Asian Archaeologists( Book )

24 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sky-garment : a study of the Harappan religion and its relation to the Mesopotamian and later Indian religions by Asko Parpola( Book )

12 editions published in 1985 in English and Italian and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpus of Indus seals and inscriptions( Book )

in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpus of Indus seals and inscriptions by Asko Parpola( Book )

15 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vidyårṇavavandanam : essays in honour of Asko Parpola( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remota relata : essays on the history of Oriental studies in honour of Harry Halén = sbornik nauchnykh stateǐ po istorii vostokovedeni︠a︡ k shestidesiatiletii︠u︡ G.G. Galena( Book )

12 editions published in 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corpus of Indus seals and inscriptions( Book )

11 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further progress in the Indus script decipherment by Asko Parpola( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguments for an Aryan origin of the South Indian megaliths by Asko Parpola( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decipherment of the proto-Dravidian inscriptions of the Indus civilization; a first announcement by Asko Parpola( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and Danish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Materials for the study of the Indus script by Seppo Koskenniemi( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The literature and study of the Jaiminīya Sāmaveda in retrospect and prospect by Asko Parpola( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Från indusreligion till Veda : studier i de äldsta indiska religionerna by Asko Parpola( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in 3 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress in the decipherment of the proto-Dravidian Indus script( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference, held in Helsinki, Finland, 13-18 July, 2003 by World Sanskrit Conference( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers presented at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference, held at Helsinki during 14-18 July 2003
 
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Deciphering the Indus script
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Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference, held in Helsinki, Finland, 13-18 July, 2003
Alternative Names
Asko Parpola

Asko Parpola finländsk lingvist

Asko Parpola finnischer Linguist

Asko Parpola Fins taalkundige

Asko Parpola indologo finlandese

Asko Parpola lingüista finlandés

Asko Parpola llingüista finlandés

Parpola, Asko

Parpola Asko Heikki Siegfried

Parpola, Asko Heikki Siegfried 1941-

Парпола, Аско

Парпола, Аско 1941-

اسكو پارپولا

آسڪو پارپولا

அஸ்கோ பார்ப்போலா

アスコ・パルボラ

パルポラ, アスコ

阿斯科·帕尔波拉

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