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Deciphering the Indus script

Author: Asko Parpola
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Indus script developed in the Indus or Harappan Civilization, which flourished around 2500-1900 BC in what is now modern Pakistan. In this fascinating study, Professor Parpola outlines what is  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Asko Parpola
ISBN: 0521430798 9780521430791
OCLC Number: 27034771
Description: xxii, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm
Contents: 1. The Indus Civilization and its historical context --
2. Early writing systems --
3. Deciphering an unknown script --
4. Approaches to the Indus script --
5. Internal evidence for the type of script used in the Indus Valley --
6. Internal evidence for the structure of the Indus language --
7. External clues to the Indus script --
8. In search of the Indus language --
9. Dravidian languages and the Harappan culture --
10. The 'fish' signs of the Indus script --
11. The astronomical and astrological background --
12. The trefoil motif: further evidence for astral religion --
13. Evidence for Harappan worship of the god Muruku --
14. Evidence for Harappan worship of the Goddess --
15. Epilogue --
Appendix: Compounds ending in the word min in Tamil Lexicon.
Responsibility: Asko Parpola.
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