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Finding forgotten cities : how the Indus civilization was discovered

Author: Nayanjot Lahiri
Publisher: London ; New York : Seagull, [2006]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In the autumn of 1924, the scholar-archaeologist John Marshall proclaimed the discovery of the civilization of the Indus valley. This book tells the story of Marshall's discovery, and also presents a  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nayanjot Lahiri
ISBN: 1905422180 9781905422180
OCLC Number: 76078565
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Delhi : Permanent Black : Distributed by Orient Longman, ©2005.
Description: xv, 354 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A ruined city in Punjab and its first explorers --
From seals to a specialist --
John Marshall's early years in India --
Harappa makes a fleeting reappearance --
Among cities and stupas --
An Italian in India --
From Calcutta to Kalibangan --
Excavating Harappa under a shadow --
Talent and trouble in Calcutta --
Maverick at Mohenjodaro --
Stringing scattered ideas --
Announcing the discovery --
An astonishing aftermath --
Afterword: Inaugurating a new era.
Responsibility: Nayanjot Lahiri.
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'I could hardly put her book down. It is an enticingly well-written history of the beginnings of Indian archaeology and the first biography of its kind of the leading figure Sir John Marshall.' Asko Read more...

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