28 September, 2012

Current Studies on Indus Valley Civilization (Vol. IX)

Current Studies on Indus Valley Civilization (Vol. IX)

By- Toshiki Osada and Hitoshi Endo (eds.)

This book contains papers concerning several animals, i.e. crocodile, ass and unicorn written by the Finnish eminent scholar on Indus script, Professor Asko Parpola and his colleague in Helsinki University, Professor Juha Janhunen who has specialized on the Mongolic, Tugusic and Turkic languages widely spoken in Eurasia. These animals’ motifs are found not only in the Indus seals but also in the several mythological literatures from Eurasia, including India.

Another contributor is Professor Ajithprasad of Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, Gujarat. His paper deals with issues related to the early Chalcolithic regional tradition of north Gujarat in western India.

Toshiki Osada is a Professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto and the leader of Indus Project. He has conducted extensive field research on the language and culture of Munda since 1984. He edited the book titled Indus Civilization: Text and Context Vol. 1 (2006) and Vol. 2 (2009), and edited with Dr. Uesugi the RIHN-Manohar Indus Project series titled Current Studies on the Indus Civilization.

Hitoshi Endo is a researcher scholar at the RIHN. He has carried extensive fieldworks at several archaeological sites in Egypt, Mesopotamia and around the Indus.

ISBN  978-81-7304-948-4  2012   278p.   Rs.1150/Pounds 70

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