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Indus Civilization: Text and Context, Volume 1

Toshiki Osada (Author) J.S. Kharakwal (Author)

This volume is the first publication of the Indus Project, at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) in Kyoto Japan. The work consists of three papers and a comprehensive bibliography. In the first paper Kharakwal presents an overview of Indus civilization with the most recent data in a compact way. Witzel’s paper, which is the longest, deals with the Ancient connection with South Asia and Central Asia illustrated by the analysis of Vedic texts. In the last paper Sato suggests a key role for rice in the ancient Indus area. The bibliography on Indus civilization compiled by Osada covers latest material on the Indus script, seals, raw materials and network with Mesopotamia.

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About the authors

Toshiki Osada

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 the Munda since 1984. His major publications include A Reference Grammar of Mundari (1992) and some books on Munda languages and culture in Japanese. He is also the editor of Lingusistics, Archaeology and Human past in South Asia (2009).

J.S. Kharakwal

Dr. Jeewan S. Kharakwal did his masters in Ancient Indian History and Archaeology from Kumaun University and Ph.D. From Deccan College, Pune. He teaches South Asian Archaeology at the Institute of Rajasthan Studies, Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur. He has carried out extensive archaeological, ethnographic and archaeometallurgical explorations in Kumaun and Rajasthan with Profs. D.P. Agrawal, V.N. Mistra and V.S. Shinde. Currently he is working on archaeometallurgical sites in western India. He was a visiting JSPS fellow at International Research Center for Japanese Studies for one and a half years (2000-2002). He has published a book titled Central Himalayas: An Archaeological, Linguistic and Cultural Synthesis (1998) jointly with Prof. D.P. Agrawal.

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Title Indus Civilization: Text and Context, Volume 1
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789390035755
length 269p.