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Linguistics, Archaeology and Human Past in South Asia

 
Toshiki Osada (Editor)
Synopsis The book contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th Harvard Roundtable on Ethnogenesis of South and  Central Asia co-organized by the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University and Research Institute for Humanity and nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan.

The papers included are: 1 The Origin, Context and Function of the Indus Script:  Recent Insights from Harappa by J.M. Kenoyer, 2. Faunal Studies in India: Methodological issues and Prospects by P.P. Joglekar, 3. Early Farmers: Issues of Spread and Migration with Respects to the Indian Subcontinent by P. Bellwood, 4. A New Indus Seal Excavated  at Gonur ( Turkmenistan) in November 204 by Asko Parpola, 5. South Asian Agricultural terms in old Indo- Aryan by M. Witzel, 6. Proto-Dravidian Agriculture by F.C. Southworth, &. How many Proto-Munda Words in Sanskrit?: With Special Reference to agricultural Vocabulary by Toshiki Osada, 8. Silence Before Sedentism and the Advent of Cash-Crops by D.Q. Fuller, 9. Indo- European Epics and Comparative Mathods: Pentadics Structures in Homer and the Mahabharata by N. Allen. 10. Ashvin-and nasatya in the Rigvrda and their Prehistoric Background by T. Goto, and 11. Creation Myths by M. Witzel.
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About the author

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).

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Bibliographic information

Title Linguistics, Archaeology and Human Past in South Asia
Author Toshiki Osada
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.09.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173047992
length 263p., Figures; Maps; 29cm.