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Current Studies on the Indus Civilization, Volume IX

 
Toshiki Osada (Editor) Hitoshi Endo (Editor)
Synopsis

The 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.

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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 Current Studies on the Indus Civilization, Volume IX
Format Hardcover
Date published: 13.06.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173049484
length 270p., 31 Figures.