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Of the writing systems of the ancient world which still await deciphering, the Indus script is the most important. It developed in the Indus or. Of the writing systems of the ancient world which still await deciphering, the Indus script is the most important. It developed in the Indus or Harappan Civilization. Author: Asko Parpola, University of Helsinki Of the writing systems of the ancient world which still await deciphering, the Indus script is the most important.

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Remember me on this computer. Prehistoric Archaeology and Indus Valley Civilization. Professor Parpola speaks for himself in the following excerpt from his message of acceptance of the Classical Tamil Award. The early Aryans — 3. tue

Asko Parpola

Beginnings of Indian and Chinese Calendrical Astronomy. We have a copy of Prof.

The Atharvaveda and the Vratyas — Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient. Comments on Karen Thomson’s approach.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The split of Indo-Iranian can be traced in the archaeological record to the differentiation of the Yamnaya culture in the North Pontic and Volga steppes respectively during the third millennium BCE, due to the use of separate sources of metal: Professor Parpola’s dediphering to Harappan studies are truly monumental, and these are not confined merely to the study of the Indus script.

Administrative contact and acculturation between Harappans and Bactrians: Sacred bathing place and transcendence.

Professor Parpola has produced the first truly scientific concordance to the Indus inscriptions. Pb ISBN ; more. Fertility cults in folk religion — The Harappan unicorn in Eurasian and South Asian perspectives.


Parpola and the Indus script

We are studying the other signs. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As a Vedic scholar-turned-Dravidianist, he has the best academic credentials to prove that the Indus Civilisation was pre-Aryan and that its writing encoded a Dfciphering language.

Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae B Indological and linguistic studies in honour of Bertil Tikkanen.

Parpola and the Indus script – The Hindu

Based on a proto-Dravidian assumption, they proposed readings of many signs, some agreeing with the sfript readings of Heras and Knorozov such as equating the “fish” sign with the Dravidian word for fish “min” but disagreeing on several other readings.

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A comprehensive description of Parpola’s work until is given in his book Deciphering the Indus Script. Current World Archaeology It is mainly for this reason that the Dravidian Etymological Dictionary of Burrow and Emeneau accords the head position to Tamil entries in the dictionary.

According to Parpola the Indus script and Harappan language are “most likely to have belonged to the Dravidian family”. We presented our findings in the archaeology section of a regional science congress and received positive support. The Indus civilization — 5. No eBook available Amazon.

Retrieved from ” https: Journal deciphring the American Oriental Society 1 Astronomy, time-reckoning and cosmology — Parpola, Asko, and Bent Smidt Hansen eds.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Having known him personally for four decades and having closely watched his great contribution to the study of the Indus script, I am in a position to amplify the information provided in the interview. Pamyati Viktora Ivanovicha Sarianidi. Preface — Introduction — 1. The Early Aryans — 6. He has published a long series of brilliant papers to establish the fact of Aryan immigration into South Asia after the decline of the Decipehring Civilisation.


From the Harappans this cultic package was adopted into the subsequent Vedic and Hindu religions; in Hinduism it has survived until our times. Transactions of the International Conference of Eastern Studies The Indus religion and the Indus script — Part I: Indo-European Studies presented to James P.

Asko Parpola | University of Helsinki –

Studies in the history and anthropology of religion 1. RigvedaIndologyand Vedic Studies. History of Science in South Asia 1 Tamil happens to be the oldest and the best-documented Dravidian language. Religion in the Indus script — Conclusion — Parpola, Asko Indo-European studies presented to James P.

Decipherlng present result is interesting but by no stretch of imagination “fishy”. It is for this reason that Professor Parpola and other Dravidian researchers consider Old Tamil to be a possible route to get at the language of the Indus inscriptions.

Proto-Indo-European speakers of the Late Tripolye culture as the inventors of wheeled vehicles.