Ancient Indus Valley Civilization Books

120 new and classic books on the ancient Indus civilization, from exhibition catalogues to excavation reports, from the scientific to the creative fiction for adults and kids.

The Indus Civilization

The Indus Civilization

This Supplemental Volume to the Cambridge History of India is an outdated (1968) but rigorously argued synthesis by a pioneering British archaeologist. With some nicely done plans and cross-sections.

Sarang and Jeevai

Indus Valley Coloring Book for Children

A coloring book story about a boy from Harappa and a girl from Mohenjo-daro by Dr. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer. Based on the latest findings about the ancient Indus Valley civilization.

The Indus Age: The Writing System

The first of a four volume study by the senior American Indus scholar, covering the history of attempts to decipher the script. A very thorough history by an author highly sceptical of all attempts so far and an incredibly valuable overview for anyone seriously into the script.

The Indus Valley

The Indus Valley

Provides an introduction to the Harappa people who lived in the Indus Valley thousands of years ago, describing their civilization, daily life, religious beliefs, and more.

Excavations at Harappa

Being an Account of Archaeological Excavations at Harappa carried out between the Years 1920-1921 and 1933-34
Results from early excavations at Harappa.

From Sumer to Meluhha

From Sumer to Meluhha

From Sumer to Meluha Contributions to the Archaeology of West and South Asia in Memory of George F. Dales, Jr. New ideas by established and young scholars in honor of an American pioneer in Indus archaeology.

Ancient Indus Valley Cart Kit

Indus Civilisation Cart Kit

A step-by-step guide to making an ancient Indus Valley 'toy' cart from clay. With a dozen related classroom activities and teacher's notes, templates and modelling instructions, numerous artefact illustrations and diagrams.
The CD includes film clips of activities.

Murdon ka Teela

Murdon Ka Tila (Hindi) by Rangeya Raghava

Novel written in Hindi. The book was one of the first novels to be set in the Indus Valley Civilization. The title translates as "Mound of the Dead".

Harappa: The Lure of Soma

Harappa: The Lure of Soma by Shankar Kashyap

At the zenith of its power and prosperity, Harappa is a highly refined urban conglomerate in the Indus Valley, visited by trade caravans and travelers from faraway lands.