Ancient Indus Valley Civilization Books

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

A History of Indian Archaeology

A History of Indian Archaeology from the beginning to 1947

Dilip K. Chakrabarti, the Cambridge Indian archaeologist, describes the story and personalities, from Alexander Cunningham to John Marshall and Mortimer Wheeler with a touch of Lord Curzon. Much of the story concerns the discoveries of the ancient Indus cities of Harappa and Mohenjo-daro.

Still Digging

Still Digging - Mortimer Wheeler

The memoir of an important Indus archaeologist that recounts 45 years of archaeological work from Roman ruins in Britain to southern India.

Harappan Civilization and Rojdi

Harappan Civilization and Rojdi by Gregory Possehl

Renewed excavations at the Harappan site of Rojdi in Rajkot District of Saurashtra were begun in 1982-83 by a joint archaeological team from the Gujarat State Department of Archaeology and The University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kulli: An Exploration of Ancient Civilization in Asia

Kulli: An Exploration of Ancient Civilization in Asia by Gregory Possehl

An eminent Indus archaeologist looks at the Kulli culture, a highland culture in Baluchistan contemporaneous and adjacent to the ancient Indus civilization at its height. So little is known about this distinct culture whose hallmarks seem to have been absorbed into later Indus Civilization.

Indus Age: The Beginnings

This volume tells the story of the modern discovery of the Harappan Civilization, starting in the early 19th century, when the city of Harappa was first visited by antiquarians.