Ancient Indus Valley Civilization Books

128 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.

Daimabad 1976-79

Daimabad by Sali

Discovered in 1958, the excavations between 1976-79 by the Archaeological Survey of India shed much light on this late and post-Harappan site in Maharashtra, then the southern-most known Indus site.



Bahao is an historical fiction novel which has been recognized by B.B.C. as an Urdu classic. The novel is set in the Indus Valley Civilization.

The Harappa Files

The Harappa Files

Although it has little to do with the ancient Indus Valley, this amusing graphic novel invokes those times to acidly comment on the breathtaking modernization of India.

Fire Seer (Coalition of Mages)

Fire Seer by Amy Raby

Taya has risen from humble roots to become a fire seer in the Coalition of Mages. Eager to prove herself, she arrives in the town of Harappa to locate a “jackal”—a mage operating outside the Coalition’s authority—who has murdered three people.

Harappa Excavation Reports 1986-1990

Harappa Excavation Reports 1986 - 1990

The excavations at Harappa in Punjab (Pakistan) conducted by joint USA and Pakistani teams since 1986 have provided much detailed new information on the development, nature, and significance of this large ancient Indus civilization urban center. Free PDF.