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.

The Unicorn Expedition

The Unicorn Expedition

"I have a book open before me on my desk which is about the ancient civilisation of Mohenjo-daro. Apart from the pottery, toys, figurines and ornaments, diggings at Mohenjo-daro . . .."

The Paleaolithic Settlement of Asia

The Paleolithic Settlement of Asia by Robin Dennell

One of the least understood or investigated issues is the prehistory of the Indian subcontinent, long before the Indus civilization (3500-1700 BCE) and before Mehrgarh (ca. 7000 BCE).


Finding Forgotten Cities

Finding Forgotten Cities

How the Indus Civilization Was Discovered

Events leading to the IVC's public recognition as a major episode in Indian history in 1924. Told in an accessible way and based on new research into original ASI documents by a well-respected scholar.

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 BCE to the fall of Assyria (612 BCE) and Babylon (539 BCE).

God-Apes and Fossil Men: Paleoanthropology of South Asia

God-Apes and Fossil Men: Paleoanthropology of South Asia by Kennedy

A really important book bringing together the data from many different scientific disciplines to spell out what (little) we know of humanoid history in the sub-continent. In many ways, a life's work by an important scientist who made important contributions to the study of Indus people and their forerunners.

The Indus Valley and Early Iran

Indus Valley and Early Iran F.A. Khan

An early by a pioneering Pakistani archaeologist with a Foreword by Sir Mortimer Wheeler is full of interesting plates and drawings, some of them not found elsewhere.

Indus Investigators - Mohenjodaro Mystery

Indus Investigators - Mohenjodaro Mystery

Adventure story for children 8-12 to enjoy, introducing Mohenjodaro and the Indus Civilisation. Two children on a school trip to the ancient site of Mohenjodaro enter a time-warp. They become 'Indus Investigators', guided by friendly figurines and the magnificent 'unicorn', but can they really see the city as it was 4000 years ago?

Trade Winds to Meluhha

A gripping fictional work following the adventures of a young Sumerian boy as he journeys through the ancient Indus civilization.