Iravatham Mahadevan

The Indus Script

Introduction Iravatham Mahadevan is a National Fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research, and has been working on the Indus script for over 40 years. His publications include The Indus

An Interview with Iravatham Mahadevan

A wide-ranging interview at Mahadevan's Chennai home on January 17, 1998 covers the Brahmi script, the cult object, various signs, his response to Parpola's work.

The Arrow Sign in the Indus Script

It was a warm and humid afternoon in August 1995. I was feeling tired and rather sleepy after a hard day's work in the library of the Directorate of Epigraphy at Mysore, where I was collecting