There is so much going on in DNA studies – even if pre-figured by linguistic studies – that having a solid guide to stitch it all together, including papers that landed with a giant thud in 2018, would be so very, very nice. Someone who could put it together for the layman or intelligent observer who finds it hard to sort through headlines and the latest pronouncements (and simplifications).
Two leading US archaeologists examine the pottery from Mohenjodaro to probe some of the most valuable clues to the development of Indus Valley culture.
Drawing on archaeological studies and also on texts and inscriptions, this book explores the character of the early Indian cities, paying particular attention to their art and architecture and analyzing the political ideas that shaped the state systems.
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.
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.
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.
This anthology of thirteen essays by Nayanjot Lahiri combines twenty years of scholarship on various topics related to the historiography of ancient India. Using her training as an archaeologist, and an extensive experience with archival material, Lahiri marshalls a wide and disparate set of materials into an accessible and compelling assemblage that is supported by rigorous research.
A delightful romp through 10 themes in ancient India by a smart and engaging writer who knows her Indus civilization history and all that which followed. These brief essays give some sense of how engaging history can be in the hands of a good writer, not afraid to take risks and push material politically and theoretically while keeping her feet on the ground.
This Supplemental Volume to the Cambridge History of India is an outdated (1968) but rigorously argued synthesis by a pioneering British archaeologist.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.