This Supplemental Volume to the Cambridge History of India is an outdated (1968) but rigorously argued synthesis by a pioneering British archaeologist.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.
Books about excavations at the ancient mounds of Harappa (3500 BCE - present) in Punjab, Pakistan
These lectures at the University of Madras in 1935 by the archaeologist K. N. Dikshit is a little known but well-written and surprisingly relevant summary of what was known about the ancient Indus civilization after the first 14 years of excavations.
Being an Account of Archaeological Excavations at Harappa carried out between the Years 1920-1921 and 1933-34 Results from early excavations at Harappa.
Once in a while a book – in this case a graphic novel – comes along that upends what one thinks can be done through a medium for a subject. This book by Nikhil Gulati – with the expert assistance of Dr. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer – is one of the moments.
This Case Studies in Early Societies book presents exiting new finds and deductions from Dr. Wright's work on lesser Harappan towns and villages along the Beas River.
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.
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.
Volume 2 of the most comprehensive listing of ancient Indus seals covers collections in Pakistan, including many seals found in Harappa and Mohenjo-daro before Independence.
At the zenith of its power and prosperity, Harappa is a highly refined urban conglomerate in the Indus Valley, visited by trade caravans and travelers from faraway lands.