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.
Books on archaeology and anthropological findings from the excavation of ancient Harappan and Indus Valley sites.
The archaeological remains in the Gulf area are astounding, and still relatively unexplored. Michael Rice has produced the first up-to-date book, which encompasses all the recent work in the area.
This work is a revealing study of the enigmatic Indus civilization and how a rich repertoire of archaeological tools is being used to probe its puzzles.
This volume explores multiple perceptions of Indian history and scholarship produced through archaeological fieldwork and related photography during the colonial period. The focus is on John Marshall, the man who really made the Archaeological Survey of India the formidable player it became in the reconstruction and preservation of Indian history. He announced and fostered the discovery of the ancient Indus civilization, even as the hard work on the ground was done by a handful of Indian archaeologists.
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). Fortunately
This volume, dedicated to the archaeologist Dr. Gregory Possehl, has been edited by his former students, and presents a series of case studies that develop and investigate the broad range of ideas and research that "Dr. P" fostered through his research and teaching.
Robin Coningham (Durham University) and Ruth Young (University of Leicester) offer a critical synthesis of the archaeology of South Asia from the Neolithic period (c.6500 BCE), when domestication began, to the spread of Buddhism accompanying the Mauryan Emperor Asoka's reign (third century BCE).
"The indigenous seems to reside and grow deep within the colonial," writes the author (p. 86) of this book.
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.