Writing

Videos on the script and writing in the ancient Indus Civilization

Indus Seals in Gujarat: New Insights into Carving Styles, Production Techniques, Chronology and Regional Variation in the Indus Civilization

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Ancient Indus sites in Gujarat have both Indus and non-Indus material culture, revealing a distinct regional integration that "parallels other ancient and modern globalization processes," in the words of Dr. Jamison. Seals are a great source of studying this interaction: how are these seals both different and similar? Are there different styles and possibly workshops? What do they tell us about the Indus culture as a whole? Using the work of Dr. Bisht from Dholavira and others, and careful analyses of almost 400 seals from Gujarat, Dr.

The Indus Script Demystified: Origins, Character and Disappearance

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Dr. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer delivers the 23rd Gulestan and Rustom Billimoria Endowment Lecture at the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Dec. 14, 2020. A deep exploration of the Indus script and its evolution in the context of Indus civilization and other neighbouring Bronze Age cultures and their writing systems. Profusely illustrated, and including the latest research by leading scholars.

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