Interpreting the Indus Script: The Dravidian Solution

The Convocation Address of February 26, 2015 at the Dravidian University in Kuppam reflects on similarities between the Indus script and later Dravidian culture. With a number of illustrations and discussions of recent finds in south India.

Above: Bronze Chariot from Daimabad, Western Deccan. Mahadevan writes: "The Indus seals depict many animals but not the horse. The horse and the chariot with spoked wheels were the defining features of the Aryan-speaking societies. The bronze chariot found at Daimabad in Western Deccan, the southernmost Indus setlement, has solid wheels and is drawn by a pair of humped bulls, not horses." writes Mahadevan (p. 4).