An Interview with Iravatham Mahadevan

An Interview with Iravatham Mahadevan

A wide-ranging interview at Mahadevan's Chennai home on January 17, 1998 covers the Brahmi script, the cult object, various signs, his response to Parpola's work. A reflection on a decades-long pursuit of an Indus script key.

Iravatham Mahadevan was interviewed at his residence by Webmaster Omar Khan.

Contents
1 Early Life 9 The Terminal Sign
2 Indus Script 10 The Arrow Sign
3 The Cult Object 11 Signs and Castes
4 Indus Script and Brahmi 12 Parpola's Work
5 One or Many Languages? 13 The Unicorn
6 Civilization Tissue? 14 Indus-Dravidian Relationship
7 Writing on What? 15 Tamil Paleography
8 The Fish Sign 16 The Future