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This lavishly illustrated book presents a coherent and fascinating account of the Indus Valley civilization that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. Kenoyer draws on the latest archaeological information from Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Dholavira, and other major sites as well as on his considerable knowledge of South Asian societies and ancient technologies. He addresses such enduring topics as the nature and role of the Indus writing system, the Indus religino as evidenced through sculpture and architecture, the political organization of Indus city-states, long-distance trade and the importance of merchants in Indus society, and the daily life of the diverse inhabitants of the cities, towns, and villages of the region.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780195779400
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 10.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Preface 9
Acknowledgements 11
1 Introduction 15
2 Origins of Urban Society 33
3 Indus Cities, Towns and Villages 49
4 The Indus Script and Its Uses 69
5 Rulers and Traders of the Indus Cities 81
6 Religious Art and Symbols 105
7 People and Professions 127
8 Technology and Crafts 149
9 Decline and Legacy of the Indus Cities 173
Catalogue 186
Bibliography 241
Index 252
Credits 262
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2008

    Face to face with the ancient wisdom.

    If you want to know about the intelligence of ancient people living along the river banks of South Asia, this book will provide tons of information. You will familiarize yourself with the archaeological information from Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Dholavira, and other major sites which are located in the geographical region of Westen India and Pakistan.

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