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Dr. S. Kalyanaraman is Director, Sarasvati Research Center, President, Ramasetu Protection Movement in India and BoD member of World Association for Vedic Studies. His research interests relate to rediscovery of Vedic Sarasvati River, roots of Hindu civilization, decoding of Indus Script, National Water Grid and creation of Indian Ocean Community. He has a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Universitty of the Philippines. He is a multi-lingual scholar versed in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Sanskrit, Hindi. He was a senior financial and IT executive in Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines and on Indian Railways. His 15 publications include: Indian Lexicon - a multilingual dictionary for over 25 Indian languages, Sarasvati in 15 volumes, Indian Alchemy - Soma in the Veda. He is a recipient of many awards including Vakankar Award (2000), Shivananda Eminent Citizens' Award (2008) and Dr. Hedgewar Prajna Samman (2008). Website: http://sites.google.com/site/kalyan97

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  • File Size: 15249 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Sarasvati Research Center (July 29, 2010)
  • Publication Date: July 29, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003XVZBQ6
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S. Kalyanaraman, Ph.D. the editor of the book -- Rastram --, is Director, Sarasvati Research Center, President, Ramasetu Protection Movement in India and BoD member of World Association for Vedic Studies. His research interests relate to rediscovery of Vedic Sarasvati River, roots of Hindu civilization, decoding of Indus Script, National Water Grid and creation of Indian Ocean Community. His Ph.D. is in Public Administration from the Universitty of the Philippines. He is a multi-lingual scholar versed in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Sanskrit, Hindi. He was a senior financial and IT executive in Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines and on Indian Railways. His 18 publications include: Indus Script Cipher, Indian Lexicon - a multilingual dictionary for over 25 Indian languages, Sarasvati in 15 volumes, Indian Alchemy - Soma in the Veda. He is a recipient of many awards including Vakankar Award (2000), Shivananda Eminent Citizens' Award (2008) and Dr. Hedgewar Prajna Samman (2008). Website: https://sites.google.com/site/indianoceancommunity1/

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mayuresh Kelkar on October 3, 2010
Format: Paperback
A Review of Indus Script Cipher
Mayuresh Kelkar

Srinivasan Kalyanaraman has tackled a problem that has remained intractable to
the brightest and the most dedicated scholars all over the world for nearly a
century. He uses the rebus method to decode the so called "Indus" script. The
author assumes that the script is a cryptographic system that uses pictures or
glyphs to convey text messages. These messages could only be understood by
those who knew the code, hence maintaining its secrecy and preventing its
misuse. The language(s) of the texts is assumed to be a combination of
dialects that were spoken over the South Asian linguistic area at the time.
These dialects belong to the Munda, Dravidian, Tibeto Burmese and the Indo-Aryan
families. Some isolated languages and now extinct languages are also included.
The combination and interaction of these languages resulted in a language which
Kalyanaraman labels as "mlechha" or mixture. The mleccha language was the
lingua franca of South Asia at the time of the development of the "Indus"
script. The underlying principle of the rebus method is explained by the author
as follows. A word is represented by the picture of an object or an animal that
has a similar sound in the lingua franca. For example the English word "group"
can be represented by a picture of a club which also means a group. The
Sanskrit word "ayas" or metal is represented by the picture of a fish or "ayo"
in Santali. The script was used by artisans and metal workers to engage in
trade of the various objects they produced. The book could have benefited from
clearly defined chapters and a table of contents.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By O.K.Henry on October 16, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
Indus Script Cipher-Hieroglyphs of Indian Linguistic Area. Dr. Kalyanaraman, with his Herculean task of seven volume encyclopedia of rediscovery of Sarasvati (ancient river bank Hindu civilization in 15 volumes), Indian Alchemy-soma in the Veda and Indian Lexicon - a multilingual dictionary of over 25 Indian languages, now ventured into a complex undertaking of studying thousands of seals containing a number of glyphs. Each glyph had two or more glyphic elements, sufficiently large enough to ciphertext symbols or characters resulting in development of a database of over 8000semantic clusters of glosses from Indian multi-lingual lexicon and cryptanalysis resulting in establishing that the people of ancient Indus Valley who used Indus script hieroglyphs that evolved from c.3300 BCE. Creaking the Egyptian writing system, c.3000 BCE was much easier to decode as it was a combination of phonetic and ideographic glyphs and the Rosetta stone had the same message in three scripts including the known script of Greek. For Indus glyphics, a Rosetta stone had to be created and the Indus Rosetta has 300,000 words of the Indian lexicon which had to be matched with about 1000 glyphic elements of Indus writing making this book a valuable resource for students of Indology. Only negative aspect is the right margin in some pages is blurred. This book makes history by recording existence of script in ancient India that appears to be older than that of ancient Egypt.
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By José Carlos Calazans on January 5, 2015
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