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Indian hieroglyphs: Invention of writing Paperback – January 10, 2012
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Author - Dr.S Kalyanaraman,
Review by D.K.Hari - Bharath Gyan
Since the finding of the Indus valley sites of Harappa and Mohenjadaro and many more since then, archaeologists, historians and people at large have been trying to make sense of the text in the seals that have been excavated at these sites.
Deciphering this script has been an enigma for the last 150 years and more. Many an attempts have proved to be futile.
This is probably the last script of the ancient world to be deciphered.
This has even created a question in the minds of some, whether if the images there are really a script, if they are.
Dr. S. Kalyanaraman, has not taken the trodden path, which comes with a lot of baggage of the colonial discredited views.
This has helped him look at them afresh, which in turn has lead to this breakthrough in deciphering the seals. This decipherment is as significant as the decipherment of the Egyptian script, post the discovery of the Rosetta stone.
That Dr. S. Kalyanaraman has been able to carry this epoch making deciphering without a Rosetta stone to assist him, speaks volumes of his painstaking study carried out over 20 years.
This book along with his earlier books, expresses to us
- the main vocation of the Sindhu Sarasvati people, of they being expert metal smiths
- that written language was probably started by this civilisation
- that a range of metals were mined by them, for metallurgy to have flourished
- how this led to trade, which in turn created prosperity, which in turn created a knowledge society.Read more ›