Peoples and Languages
kamal at link.lanic.utexas.edu
Wed Feb 21 15:30:54 EST 1996
Recently, Dr. Tariq Rahman, a scholar from Pakistan has given a
beautiful article to ASNIC. The article is too long to post here. I do
not like to fill up your mailbox with one article. The title of the
"PEOPLES and LANGUAGES in PRE-ISLAMIC INDUS VALLEY"
and some of the questions he discusses are:
What was the language of the Indus Valley, present-day Pakistan, in
the pre-Islamic period? Did this region have one language or many? Did
it have one language family or many? In which script, or scripts, were
they written? These questions cannot be answered by the linguist alone.
To answer them one needs the help of the archaeologist, the historian
and the anthropologist. Let us then begin with the evidence about the
Indus Valley civilization brought to light by the archaeologists first.
You can view this article at:
Kamal R. Adhikary, Ph.D.
Internet Coordinator, Asian Studies
UT, Austin, Texas 78712
Email:kamal at asnic.utexas.edu
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