Indus valley writing

Lars Martin Fosse lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Sun May 10 13:37:50 UTC 1998

At 12:32 10.05.98 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear members,
>It has been alleged in non specialized pblications that the seals of the
>Indus valley have now been deciphered thanks to the work done by a
>Dr.Natwar Jha (apparently a sansckrit scholar and school principal in
>West Bengal) and by a mathematician, named N.S. Rajaram of Bangalore. Is
>this serious and do we laymen have to assume that the Indus scripthas
>now been cracked ?

No, you don't. From what I have seen of Jha's attempts, they do not convince.

The matter has been discussed earlier on the list. You may want to rummage
in the archives.

Best regards,

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