Indus Writing: Critique of Rao

Edwin Bryant ebryant at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Fri Sep 18 02:44:51 UTC 1998

In addition to Mahadevan, there is a review of Rao by Norman, K.R. in
Lingua 63 (3-4): 313-324.  I imagine you are also aware of Greg Possehl's
'Indus Age: the Writing System' which critiques just about every
decipherment attempt including Raos's.  Best  Edwin.

On Thu, 17 Sep 1998, Lars Martin Fosse wrote:

> Dear members of the Net,
> I am looking for some information concerning S. R. Rao's decipherment of the Indus script. There is supposed to be a review of his work in the American Journal of Oriental Studies. I would be grateful for bibliographic references to this review, and also to any other reviews and discussions of Rao's books ("Lothal and the Indus Civilization"; "The Decipherment of the Indus Script").
> Best regards,
> Lars Martin Fosse
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