Harappan relics in Assamese society

Raveen Satkurunathan tawady at YAHOO.COM
Mon May 22 22:49:47 UTC 2000

On Mon, 22 May 2000 16:53:47 +0100, Palash Jyoti Mazumdar <palashm at HOTMAIL.COM>

>Searching through the site harappa.com, i accessed an image of an artifact
>titled 'dish on stand' which is an identical if cruder version of a stand
>we use at present in Assamese society called 'bota'.
>The bota is always cast in bronze and is used to show respect while
>offering guests anything, specially used to offer betel nuts and leaf.
>What I would like to know is whether there is any Harappan seal which
>depicts this 'bota' along with script fragments which might represent the
>image. If there is, prhaps the script could be studied to find out how it
>may represent the word. Since the word is for an object, it should not have
>undergone change, nor should it carry any controversy of language, etc.

Similar utensils were also used not too long ago among the various communities
in Sri Lanka to make offerings of Betel Nut and leaf.


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