Dean Michael Anderson eastwestcultural at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 3 22:27:04 UTC 2017

Posted on behalf of N. Ganeshan:

I would like to draw attention to this paper on Munda expansion from South East Asia.  http://www.rogerblench.info/Ar chaeology/SE%20Asia/Blench%20A A%20prehistory%20final.pdfMunda people expansion is said to be only from 3500 BP.Reconstructing Austroasiatic prehistoryby Roger Blench,Chapter in Jenny, M. & P. Sidwell (eds.) 2015. Handbook of the Austroasiatic Languages. Leiden: Brill.
Also, my three papers on Indus crocodile religion, its appearance as Anthropomorphic Axe in Tamil Nadu as monolithic sculptures during Early Iron Age:
(1) Gharial god and Tiger goddess in the Indus valley, Some aspects of Bronze Age Indian Religion, 2007https://archive.org/stream/IVC ReligionByNagaGanesan2007/IVC_ religion_by_Naga_Ganesan_2007# page/n0/mode/2up
(2) A Dravidian Etymology for Makara - Crocodile, 2011.Prof. V. I. Subramanian memorial volume, Int. School of Dravidian Linguistics, Trivandrum, Kerala.https://archive.org/stream/Mak araADravidianEtymology2011/Mak ara_a_Dravidian_etymology_2011 #page/n0/mode/2up
(3) Indus Crocodile Religion as seen in the Iron Age Tamil Nadu,16th World Sanskrit Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 2016https://archive.org/stream/IVC ReligionInIronAgeTamilNaduByNG anesan-2016-16thWSC/IVC_Religi on_in_IronAge_TamilNadu_by_ NGanesan_2016_16th_WSC#page/ n0/mode/2up
N. Ganesan
On 27 Jan 2017 at 8:07, Andrew Ollett via INDOLOGY wrote:

I hesitate to pass this popular-science treatment of the question along, since it is tinged with
some personal animosity, but this just appeared two days ago:

http://www.theverge.com/2017/1 /25/14371450/indus-valley-civi lization-ancient-seals-symbols -language-algorithms-ai

2017-01-27 6:37 GMT-05:00 Asko Parpola via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info<mailto:indo logy at list.indology.info>>:
    In my book "The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization",
    New York: Oxford University Press, 2015,
    I present manifold evidence for the Dravidian affinity of the Harappan language.

    With best regards,

    Asko Parpola
    Professor Emeritus of Indology,
    University of Helsinki, Finland

    On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 8:31 AM, Dean Michael Anderson via INDOLOGY
    <indology at list.indology.info<mailto:indo logy at list.indology.info> > wrote:

    There is no consensus about which language or languages the
    Harappan (Indus Valley Civilization) people spoke.
    The script is considered by most to be logo-syllabic, not
    Farmer, Witzel, Sproat consider it to be a sign system rather than a
    script associated with any particular language.
    Dr. Dean Michael Anderson
    East West Cultural Institute
    Austin, Texas, USA
    Pondicherry, India

    From: alakendu das via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info<mailto:indo logy at list.indology.info>>
    To: indology at list.indology.info<mailto:indo logy at list.indology.info> Sent: Friday, January 27, 2017
    To All, While going through some books on Indus valley civilisation
    , I failed to find out one answer. Though the Harappana & Mohenjo
    daro script has been inferred as more of a Hieroglyphic type, what
    dialect/language did they speak ? Would love to be enlightened on
    this point. ALAKEND DAS.

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