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Title : Linguistics, Archaeology and Human Past in South Asia
Author : Toshiki Osada (Ed.)
Edition : HardBack
ISBN : 9788173047992
Pages : 263
Year of Pub : 2020
Price : Rs 1,595.00
Forthcoming Book
"The book contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th Harvard Roundtable on Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia co-organized by the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan.
The papers included are: 1. The Origin, Context and Function of the Indus Script: Recent Insights from Harappa by J.M. Kenoyer, 2. Faunal Studies in India: Methodological Issues and Prospects by P.P. Joglekar, 3. Early Farmers: Issues of Spread and Migration with Respect
to the Indian Subcontinent by P. Bellwood, 4. A New Indus Seal Excavated at Gonur (Turkmenistan) in November 2004 by Asko Parpola, 5. South Asian Agricultural Terms in Old Indo-Aryan by M. Witzel, 6. Proto-Dravidian Agriculture by F.C. Southworth, 7. How many Proto-Munda Words in Sanskrit?: With Special Reference to Agricultural Vocabulary by Toshiki Osada, 8. Silence Before Sedentism and the Advent of Cash-Crops by D.Q. Fuller, 9. Indo-European Epics and Comparative Methods: Pentadics Structures in Homer and the Maha­bharata by N. Allen, 10. A«sv«ın- and N«āsatya- in the Rigveda and their Prehistoric Background by T. Goto, and 11. Creation Myths by M. Witzel."
About the Author
Toshiki Osada is a Professor at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, and the leader of Indus Project. He has conducted extensive field research on the language and culture of Munda since 1984. His major publications include A Reference Grammar of Mundari (1992) and some books on Munda languages and culture in Japanese. He has edited Indus Civilization: Text and Context (2006).


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