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Sept22 - Book review -Rita P.Wright
http://tinyurl.com/39eo534

July18--Aryan Invasion Theory--The weekender-online journal
http://tinyurl.com/349nkhm

July12---Daily Telegraph
http://tinyurl.com/2vr99os

June23-Indus script and wild ass
http://tinyurl.com/384lrel

july9-Deccan Herald--Asko Interview
http://tinyurl.com/275lbpl

July5--2010--I.Mahadevan got award of Canadian Tamil society-
http://tinyurl.com/26xrgho

June29-2010-IE-Interview
http://tinyurl.com/3635bbl

June29-2010--Gift Shiromani lecture-of Asko-Chennai
http://tinyurl.com/33jqe7k

June25-2010- Dravidian solution to Indus script-Asko Parpola lecture
http://tinyurl.com/358r2uh

June-2010-Underlying language of Indus script-Hindu-
http://tinyurl.com/3a4herh

June24-2010--Award acceptance speech of Asko Parpola at world Tamil conference
http://tinyurl.com/32pbdlh

June23-2010 ---Hindu news on Asko parpola article--- deciphering seal with wild ass symbol
http://tinyurl.com/34y5es5

June17-2010---Hindu news --article of shri. Iravatham Mahadevan on Asko Parpola
http://tinyurl.com/37yvutn

Burial site at Tirunelveli---may9-2010
http://tinyurl.com/2u4zf8f

April-8-2010--Indus inscriptions in Thailand
http://tinyurl.com/ya4b72k

March5--2010-Tamil Brahmi Inscriptions - Marungur village near Vadalur, Villururam District-
http://tinyurl.com/38dlvyf

Jan2010--Naakan's Ural--Hindu
http://tinyurl.com/3522jzr

Sept29--2009--Indus symbols found in Kerala
http://tinyurl.com/2w3naqs

Bull-fighting of Tamil Nadu-Jan-2008
http://tinyurl.com/2u54lxu

May1-2006--Indus symbols on potteries from sembian kanniyur village, Nagapattinam.
http://tinyurl.com/2f82ova

15/4/2010---Hindu
Deciphering Indus script : challenges and some headway
http://tinyurl.com/3btskc4

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Tablets depicting Indus Valley scripts. File photo: M. Karunakaran

Indus symbols on stone-Dholovira: (excerpt) (For full article --read Hindu)

                             An inscription on stone, with three big Indus signs and possibly a fourth, has been found on the Harappan site of Dholavira in Gujarat. The discovery is significant because The discovery is significant because this is the first time that the Indus script has been found engraved on a natural stone in the Indus Valley. The Indus script has so far been found on seals made of steatite, terracotta tablets, ceramics and so on. Dholavira also enjoys the distinction of yielding a spectacularly large Indus script with 10 big signs on wood. This inscription was three-metre long.

                          Both the discoveries were made by a team led by R.S. Bisht, who retired as Joint Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India in 2004. While the stone inscription was discovered in 1999, the script with 10 large signs was found in 1991. “The inscription on stone is unique because it is the first of its kind [in the Indus civilisation area]. It is the first inscription on a stone slab. But only part of it was found,” said Dr. Bisht, who led 14 field excavation seasons at Dholavira from 1989 to 2001. “It was a natural limy sandstone cut into shape and then engraved with an inscription,” he said.

                           Michel Danino, independent researcher in the Harappan civilisation, called it “an unprecedented discovery because there is no stone inscription in the Indus civilisation.” Stone was a rare material on the Indus plains. “This is the first time we have come across a stone inscription, but it has not attracted the attention it deserves,” Mr. Danino said. Dholavira in Kachch district is a major Indus site. It attracted wide attention in the 1990s for yielding what Dr. Bisht calls “a spectacularly large inscription made of 10 unusually big Indus signs” which were inlaid on a wooden board which had, however, decayed. The signs were made of thoroughly baked gypsum. It must have been sported right above the north gate of the castle, and “it must have been visible from afar with its white brilliance,” Dr. Bisht said.

Source: The Hindu
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Significance of Mayiladuthurai find -- Links between Harappa and Neolithic Tamil Nadu
The Hindu | May 01, 2006 | T.S. Subramanian 

The discovery of a Neolithic stone celt, a hand-held axe, with the Indus script on it at Sembian-Kandiyur in Tamil Nadu is, according to Iravatham Mahadevan, "a major discovery because for the first time a text in the Indus script has been found in the State on a datable artefact, which is a polished neolithic celt." He added: "This confirms that the Neolithic people of Tamil Nadu shared the same language family of the Harappan group, which can only be Dravidian. The discovery provides the first evidence that the Neolithic people of the Tamil country spoke a Dravidian language." Mr. Mahadevan, an eminent expert on the subject, estimated the date of the artefact with the Indus script between 2000 B.C. and 1500 B.C.

(Excerpt) Read more at hindu.com ...


RARE FIND: The Neolithic polished stone celt (hand-held axe) with the Indus valley script found at Sembian-Kandiyur village, near Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu. -- Photo: Vino John


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