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Indian Sub-Continent - Language - Literature

Resources on the literature of the ancient Indus Valley civilization (including the Bhagavad Gita) and information on the language of ancient India and Pakistan.
  1. Vedas - Epics

Bhagavad-Gita
The Bhagavad-Gita, a Sanskrit poem is an episode of the Mahabharata.

Harappa
Learn about the Ancient Indus Valley, seals, Rohri Quarries, fisherfolk, recent discoveries, the Indus script, Mohenjo-daro, and Lothal.

Indian Lexicon
The lexicon includes more than a half million Indian words. Also see Phonetic Guide.

Around the Indus in 90 slides 2
While HARP, the excavators of the early Harappan period known as Ravi are not interested in the race for the earliest writing, they have found writing dating from 3300-2800 BC. See Intro.

Asko Parpola
Text-only version of the 13 sections of this Finnish Indologist's Deciphering the Indus Script. Includes theory proto-Dravidian origins, astral relationships and religious significance. Also see Omar Khan interviews Agha Hassan Dani.

Iravatham Mahadevan
Mahadevan's text-only An Encylopaedia of the Indus Script is a review of Parpola's work above.

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