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Ancient cities of the Indus valley civilization /
Jonathan Mark Kenoyer.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Karachi : Oxford University Press ; Islamabad : American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1998.
description
260 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm.
ISBN
0195779401
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imprint
Karachi : Oxford University Press ; Islamabad : American Institute of Pakistan Studies, 1998.
isbn
0195779401
general note
"Dedicated to the memory of George F. Dales, Jr. (1927-1992) and Walter A. Fairservis, Jr. (1924-1994)"--T.p.
catalogue key
2353682
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-251) and index.
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Kenoyer's discussion of the Indus Valley script is balanced andunspeculative. Because of his even-handed approach , Kenoyer suceeds very wellin his objectives of providing an introductory text on the Indus Valleycivilisation. The overall quality of the illustrations is very high, and therelatively low cost of the book should ensure a wide readership. - Richard Fynes- International Journal of Punjab Studies (UK)
Kenoyer's discussion of the Indus Valley script is balanced and unspeculative. Because of his even-handed approach , Kenoyer suceeds very well in his objectives of providing an introductory text on the Indus Valley civilisation. The overall quality of the illustrations is very high, and therelatively low cost of the book should ensure a wide readership. - Richard Fynes - International Journal of Punjab Studies (UK)
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This lavishly illustrated book presents a coherent and fascinating account of the Indus Valley civilization that will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike. Kenoyer draws on the latest archaeological information from Harappa, Mohenjodaro, Dholavira, and other major sites as well as on his considerable knowledge of South Asian societies and ancient technologies. He addresses such enduring topics as the nature and role of the Indus writing system, the Indus religino as evidenced through sculpture and architecture, the political organization of Indus city-states, long-distance trade and the importance of merchants in Indus society, and the daily life of the diverse inhabitants of the cities, towns, and villages of the region.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Acknowledgementsp. 11
Introductionp. 15
Origins of Urban Societyp. 33
Indus Cities, Towns and Villagesp. 49
The Indus Script and Its Usesp. 69
Rulers and Traders of the Indus Citiesp. 81
Religious Art and Symbolsp. 105
People and Professionsp. 127
Technology and Craftsp. 149
Decline and Legacy of the Indus Citiesp. 173
Cataloguep. 186
Bibliographyp. 241
Indexp. 252
Creditsp. 262
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