Asko Parpola. Education and degrees awarded. Doctor of Philosophy, Univ of Helsinki. Licentiate of Philosophy, Univ of Helsinki. Master of Arts. ‘This book is substantial, in every sense of the word does make a forceful case for a partial decipherment it will become the standard reference work and the. : The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization (): Asko Parpola: Books.

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Professor Parpola has produced the first truly scientific concordance to the Indus inscriptions. I trust that eventually truth will prevail, as per the Sanskrit adage adopted by the state ako India as its logo: What do the numerous seals found in the Indus valley tell us about this fascinating culture? Asko Parpola has spent fifty years researching the roots of Hinduism to answer these fundamental questions, which have been debated with increasing animosity since the rise of Hindu nationalist politics in the s.

International Journal of Writing Systems. Born in JulyProfessor Parpola has devoted his life to the task of solving the Indus script.

Parpola is a brother of paprola Akkadian language epigrapher Simo Parpola. Linguistic and archaeological evidence from western Central Asia, the Hindukush and northwestern South Asia for early Indo-Aryan language and religion.

History of Science in South Asia 1: The Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization. The Akkadian kings penetrated far into the Iranian plateau in their eastward war expeditions, but never reached Meluhha. Historical and Philosophical – Part Two.


Asko Parpola on The Roots of Hinduism by Vikram Zutshi

Early Indo-Iranians on the Eurasian steppes — 8. The earliest literature of South Asia, generally dated between about and BCE, consists of the hymns of the Rigveda.

Curzon Press, and Riverdale, MD: Indeed, its aim is to stimulate further research, and it should achieve that aim. Sutra Journal, July Parpola, Asko, and Bent Smidt Hansen eds. This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Astronomy, time-reckoning and cosmology — parlola That breadth of expertise lends considerable authority to his conclusions when he moves from evidence to speculation, and while there is much here that we might consider proven, there is also much that is advanced as a thesis.

It is thus likely that the Indus art, religious motifs and craft editions survived and can be traced in Sanskrit literature from the days of the Rigveda, and also in Old Tamil traditions recorded in the Sangam poems. Asko Parpola is uniquely well qualified to undertake this, through his major research on the Vedas and Vedic ritual and on the Indus Civilization, combined with an excellent understanding of the archaeological evidence beyond Ssko itself.

A curated journal on art, culture and dharma A curated journal on art, culture and dharma. Sorting out the Indian and extra-Indian elements of the Vedic religion requires, first of all, understanding the prehistoric background of the Sanskrit language in which the Vedic texts have been composed, its relationship with related languages, and tracing its route of immigration with the help of archaeology, taking the whole of Eurasia into consideration.


There is no such internationally acknowledged archaeological and linguistic evidence for the hypothesis that India was the original Indo-European homeland and that the Indo-European languages spoken in Europe have come from India.

During my lifetime, India has produced so many competent scientists; earlier they moved abroad as their opportunities of research and employment were not so good at home; but in recent years the situation in India has improved, and some are returning from abroad. However, Renfrew found Parpola’s methodology wanting because, to him, it did not clearly lay out the structure of the argument and the underlying assumptions.

The Roots of Hinduism

Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, Humaniora The main purpose of this paper is to present a new systematic analysis of all known copper tablets from Mohenjo-daro and to underline the special significance of this category of inscribed objects for the study of the Indus script. The Harappan unicorn in Eurasian and South Asian perspectives. Related Topics Comment Tamil. By its mature phase, when it centered on southern Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and northern Afghanistan, the Androvono culture had contact with both Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley and its elites were speakers of Indo-Iranian.