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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In Conversation with Sudhir Kakar. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer Felicitation Volume. Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions, askk 1. New Indus Civilization inscription found [at Ganweriwala]. The roots of Hinduism lie, according to this work, in the fusion of elements deriving from separate waves of Indo-European peoples with those of the Indus valley culture.

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My conclusion is that the Vedic literature and religion results from the fusion of two major waves of Indo-Aryan speakers coming from Central Asia to South Asia. Views Read Edit View history. Yogi, Indus Valley seal. The Indus civilization 5. We know from the reconstructed vocabulary of this proto-language that its speakers had ox-drawn wagons and carts, wheeled vehicles that are world-wide first attested about BCE in the Tripolye culture of present-day Ukraine and Moldavia in south-eastern Europe.

At the same time, it must not be forgotten that though their language has shifted in the course of millennia, people of North India too are to a large extent descended from the Harappan people, and have also preserved cultural heritage of the same civilisation. A comprehensive description of Parpola’s work until is given in his book Deciphering the Indus Script.

A Dravidian solution to the Indus script problem.

Body, Mind and Meditation in Tantric Buddhism. From the Harappans this cultic package was adopted into the subsequent Vedic and Hindu religions; in Hinduism it has survived until our times.


Parpola engages in a wide ranging discussion with Vikram Zutshi, Dr.

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Aslo greatest religious festival in Mesopotamia in the third and second millennia BCE was the paropla of the ‘sacred marriage’ of Goddess Ishtar who presided over love and war and her lover who represented the spirit of fertility and grain.

The signs depicting ‘fish’ in the Indus seal inscriptions have provided a crucial clue. No one interested in any of these fields can afford to miss it. In addition to establishing Buddhism, the Buddha exerted a profound influence on Hindu thought and practice as well. Also alarming is the related trend to increase the teaching of Hindi and Sanskrit in schools at the expense of foreign languages including English.

It is mainly for this reason that the Dravidian Etymological Dictionary parpoa Burrow and Emeneau accords the head position to Tamil entries in the dictionary. Jeffery Long on several fascinating topics related to his ouevre. Sympathetic Puritans Abram Van Engen.

Beginnings of Indian astronomy, with reference to a parallel development in China. Tell us about Megalithic culture and the Great Epics. Johannes Bronkhorst Felicitation Volume.

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Speakers of Aryan languages have indistinguishably merged with speakers assko Dravidian and Munda languages millennia ago, creating a composite Indian society containing elements inherited from every source. Studies in the history and anthropology of religion 1.

In my book, I am suggesting new arguments for Harappan origin of yoga, based on some cosmic ideas connected with Dravidian astronomical terms especially the name of the Pole Star readable in the Indus script. Asko Parpola, The Roots of Hinduism: Axko language did the Indus people speak?

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Given that many scholars assign them a role in the roots of Tantric ritual, one might wonder about the tribals, not least of the Himalayas, that engine of religious growth.

Fertility cults in folk religion What have you found on religion in the Indus script? Professor Parpola’s contributions to Harappan studies are truly monumental, and these are not confined merely to the study of the Indus script. Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: The results affirm cultural and religious continuity to the present day and, among many other things, shed new light on the prehistory of the key Hindu goddess Durga and her Tantric cult.


RigvedaIndologyand Vedic Studies. Dravidian linguists have also established that most proto-Dravidian reconstructions are in close accord with words in Old Tamil. Can the traditions related to all the Vedic gods be traced to Indo-European sources outside India?

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A major theme of his work is parppola pluralism. They seem to have penetrated first to the Vidarbha region and, adopting the local Black-and-Red Ware as their pottery, spread askoo peninsular India and Sri Lanka during the following centuries.

Contradictory Lives Lisa I. The Gundestrup cauldron is some years later than the Indus Civilization, and Denmark is far removed from the Indus Valley without any clear intermediating links. Is it possible that the eventual transcription and reading of the Indus Valley script might complicate this picture?

Professor Askko Doniger’s excellent book on Hinduism, for example, was successfully demanded to be pulped, although it did not contain anything untruthful. Studies in commemoration of E. A curated journal on art, culture and dharma A curated journal on art, culture and dharma.

I happen to know personally the enormous difficulties Professor Parpola faced in publishing these volumes, nudging and goading the slow-moving bureaucracy in India and Pakistan to make available the originals, most of which were photographed again by the expert whom Professor Parpola sent from Finland for the pqrpola.