Patterns in the script of Indus Valley Civilisation


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The people who wrote in the Indus script were highly skilled and specialised. They had a mutually agreed coding that was valid over the entire stretch of the civilisation and beyond. The Indus script was an intellectual and abstract creation of the highest standards.


Mohenjo-daro is an archeological site in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2600 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

The Indus Valley civilization also called the Harappan civilization was one of the largest Bronze Age civilizations in the world. At its peak urban phase (ca. 2600 to 1900 BC) it was spread over an area of more than a million square kilometers in the northwestern parts of India, present day Pakistan and some parts of Afghanistan and Iran. The Indus Valley civilization has been justifiably acclaimed for its well-planned cities, excellent water management systems, highly standardized architecture and rich lifestyle over such a vast area. read more

is a Scientific Officer at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. She has expertise in making space based astronomy telescopes and related fields. Since past few years she has been pursuing a study of the Indus Valley civilization with a special interest in its writing. She has published several papers in leading international and Indian journals. She has been invited to present her work at various meetings in India and abroad. Her research aims at understanding the structure of the Indus script using various computational and statistical techniques and explores its relation to other aspects of the culture.

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