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 speaks for himself in the following excerpt from his message of acceptance of the Classical Tamil Award. My answer to your later pxrpola is “no”: Click here to sign up.

Linguistic and archaeological evidence from western Central Asia, the Hindukush and northwestern South Asia for early Indo-Aryan language and religion. For their inscriptions see my reply to your question 3 above.

Asko Parpola

Crocodile in the Indus Civilization and later South Asian traditions. Speakers of Proto-Indo-European emerged from their early homeland in the Pontiac-Caspian steppes in southern Ukraine and southern Russia.

Might there have been trade between the Indus Valley and the Eurasian steppe region?

Tripolye-related people moved with their wheeled vehicles into areas where Indo-European languages later appeared, paarpola of them in Europe. Travaux de symposium Le Livre This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter parpolla.

Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, Humaniora; no. There are some who claim the ‘Aryan Invasion Theory’ is mere speculation and that in fact migration happened out of India and not vice versa because there is no evidence to prove it. How would you respond to them?


Professor Parpola is aware of the Harappan heritage of both Indo-Aryan and Dravidian languages, the former culturally and the latter linguistically.

Asko Parpola on The Roots of Hinduism by Vikram Zutshi

Sanskrit in the Mughal Court. What are your findings on the origin and formation of Vedic literature and rites? Papers in honour of Maurizio Tosi for his seventieth birthday, ed.

Nonetheless, his conclusions probably still represent the leading work on the subject. The Indus religion and the Indus script Part I: Please Email the Editor.

Dilmun, Magan and Meluhha are the three foreign countries with which the Mesopotamians had relations of maritime trade, the most far-off country Meluhha denoting the Axko Indus Valley and the Harappan civilization.

University homepage Contact Help. Volume in honour of Professor Minoru Hara on his seventieth birthday, ed. His profound scholarship in both families of languages enables him to mine the Indian cultural heritage holistically in his search for clues to solve the mysteries of the Indus script.

Studies in the history axko anthropology asio religion 1. A vestige of Aryan immigrations to Central and Padpola Asia? Defining ‘Hindu’ and ‘Hinduism’ 2. Discovered in the valley of the Indus River in the early s, the Indus civilization had a population estimated at one million people, in more than settlements, several of which were cities of some 50, inhabitants. A aprpola of the Harappan religion and its relation to the Mesopotamian and later Indian religions.

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. 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 aasko an excellent understanding of the archaeological evidence beyond India itself.


Human sacrifice in India in Vedic times and before. Because the cuneiform tablet telling about this event is broken, we know only the last two syllables of his name. Born in JulyProfessor Parpola has devoted his life to the task of solving the Indus script. Who were the Mittani people of Syria? University of Helsinki P.

It seems likely that climatic changes were the main reason for the disappearance of the Indus Civilization, but it is very probable that this “systems collapse” had multiple causes.

Constituting one of the most important sources of Harappan religion, they witness the Indus origin of some fundamental constituents of South Asian folk religion, the worship of sacred trees, particularly fig trees, and of sacred animals.

A Dravidian solution to the Indus script problem. The Rigvedic Indo-Aryans and the Dasas — Unicorn Bull and Victory Parade. Prolegomena to a paprola edition and translation. Essays in honor of Padmanabh S. The Asvins as funerary gods — But we might isolate his principal conclusions and historical narrative. The reconstruction is confirmed by Proto-Indo-Aryan words borrowed into the last phase of the Uralic protolanguage spoken around BCE in the northeast of European Russia.