The Language of the Harappans: From Akkadian to Sanskrit

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Abhinav Publications, Jan 1, 1997 - India - 314 pages
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Since The Formulation Of Indo-European Theory In The 19Th C., Sanskrit Has Been Considered The Language Brought Over By The Aryas. This Raised The Question After The Discovery Of The Harappan Culture: What Was The Language Of The Harappans? This Book Tries To Answer This Question. Since The 19Th C. Sanskrit Has Been Considered The Language Of The Aryas. This Book Questions This Formulation And After Critically Reviewing The Evidence Of The Indo-Europeanists Offers An Alternative, Viz. That Akkadian, As The Language Of The Asuras, The Original Inhabitants Of The Land, Is The Parent Of Vedic And Classical Sanskrit.
 

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Contents

1 Introductory
1
2 The Background
3
3 The Formative Elements of the Harappan Culture
7
4 The Harappan and the Akkadian Chronology
41
5 The Language of the Harappan Script
49
6 The Emergence of the Rgvedic Language
69
7 The Present Material and its Relevance to the IndoEuropean Studies
83
8 Patterns of Phonological Change
105
9 The List of Sanskrit and Akkadian Correspondences
201
10 Some Additional Words
253
11 Conclusion
269
List of Words
291
Index
295
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