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Indian History Carnival – 17

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology.

  1. One fundamental dispute regarding the Indus script is not on if it represents Dravidian or Indo-European language, but if it represents a language at all. A new paper published in Science showed that “Indus script has a structured sign system showing features of a formal language.” This started a debate with posts supporting (1,2) and questioning (1, 2) the paper. In a series of posts (1, 2, 3) Rahul Siddharthan explains the concepts in the paper.
  2. In the BJP Manifesto, Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi made some claims about Indian history which was dismissed by some anomymous eminent historians. Tamil Talk examines Dr. Joshi’s claims.
  3. From the ruins of Pompeii (79 CE), a statue called “Goddess Lakshmi statue in Pompeii” was found. Maddy finds out how this statue reached Rome from India.
  4. Since pirates are the newsmakers these days, CKR narrates the events of Nov 1696 when pirates took over some ships in Calicut harbor.
  5. Via Jim Davila we get a PBS video on the Syrian Christians of Kerala and on the efforts to preserve ancient manuscripts.
  6. Aparna blogs, in three parts. about a talk given by Dr. Chitra Madhavan on the Art, History and Architecture of Kanchipuram.

f you find any posts related to Indian history published in the past one month, please send it to jk AT varnam DOT org or use this form. Please send me links which are similar to the ones posted, in terms of content.The next carnival will be up on June 15th.

See Also: Previous Carnivals

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