Discovering Pakistan

5, 000 years of Civilization & Culture

Ashoka and Buddhism

Indian historian Romila Thapar does a critical assessment of Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, the role that Buddhism played in his policies, and the social and political climate of the Indian subcontinent … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Theory of Aryan Race and India

The idea that ancient India was invaded and conquered by fair-skinned, war-like Indo-European tribes from Central Asia who subsequently overthrew the indigenous Indus Valley Civilization and introduced horses, Sanskrit and primitive … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meeting the Challenge of the Indus Script

The 4, 500 year-old undeciphered Indus Valley script remains one of the world’s most puzzling mysteries. In this essay, Finnish Indologist Asko Parpola discusses the possible origins and interpretations of … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Demise of Utopia

A paper investigating the major factors suggested to have caused the so-called collapse of the Indus Valley Civilization, by Chris J.D. Kostman. This paper was first published in the “Journal of the … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Water Supply & Sewage Disposal at Mohenjo-Daro

Author M. Jansen discusses one of the most exemplary features of the Ancient Indus cities – their urban sanitation system. This paper was first published in the “World Archaeology” Journal. … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment