Indian History Carnival – 21

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. Sukumar has a hypothesis about the Indus valley women: unmarried women wore bangles only in one arm, whereas married women wore bangles in both arms. He wants help with this symbology associated with […]

Indian History Carnival – 20

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. Where do Nairs come from? Maddy does a literature survey and “To summarize, the Nayars have been considered a derivative of local people with invading Aryans, have been wandering Scythins who settled down, […]

Indian History Carnival – 19

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. Ravi Mundoli summarizes the current debate on the Indus script: “Seems like the lay person can’t do much other than remember that everyone has an axe to grind, and while one needn’t reject […]

Indian History Carnival – 18

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. The June 2009 issue of Pragati is a history special with two editorial perspectives, five short feature essays (including one piece of historical fiction), one book review, and passages from five books written […]

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. 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 […]

Indian History Carnival – 16

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. Recently about 70 Harappan graves were discovered in Farmana, Haryana. From this is it possible to find out if Harappan were an indigenous population or migrants? Suvrat Kher says, “My money is that […]

Indian History Carnival – 15

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. On February 21 and 22, a conference on the Sindhu-Saraswati civilization was held at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. K B Nair has a report. Prof. Arvind Sharma explains why “Western assumptions of […]

Indian History Carnival – 14

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. After reading Nicolas Ostler’s Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World, Hari writes about Sanskrit. Venetia Ansell has an interview with Prof. Lakshmi Thathachar who was a Professor of Sanskrit […]

Indian History Carnival – 12

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. A while back, at varnam, we looked at the myth of Cheraman Perumal’s conversion to Islam. Now Maddy at Historical Alleys investigates the story of the Perumal and the pickle and writes that, […]

Indian History Carnival – 11

The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology. As Tamil Nadu politicians and film stars are protesting against the killing of innocent Tamils without uttering a word against the LTTE terror, Priya Raju explains the relationship between the Sri Lankan Tamils […]