Linguistic Archaeology of South Asia

Linguistic Archaeology of South Asia

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This book brings together linguistic and archaeological evidence of South Asian prehistory. The author depicts and analyses the region, in particular the Indus Valley civilization, its links with neighbouring regions and its implications for social history. Each type of linguistic data is put into its socio-historical context. Consequently, the book is both a description of the unique methodology 'linguistic archaeology' and a treatment of South Asian linguistic data.... extremitya#39;), the northern Konkan is referred to in the Mahabharata, Kautalyaa#39;s Arthashastra, and other literary works. ... we now know as Maharashtra may have been predominantly Kannada-speaking until the twelftth century CE .7According anbsp;...

Title:Linguistic Archaeology of South Asia
Author:Franklin Southworth
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-08-02


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