Possible convergence of historical literature and archaeology: examples of Harappan burial practices and customs

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dc.contributor.author Prabhakar, V. N.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-29T10:35:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-29T10:35:38Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Prabhakar, V. N., "Possible convergence of historical literature and archaeology: examples of Harappan burial practices and customs", Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology, vol. 2, pp. 152-183, 2014. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2347-5463
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iitgn.ac.in/handle/123456789/1594
dc.description.abstract The ancient literature of South Asia is a source for several features of the socio-cultural aspect of past societies. The ancient literature preserves a wide range of evidences that can date back to second millennium BCE even if its traditional chronology is taken into account. One among the evidences is the reference to various modes of disposal of dead starting from Rigveda onwards. It is interesting to note that these references could be correlated with the several excavated burial typologies from a host of Harappan sites. Various scholars starting with Datta as early as 1936 and as late as Bisht have done the correlation of literature with actual archaeological evidence from Harappan sites. This clearly indicates the vibrant nature of these evidences and the necessity to understand the wide corpus of data presented in ancient literature in relation to archaeological evidences not only from Harappan sites, but also with other contemporary cultures. In this regard, the evidence from a host of Harappan sites with emphasis to Sanauli is presented here to understand the possible convergence of historical literature and archaeology
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by V. N. Prabhakar
dc.format.extent vol. 2, pp. 152-183
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher D.K. Agencies en_US
dc.subject Archaeology en_US
dc.subject Burials en_US
dc.subject Customs en_US
dc.subject Literature en_US
dc.subject Sanauli en_US
dc.subject Traditions en_US
dc.title Possible convergence of historical literature and archaeology: examples of Harappan burial practices and customs en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal Heritage: Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies in Archaeology


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