INTERPRETTING HARAPPAN SCRIPT
Harappan script is a pictorial symbols. One must know that Harappan used the natural symbols of fish and stars , as they lived by water bodies. It confirms my research and interpretation that Harappans were NAGAS of SUNDALAND, who left the coastal areas at the end of last Ice age when SUNDALAND got submerged into water due to rising sea level with melting glaciers and advent of Rivers and River civilizations.
FULL HARAPPAN SCRIPT -SOME 419
Harappan script----- which is seemingly similar to Prakriti and resembles Tamil and Barhui script----- it is close to Brahmi, too.
BRAHMI SCRIPT-----LEADING TO SANSKRIT & DEVNAGRI SCRIPTS
Ancient Brahmi script, which led to development of Sanskrit and Devnagri scripts. Brahmi was developed from Prakriti ---- which is also the mother of Tamil and Barhui. You can see the close resemblence of this to various other pictorial scripts. I say even Tamil and other South Indian Languages along with scripts of North East languages are very close to this.
REWRITING ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY
With more and more archaeological, genetic, astrological, geological and scientific datas available, it is now clear that myths about ARYANS and DRAVIDIANS were created because of half knowledge of foreigners about ancient Indian past. They interpreted Indian history based on what they saw in Harappa and Mohanjodaro, discounting everything else that might have preceded it.
Aryan invasion thheory (AIT) or Aryan Migration Theory (AMT) is a myth created on wrong interpretations. Aryan was a word comprising two sanskrit roots i.e. AA+RI-------AA means NOT and RI means common man, as it is in RIYYA in old Persian. Thus, ARYAN stood for---NOT A COMMON MAN or very simply put ---a NOBLE MAN. This is how ancient Indian scriptures refer to Kings and princes and persons with high social status. There was nothing RACIAL or ethnic about them.
MYTH of ARYA, as a race, was created by Europeans or more particularly the GERMANS, who were looking for a racial supremacy. Therefore, when in the early twenties of the last Century, such magnificent archaeological sites as HARAPPA and MOHANJO-DARO were excavated, they were immediately linked to something superior which had imported itself from outside to the Indian mainland. People, like MAXMULELLER and MORTIMER WHEELER, could not believe that ancient INDIA could have had created such ARCHITECTURAL WONDERS IN URBAN DWELLING.
Western Scholars, trained and educated on the biblical beliefs that the universe was created only around 23 October 4100BC, could not think of the world existing prior to this.In fact, this belief might have risen from a fact of GEOLOGICAL UPHEAVAL that might have caused a serious disaster to humans and geography. It endorses my view on REVERSE JOURNEY of NAGAS to their Original land-----and the cause of SARASWATI losing its two tributaries,i.e. YAMUNA and SATLUJ.
In time and space, western scholars, therefore, reduced everything to within 2000BC and originating from Central Asia. Thus, based on the flimsiest of grounds, the theory of ARYAN INVASION and CONQUER was floated when a mount of dead bodies was found at MOHANJO-DARO. It was assumed that they might have been slaughtered by the SUPERIOR ARYANS. This myth led to the emergence of a SUPER MYTH on the supremacy and superiroity of a great ARYAN & VEDIC KNOWLEDGE, imported from outside. New archaeological excavations and the interpretation of the ORAL HISTORY reveal that the MYTH and the SUPER MYTH, both, were a cruel joke on the ANCIENT GREATNESS of INDIA.
The word DRAVIDIANS is a derivation from a old Sanskrit root--VID ---which meant water----RI--meant People and DRI---Have/Possess/living, as in old persian DRIn-CHE-SHAK, (Have No doubts)----Thus, DRAVID meant people who lived in the coastal region or the water body. In ancient scriptures, FIVE regions have been decribed as DRAVIDAS---Maharashtra, Gujarat, TAMIL NADU, ANDHRA, KARNATKA. It was the region closely associated with now submerged Sunda Land. It is also called lost LIMURIA ISLAND or KUMARI KANDHAM in ancient Tamil texts. The word DRAVID was first time used by a 7th century BUDHIST SCHOLAR of Sanskrit Mr. KUMARILLA BHATTA in his bool TANTARIKAVARTIYA. He used the term to decribe NON-SANSKRIT SPEAKING people of these five regions as mentioned above. The word DRAVID could also be a derivation from a Sanskrit word DRAMILLA or DRAMIL or even TAMIL. It was only in 1859, a christian missionary, Robert Caldwel , who sought to link it with ethnicity and race because he found similarity in the grammar and dialects of 73 variations of TAMIL LANGUAGE including BARHUI spoken in BALOCHISTAN and Afghanistan. However he failed to link it with NAGA CIVILISATION of ancient India, who left SUBMEGED SUNDALAND at the end of last ice age.
The inhabitants of Sundaland were called NAGAS,because NAAG also means a WATER BODY in old sanskrit. They are the people who established FIRST HUMAN AGRICYLTURAL CIVILISATION. While interpreting Harappan script,one must know that Harappan used the natural symbols of fish and stars to develop their script because they were natural objects seen by them, as they lived by water bodies. It confirms my research and interpretation that Harappans were NAGAS of SUNDALAND, who left the coastal areas at the end of last Ice age when SUNDALAND got submerged into water due to rising sea level with melting glaciers and advent of Rivers and River civilizations. SUNDA LAND was the cradle of HUMAN Civilisation. For other details on SUNDA LAND and Chronology of ancient Indian History/ events see my blog :
The VEDIC Knowledge was developed by these people and they too it along with them as they moved up North and West,at the end of LAST ICE AGE (8000-10000 BC). They established RIVER CIVILISATIONS along, Saraswati and Indus rivers. Archaeologically, 75% of excavations of old settlements , dating to Harappan period, have been found on the ancient course of River SARASWATI. Therefore, IVC , should be really SARASWATI VALLEY CIVILISATION of NAGAS. Its they who migrated North and later some 4000 years afterwards, returned due to a geological upheaval. It is these people who are refered to by some Historians as ARYANS and residual people of Ancient India as Dravids. But this is a half bit of ancient Indiamn History.
From above discussion, I have reached two conclusions :-
------ Ancient Indian history, even prior to Harappa and IVC belonged to people who inhabited lost land mass of SUNDALAND , also called KUMARI KANDHAM and LIMURIA. These people worshippers of lord Shiva were the creator of Vedic knowledge. This was the FIRST HUMAN CIVILISATION anywhere in the world.
-------- My second observation is that Indian ancient history post NAGA CIVILISATION or Post LAST ICE AGE is a story of MIGRATIONS, TO AND FRO AND CROSS MIGRATIONS. It is these people who went up and down to PERSIA, EUROPE, CAUCASIAN HIGHLANDS and returned with different identities.
As regards the confusion about ANI and ASI merger is concerned, let me assert again that it took place 40,000 years back------ it took another 20,000 years for first human civilisation to develop in these coastal regions.
Recent genetic Studies have shown that there were no GENETIC DIFFERENCES between North and South Indians. Please refer to ----- "A prehistory of Indian Y chromosomes: Evaluating demic diffusion scenarios". Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of United States of America ; 103(4) carried out on 26 Jan 2004. . Genetically speaking, ANCIENT NORTH INDIANS (ANI) came to this land some 40,000 years from Middle East and ANCIENT SOUTH INDIANS (ASI) entered South India through Australia some 60,000 years back------What ever genetic differences existed between ANI and ASI that was some 40,000 years back is . Here is an extract from a study report on " ARYAN-DRAVID -DIVIDE" MYTH-Study:-
"----------.A study of 132 individuals, 560,000 single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 25 different Indian groups were analyzed, providing strong evidence in support of the notion that modern Indians are a hybrid population descending from two pre-historic, genetically divergent populations, one of which, referred to as the 'Ancestral North Indians', 40,000 years ago and the other, called the 'Ancestral South Indians', 60,000 years ago. The intermingling of ANI's and ASI's happened in the same period as the ANI's first appeared, 40,000 years ago -------"
This report has been published in TIMES OF INDIA on 25 September 2009. Therefore the study of prehistory of SUNDA LAND/LEMURIA/KUMARI KANDAMN is very important. I insist that there was nothing known as ARYAN and DRAVIDIANS in the ancient India. They were just symbols of address for various type of people. ARYANS were NOT a race but a lingual fraternity who owed their ancestry to NAGAS of SUNDA LAND/ KUMARI KANDAM/ LEMURIA. To be very frank, if I can use the term 'Anglicised-'NRI' to describe the ARYANS of ancient India, as in the modern context , I won't be drastically wrong. They were 'SANSKRITISED NAGAS' who returned home after a long sojourn outside Indian sub-continent. Same is true of Dravidans----they were 'Non -Sanskritised' people-----who did not speak Sanskrit.
Look at the ancient map of submergedTamil Nadu or Sunda Land/Kumari Kandham/Limuria island:-
To follow detailed discussion and elaboration of connected issues, kindly refer to my other articles on this subject with following links: -
I really appreciate your views.
Well, there are points of difference----- basically because of different sources------ I am on a way to reconcile them. I would like you to read Dr NS Rajaram and R David Frawley, in their book HIDDEN TREASURE---- 10000 Years of Indian History. My chronology of ancient history is deduced by reading many Indian and western scholars.
I draw your attention to the fact, often missed by all, that THE FIRST HUMAN SOCIAL GROUP/COMMUNITY emerged on the coastal waters of Indian Ocean ----- along the region, what I call SUNDALAND. And this happened around 20,000 BC. Another 10,000 years, this social group turned itself into an AGRICULTURAL CIVILISATION . It is these people who called themselves as NAGAS, because they lived next to a water body. At the time of end of LAST ICE AGE around 8000 BC, they had developed VEDIC KNOWLEDGE sufficiently but were forced to move north and West due to submerge cue of SUNDALAND because of rising sea level caused by melting glacier. I therefore as retain that GENETICALLY, speaking merger of ANI and ASI had taken place much before this, say around 20,000 BC.
I have read Mahadevan and the Russian scientist Asko Purpola----- I am not convinced by their logic because they are disconcerted. I therefore go by the 2009 study by a US study group, which I extensively quote in my works. Anyway, we would reconcile this one day---- my study is not final or complete.
Dear Prasad Ganti,
Thanks a lot. I am obliged to you for your views.
Rajeeji, good research ! Please continue. It is good to know the genetic basis as well. About ANI and ASI following different routes into India.
Dear Rajee Sb,
I have the following suggestions.
 The admixture period of ANI and ASI is tentatively 2000 BCE according to Reich at all which will be confirmed or changes by them in their future article. http://www.harappadna.org/tag/asi/ and http://www.ichg2011.org/cgi-bin/showdetail.pl?absno=20758/ please see this link
 Kindly see the work of Dr. Iravatham Mahadevan and Prof. Asko Purpola here: http://www.harappa.com/arrow/meluhha_and_agastya_2009.pdf if you agree or not with them.
Wish you all the best in your efforts.
Dear MV Balaji,
Yes, this is the Brahmi script., which led to development of Sanskrit and Devnagri scripts. It was developed from PRAKRITI------ which was symbol based as is the HARAPPAN SCRIPT. My assertion is that most of South Indian languages are close to Harappan script------I am researching as to how alphabets were developed from Symbols or the natural objects, as you see in BRAHMI or the most of the modern languages. if you notice OLD CHINESE SCRIPT, it is made of some 44000 characters,------BRAHMI might have been evolved around MAHABHARTA PERIOD, when VEDAS were compiled by VEDIC VYAS. It later gave way to SANSKRIT script----- or the PERFECTED SCRIPT by PANINI around 1st Century AD., later DEVNAGRI was developed from it.
Welcome after along siesta. I am grateful to you for the kind words.
Do offer your critical views, too .
Welcome to my page. I am grateful to you for appreciation. Perhaps you could exami e it more critically to point out some grey areas in my proposed hypothesis.
Dear KB Sir,
Thanks for your palatable comment, but I expected more critical view of this effort. I am not interested in kudos----- I am looking forward to some critical examination of this hypothesis for me to further improve this. My convictions are steadfast as the rock on the Mount Everest.
Dear Suresh Rao,
Your observations are absolutely right. HARAPPAN script is symbol based. It has some 419 Characters or symbols. It , probably gave way to PRAKRITI, which led to the development of BRAHMI. This later script is the fore runner of Sanskrit and Devnagari. From PRAKRITI, were derived Tamil and other South Indian scripts. These scripts are therefore very close to Harappan script.
We must know that BARHUI spoken in Balochistan and tribal areas of Pakistan is more closer to TAMIL or Harappan script. My contention is to establish the point, through matching of scripts that, NAGAS of SUNDALAND had migrated up north and West from Submerged coast at the end of last Ice age.
I contend three things :-:-One, Ancient Indian History predates VEDIC Period and VEDIC KNOWLEDGE was developed on the shores of ancient SUNDALAND Inhabited by NAGAS. As per my observations, PRE-VEDIC PERIOD covers the period between 18000 BC and 8000 BC. THIS IS THE PERIOD WHEN KNOWLEDGE WAS DEVELOPED. Early VEDIC period begins around the end of Last ICE AGE------- and it continues till 4000 BC, when Ramayana period starts and Saraswati starts drying up , due to a geological upheaval. Mahabharta period is around 3100 BC and then starts the Post SARASWATI and POST EPIC PERIOD, when MIGRATIONS, CROSS MIGRATIONS and TRANS MIGRATIONS take place, which adds to ARYAN and DRAVIDIAN MYTHS. Second, ancient Indian Coastal region, also referred to as SUNDALAND/KUMARI KANDHAM /LEMURIA, was the cradle of first HUMAN CIVILISATION and it goes back to 20,000 Years back or some 18000BC. Three, Indian History, post LAST ICE AGE i.e. 8000 BC is a story of migrations, trans-migrations and cross migrations by NAGA PEOPLE alone, under different identities----between 8000 BC and 1500 AD---- The myth on ARYANS and Dravidians arose due to misinterpretations and half cocked knowledge of foreigners on Indian traditions and customs.
Thanks for exhibiting interest. I stand obliged and grateful.
From the 2 charts shown on scripts Harappan seems to have lot more symbols and visual stimulus script generators got from nature around. Brahmi is closer to lines and dots from which many modern scripts have come out- Greek, Latin, Roman (that is most of euro-scripts) as well as Asian and African. I wonder if Sanskrit, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu and so on that have more scrolls, circles, twisted lines are really based on Brahmi! Just a doubt ... I am have no specific knowledge in the area.
improvising from just symbols (star, fish etc) to lines and dot based scripting a language I would say Brahmi script is newer compared to Harappan.