Ancient Indus Valley Civilization Books

115 new and classic books on the ancient Indus civilization, from exhibition catalogues to excavation reports to fiction, the scientific, the interesting, the creative.

Prehistoric Rock Art of India

Prehistoric Rock Art of India by Erwin Neumayer

An extraordinary book illuminating the rich imagistic life in the subcontinent tens of thousands of years before ancient Indus times by an Austrian pioneer in the field.

The Indus Civilization An Interdisciplinary Perspective

The Indus Civilization an Interdisciplinary Perspective by D.P. Agrawal

It spreads over an area of more than a million sq km, an area much bigger than the Mesopotamian and the Egyptian Civilizations which are famous for their sepulchral splendor. Though technologically innovative, the Indus Civilization in marked by a modesty and the functionality of its architecture and artifacts.

The Unicorn Expedition

The Unicorn Expedition

"I have a book open before me on my desk which is about the ancient civilisation of Mohenjo-daro. Apart from the pottery, toys, figurines and ornaments, diggings at Mohenjo-daro . . .."

The Indus: Lost Civilizations

The Indus : Lost Civilizations by Andrew Robinson

There are almost no concise, up-to-date accounts of the ancient Indus civilization, locating the latest facts and opinions within a larger intellectual context. Has the Indus script been deciphered? What can we say about the relationship of ancient Indus traditions and modern Hinduism? How did Indus society compare to contemporary Bronze Age Egypt and Mesopotamia? Why do so many questions remain open and so contentious?

The Paleaolithic Settlement of Asia

The Paleolithic Settlement of Asia by Robin Dennell

One of the least understood or investigated issues is the prehistory of the Indian subcontinent, long before the Indus civilization (3500-1700 BCE) and before Mehrgarh (ca. 7000 BCE).


Finding Forgotten Cities

Finding Forgotten Cities

How the Indus Civilization Was Discovered

Events leading to the IVC's public recognition as a major episode in Indian history in 1924. Told in an accessible way and based on new research into original ASI documents by a well-respected scholar.

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

The ancient world of Mesopotamia (from Sumer to the subsequent division into Babylonia and Assyria) vividly comes alive in this portrayal of the time period from 3100 BCE to the fall of Assyria (612 BCE) and Babylon (539 BCE).