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The book contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th Harvard Roundtable on Ethnogenesis of South and Central Asia co-organized by the Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University and Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan.
The papers included are:
1. The Origin, Context and Function of the Indus Script: Recent Insights from Harappa by J.M. Kenoyer,
2. Faunal Studies in India: Methodological Issues and Prospects by P.P. Joglekar,
3. Early Farmers: Issues of Spread and Migration with Respect to the Indian Subcontinent by P. Bellwood,
4. A New Indus Seal Excavated at Gonur (Turkmenistan) in November 2004 by Asko Parpola,
5. South Asian Agricultural Terms in Old Indo-Aryan by M. Witzel,
6. Proto-Dravidian Agriculture by F.C. Southworth,
7. How many Proto-Munda Words in Sanskrit?: With Special Reference to Agricultural Vocabulary by Toshiki Osada,
8. Silence Before Sedentism and the Advent of Cash-Crops by D.Q. Fuller,
9. Indo-European Epics and Comparative Methods: Pentadics Structures in Homer and the Mahabharata by N. Allen,
10. A«sv«ın- and N«āsatya- in the Rigveda and their Prehistoric Background by T. Goto, and
11. Creation Myths by M. Witzel.