The Alphabet of Sindhu Prakrit (the Decipherment of Indus Script)

Published: 14 June 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/hmg4rnczvt.1
Mahaveer H Muhammad Abro


The principal aspect of the paper is the structural analysis of the signs of the Indus script and comparison with archaic scripts. The outcomes are not based on surmise, but have been established on logic. The paper encompasses approximately all more than 400 signs of Indus script rather than any section of selected signs or texts. It justifies each sign and classifies vowels, diphthongs, consonants, dual consonants, aspirates, combined consonants and ligatures. It convincingly identifies the uniform procedure of diacritical marks, diphthongs, dual consonants, and aspirates in the alphabet. It also recognizes the writing styles of combining consonants. Some vowel and consonant signs are elaborated meticulously in the context of the Indus Texts. The context verifies the Indus Texts as an earlier documentation of Rig-Veda, and links up the sequence of opaque and lost history. Hence the language of Indus seals, Sindhu Prakrit possessed a completely phonetic alphabet/ script with consonants, aspirated consonants, vowels diphthongs implosive and dual sounds. It was made scientifically the extraction of signs is based on phonological classification and methodical logic it appears more perfect than even modern scripts. However the decipherment of the Indus script as an alphabet is an entirely innovative idea and definitely it will provoke the scholars to verify the results, any scholar in the field can apply the alphabet for the readings of Indus texts. The Paper unveils the long-lasted mystery and enigma of the Indus civilization and sums up the debate about human history and its origins.


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the alphabet of Sindhu Prakrit the decipherment of Indus Script through the structural analysis of the Indus signs and comparison with other archaic scripts


University of Sindh Faculty of Social Sciences


Cultural Research