by Manzoor Chandio, Karachi, Sindh
An international conference on the Sindhu-Sarasvati Valley Civilization will be held in Los Angeles, at Loyola Marymount University, Feb. 21 and 22, 2009. Prominent scholars in the field will present their findings regarding the people and culture of ancient..
The aim of the conference is to discuss, reconsider and reconstruct a shared identity of the Sindhu (Indus) and Saraswati cultures using archaeological and other scientific evidences as well as Vedic literature.
1. Time: Chronology of Indus Valley and Vedic Cultures.
2. People: Linguistic Relationship
3 Place: Geographical location: The Saraswati and the Indus cultural habitats
4. Patterns of Cultural Interactions: Trade, Religion, Polity.
5. Origins: Homeland, Migration.
6. Continuities: Biological, Ethnological
Individual talks for 30 minutes, with 15 minute Q&A time.
Time: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm – Feb 21, 2009
9.00 am to 2.00 pm-Feb 22, 2009
Jonathan Mark Kenoyer ( University of Wisconsin)
B.B. Lal (Former DG, Archaeological Survey of India)
Jim G. Shaffer ( Case Western Reserve University)
Carl C. Lamberg-Karlovsky ( Harvard University)
S.R.Rao (Archaeological Survey of India and NIO)
Edwin Bryant ( Rutgers University)
Vijendra Kumar Kashyap (National Institute of Biologicals, India)
Maurizio Tosi ( University of Bologna , Italy )
Ashok Aklujkar ( University of British Columbia)
R.S. Bisht (Archaeological Survey of India)
Louis Flam ( City University of New York)
Dennys Frenez ( University of Bologna)
Shiva Bajpai (California State University, Northridge)
Nicholas Kazanas ( Omilos Meleton Cultural Institute , Athens )
Subhash Kak ( Oklahama State University)
The papers presented at the conference will be made available to the people at the venue and later published as a volume about the origins, people and culture of the Indus/Sindhu Valley and Saraswati Valley civilizations.
Doshi Bridgebuilder Endowment, Loyola Marymount University
Soka University of America
Classics and Archaeology, Loyola Marymount University.
College of Liberal Arts, Loyola Marymount University
Damodar Sardesai (Professor Emeritus of History, UCLA)
Navin Doshi (President, Nalanda International)
Nalini Rao (Professor of Art History, Soka University of America/ Director of Sindhu-Saraswati Conference)
Christopher Key Chapple (Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, LMU),
Debashish Banerji (Art Historian, Executive Director, Nalanda International)