• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Writing Systems, South Asian: Prehistory to 1200: South, Central, and West Asia

The undeciphered Indus Valley script, used over a wide area in the 3rd–2nd millennium B.C.E., most likely recorded an early Dravidian language. The Achaemenid Empire brought Aramaic writing to the northwest frontier of the south Asian subcontinent in the 5th century ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles