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  • Unioninkatu 38 B, POB 59

    FI-00014 Helsinki

    Finland

1970 …2019

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Publications

2019

Commentary on Ancient Indian History: What do we know and how? by Rajesh Kochhar

Parpola, A., 5 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Biosciences. 44 , 3, 1 p., 61.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientificpeer-review

Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: 3.2 Shahr-i Sokhta; Mundigak; Mehrgarh, Nausharo, Sibri, Dauda-damb; Chanhudaro; Ahar, Balathal, Gilund; Kalibangan; Rojdi

Parpola, A. (ed.), Pande, B. M. (ed.) & Koskikallio, P. (ed.), 2019, Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia. 432 p. (Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, Humaniora; no. 383)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Inscriptions incised on Harappan ivory/bone rods and their parallels among other types of inscribed objects

Parpola, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) EASAA 2014: Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology and Art held in Stockholm, July 2014. Myrdal, E. (ed.). Stockholm, 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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Jumal' avita!

Parpola, A., 2019, Petri Kallio Rocks: Liber semisaecularis 7.2.2019. Junttila, S. & Kuokkala, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Kallion etymologiseura, p. 139-152 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

On ancient Indian ox-carts, biers, beds and thrones: à propos of Sanskrit śakaṭī- / śakaṭa- and its etymology

Parpola, A., 2019, Indology's pulse: Arts in context. Essays Presented to Doris Meth Srinivasan in Admiration of Her Scholarly Research. Wessels-Mevissen, C. & Mevissen, G. J. R. (eds.). New Delhi: Aryan Books International, p. 3-44 42 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

R. Sivalingam (1935-2019) in memoriam

Parpola, A., Sep 2019, In : Thaiveedu . September, p. 88 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

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The lands of Sindhu and Sauvira and their king Jayadratha in the Mahabharata

Parpola, A., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ancient Sindh. volume 15 (December 2019)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

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The Mirror in Vedic India: Its ancient use, and its present relevance in dating texts

Parpola, A., 2019, In : Studia Orientalia Electronica. 7, p. 1-29 29 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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2018

Indus Seals and Glyptics Studies: An overview

Parpola, A., 2018, Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World: Case Studies from the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia. Ameri, M., Costello, S. K., Jamison, G. & Scott, S. J. (eds.). Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 127-143, pl IX, 401-449 (references) 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Survival of Harappan crocodile cult in Gujarat

Parpola, A., 2018, (Accepted/In press) The Harappans in Gujarat. Kharakwal, J. S. & Osada, T. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Unicorn bull and victory parade

Parpola, A., 2018, Walking with the Unicorn: Social organization and material culture in ancient South Asia. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer Felicitation Volume. Frenez, D., Jamison, G. M., Law, R. W., Vidale, M. & Meadow, R. H. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, p. 435-444 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Vedic prākāśá- = prāvepá-: 'metal mirror', 'ear-drop' — or rather 'whip'?

Parpola, A., 2018, Mitrasampradānam: A collection of papers in honour of Yaroslav Vassilkov = Сборник научных статей к 75-летию Ярослава Владимировича Василькова. Al'bedil', M. F. & Yanchevskaya, N. (eds.). Sankt-Peterburg: Muzej antropologii i ètnografii im. Petra Velikogo, p. 65-92 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

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2017

Finnish vatsa ~Sanskrit vatsá- and the formation of Indo-Iranian and Uralic languages

Parpola, A., 2017, In : Suomalais-Ugrilaisen Seuran Aikakauskirja. 96, p. 245-286 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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On the emergence, contacts and dispersal of Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Uralic and Proto-Aryan in an archaeological perspective

Carpelan, C. & Parpola, A., 15 Sep 2017, Language and Prehistory of the Indo-European Peoples: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective. Hyllested, A., Nielsen Whitehead, B., Olander, T. & Olsen, B. A. (eds.). Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanums Forlag, p. 77-87 11 p. (Copenhagen Studies in Indo-European; no. 7).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Sāmaveda, the Indus Script and Aryan Prehistory: The Main Targets in My Study of Indian Culture

Parpola, A., 2017, Research on India in Finland : Past, Present, Future. Zeiler, X. (ed.). Helsinki: Embassy of India, Helsinki, p. 20-29 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access
2016

Asko Parpola on the Roots of Hinduism

Parpola, A., Zutshi, V., Long, J. D. & Banerji, D., Jul 2016, In : Sutra Journal: a curated journal on art, culture and dharma. July

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

In memoriam: The Tiger of Margiana: [Viktor I. Sarianidi]

Parpola, A., 2016, Trudy Margianskoj arkheologicheskoj èkspeditsii, tom 6: Pamyati Viktora Ivanovicha Sarianidi. Dubova, N. A. (ed.). Moskva: Staryj sad, p. 125-132 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Manuscripts of Jaiminiya Samaveda traced and photographed in 2002-2006

Fujii, M. & Parpola, A., 2016, Vedic Investigations. Parpola, A. & Koskikallio, P. (eds.). New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, p. 127-162 36 p. (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

Manuscripts of the Jaiminīya Sāmaveda traced and photographed in 2002-2006

Fujii, M. & Parpola, A., 2016, Vedic Investigations. Parpola, A. & Koskikallio, P. (eds.). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, p. 127-162 36 p. (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference; no. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Meetings with Frits Staal

Parpola, A., 2016, On meaning and mantras: Essays in honor of Frits Staal. Thompson, G. & Payne, R. K. (eds.). Moraga, California: Institute of Buddhist Studies and BDK America, p. 451-454 4 p. (Contemporary issues in Buddhist studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

New Indus Civilization inscription found

Gulzar, S. & Parpola, A., May 2016, In : Current World Archaeology. 77, p. 7 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

References to ritual authorities and Vedic schools in the Jaiminiya-Srautasutra and its commentary, collected and evaluated

Parpola, A., 2016, Vedic Sakhas: Past, Present, Future. Proceedings of the Fifth International Vedic Workshop,Bucharest 2011. Houben, J. E. M., Rotaru, J. & Witzel, M. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Department of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, p. 665-689 24 p. (Harvard Oriental Series. Opera Minora 9.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Rudra: 'Red' and 'cry' in the name of the young god of fire, rising sun, and war

Parpola, A., 2016, Sahasram ati srajas: Indo-Iranian and Indo-European studies in honor of Stephanie W. Jamison. Gunkel, D., Katz, J. T., Vine, B. & Weiss, M. (eds.). Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press, p. 322-332 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Śrauta Rites

Parpola, A., 28 Apr 2016, Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism. Hiltebeitel, A. (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press USA, 46 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The Closing Address of the 12th World sanskrit Conference

Parpola, A., 2016, Vedic Investigations. Parpola, A. & Koskikallio, P. (eds.). New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, p. 379-382 4 p. (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionProfessional

Vedic Investigations

Parpola, A. (ed.) & Koskikallio, P. (ed.), 2016, New Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. 418 p. (Papers of the 12th World Sanskrit Conference; vol. Volume 1)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

2015

Sanskrit kaparda (braided hair): Yet another Harappan symbol of royalty surviving in Vedic "Vrātya rituals"

Parpola, A., 2015, The volatile world of sovereignty: The Vratya problem and kingship in South Asia. Pontillo, T., Bignami, C., Dore, M. & Mucciarelli, E. (eds.). New Delhi: D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd., p. 10-32 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The Mohenjo-daro axe-adze: A vestige of Aryan immigrations to Central and South Asia?

Parpola, A., 19 Nov 2015, In : Current World Archaeology. 7, issue 74, p. 14-15 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

The Roots of Hinduism: The Early Aryans and the Indus Civilization

Parpola, A., 12 Aug 2015, New York: Oxford University Press. 379 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

2014

Beginnings of the Indian and Chinese calendrical astronomy

Parpola, A., 2014, In : Journal of the American Oriental Society. 134 (1), p. 107-112 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

'Kulli' pots from the antiques market: looted or faked?

Parpola, A., Dec 2014, 'My life is like a summer rose', Maurizio Tosi e l'archeologia come modo di vita: Papers in honour of Maurizio Tosi for his 70th birthday. Lamberg-Karlovsky, C. C., Genito, B. & Cerasetti, B. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, p. 603-608 6 p. (British Archaological Reports, International Series; vol. 2690).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Praarijskaya religiya, Nasat'i i kolesnitsa

Parpola, A., 2014, Arii stepej Evrazii: Èpokha bronzy i rannego zheleza v stepyakh Evrazii i na sopredel'nykh territoriyakh. Sbornik pamyati Eleny Efimovny Kuz'minoj.. Molodin, V. I. & Èpimakhov, A. V. (eds.). Barnaul: Izdatel'stvo Altajskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta, p. 58-69 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

2013

Beginnings of Indian astronomy, with reference to a parallel development in China

Parpola, A., Dec 2013, In : History of Science in South Asia. 1, p. 21-78 58 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Formation of the Indo-European and Uralic language families in the light of archaeology: Revised and integrated 'total' correlations

Parpola, A., 2013, Linguistic map of prehistoric north Europe. Grünthal, R. & Kallio, P. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, p. 119-184 66 p. (Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne; vol. 266).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Gregory Louis Possehl (1941-2011)

Shinde, V. & Parpola, A., 2013, South Asian Archaeology 2007: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology, Ravenna, Italy, 2-6 July 2007. Frenez, D. & Tosi, M. (eds.). Oxford: Archaeopress, Vol. Volume 1: Prehistoric periods. p. 15-23 9 p. (BAR [British Archaeological Reports] International series; vol. 2454).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

2012

Chapter headings of the Jaimini-Paryadhyāya (Jaiminīya-Śrautasūtra III)

Parpola, A., 2012, Indologica: Sbornik statej pamyati T. Ya. Elizarenkovoj / T. Ya. Elizarenkova memorial volume. Kulikov, L. I. & Rusanov, M. A. (eds.). Moskva / Moscow: Rossijskij gosudarstvennyj gumanitarnyj universitet / Russian State University for the Humanities, Vol. Kniga / Book 2. p. 423-430 8 p. (Orientalia et Classica: Trudy Instituta vostochnyj kul'tur i antichnosti / Papers of the Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies; vol. 40).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Crocodile in the Indus Civilization and later South Asian traditions

Parpola, A., 2012, Current Studies on the Indus Civilization. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, Vol. Volume 9. p. 1-57 57 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Indus Civilization —1750 BCE

Parpola, A., 2012, Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Jacobsen, K. A. (ed.). Leiden & Boston: Brill , Vol. volume IV. p. 3-18 16 p. (Handbook of Oriental Studies, Section two (India) 22).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Manfred Mayrhofer *26.9.1926 †31.10.2011

Parpola, A., 2012, Vuosikirja / Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Vol. 2011. p. 120-121 2 p. (Vuosikirja / Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia; vol. 2011).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Manfred Mayrhofer in memoriam

Parpola, A., 2012, Year Book / Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Vol. 2011. p. 122-123 2 p. (Vuosikirja / Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia; vol. 2011).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

On the Asiatic wild asses and their vernacular names

Parpola, A. & Janhunen, J., 2012, Current Studies on the Indus Civilization. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, Vol. Volume 9. p. 59-124 66 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The Anupadasutra of Samaveda and Jaimini: Prolegomena to a forthcoming edition and translation: With the text of Anupadasutra I.1 and its translation attained with the help of Kiyotaka Yoshimizu

Parpola, A., 2012, Devadattiyam: Johannes Bronkhorst Felicitation Volume. Voegeli, F., Eltschinger, V., Feller, D., Candotti, M. P., Diaconescu, B. & Kulkarni, M. (eds.). Bern: Peter Lang , p. 363-403 41 p. (Worlds of South and Inner Asia; vol. Vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The Dasas of the Rgveda as Proto-Sakas of the Yaz I -related cultures: With a revised model for the protohistory of Indo-Iranian speakers

Parpola, A., 2012, Archaeology and Language: Indo-European studies presented to James P. Mallory. Huld, M. E., Jones-Bley, K. & Miller, D. (eds.). Washington, D.C.: Institute for the Study of Man, p. 221-264 44 p. (Journal of Indo-European Studies Monograph series; vol. vol. 60).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

The Harappan unicorn in Eurasian and South Asian perspectives

Parpola, A., 2012, Current Studies on the Indus Civilization. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, Vol. Volume 9. p. 125-188 64 p.

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The iconography and cult of Kuṭṭiccāttan: Field research on the sanskritization of local folk deities in Kerala

Parpola, A., 2012, Aryan & Non-Aryan in South Asia: Evidence, interpretation, ideology. Bronkhorst, J. & Deshpande, M. M. (eds.). New Delhi: Manohar Publishers & Distributors, p. 175-205 31 p.

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The problem of Samoyed origins in the light of archaeology: On the formation and dispersal of East Uralic (Proto-Ugro-Samoyedic)

Parpola, A., 2012, Per Urales ad Orientem, iter polyphonicum multilingue: Festskrift tillägnad Juha Janhunen på hans sextioårsdag den 12 februari 2012. Hyytiäinen, T., Jalava, L., Saarikivi, J. & Sandman, E. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, p. 287-298 12 p. (Mémoires de la Société Finno-Ougrienne; vol. 264).

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2011

Codification of Vedic domestic ritual in Kerala: Parvana-sthalipaka — the model of rites with fire offerings — in Jaiminiya-Grhyasutra 1,1-4 and in the Malayalam manual of the Samaveda Namputiri Brahmins of Kerala, the Sama-Smartta-Catannu

Parpola, A., 2011, Travaux de symposium international Le Livre. La Roumanie. L'Europe. Troisième édition — 20 à 24 septembre 2010. Nencescu, M. & Macarie, I. (eds.). Bucharest: Éditeur Bibliothèque de Bucarest, Roumanie, Vol. Tome III: La troisième section — Études Euro- et Afro-Asiatiques. p. 261-354 94 p. (Le Livre. La Roumanie. L'Europe.; vol. Troisième édition, Tome III).

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Crocodile in the Indus Civilization and later South Asian tradition

Parpola, A., 2011, Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past - Occasional Paper 12. Osada, T. & Endo, H. (eds.). Kyoto: Indus Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, p. 1-57 57 p.

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L'écriture oubliée de la Vallée de l'Indus

Parpola, A., 2011, Les premières cités et la naissance de l'écriture: Actes du colloque du 26 septembre 2009 Musée archéologique de Nice-Cemenelum sous la présidence de Pascal Vernus. Viers, R. (ed.). Arles: Actes Sud, p. 155-168 14 p.

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