Indus Script


Indus script is believed to be invented around 2500 BC. It was uniformly used throughout the Indus era. A bizarre characteristic of this script was that the first line started from right, second from left and the third one again from the right direction. The total number of characters was 350 to 425. In stead of an alphabetical script it was a syllabic one and every word gave complete meaning. The ideas were conveyed through pictures. Decorative motives were also present. Strokes on a picture or a word were made in order to convey numbers. Then no long inscriptions, passages and paragraphs were used.

Indus script is yet not deciphered since this script has no link with any contemporary language and at present we don’t have any bilingual script.

This article was last updated on Monday, Jan 03, 2005