Tamil Diplomat

The Indus Valley Civilization and Kondu People

The inscriptions of the valley could be dated between 3500 B C – 1900 B C in addition to the inscription the Artifacts found too could be traced to that period. There is a division of opinion among scholars weather these inscription and artifacts are religion based or not. On an average only five engraving are to be found in the inscription. The largest inscription contains 17 engravings.

Scholars explained that the small engraving and the non repletion of engraving tend to come to the conclusion that these inscriptions are not language based.

In the Chinese language very large and rare inscriptions are to be found. The early Chinese script was not necessary.


Scholars defer as to what language that these inscription represent. Opinion to the effect these represent the early Dravidian language and the indo European language and Munda language have been expressed. On this basis research has been conducted but results have been inconclusive. Though somes strongly believed    that these repeat the Dravidian languages they are more succession than conclusions.

Several papers were read on this subject but non of them concluded that these were Dravdian origins. Until a stone inscription like the “ Rosetta Stone“ of the Nile Valley is found in the Indus valley nothing conclusive can be said about the language of the Indus valley inscription. In Tamil Nadu in a place called Sembian Kandiyoor a hand axe with Indus valley inscription was discovered in 2006. The age of this axe in placed between 2000 B C – 1500 B C. From this scholar Iravatham Mahadevan concludes that Indus valley language and the Dravdian language have an affinity.


In an Archeological excavation in the estuary of the river Kaveri in 2008 more than 10 specieman of aborigines were discovered. The engraving on these specimens was similar to these found in the Mohenjo Daro – Harappa excavation said scholar Iravatham Mahadevan. In an excavation at Anaikoddai in Jaffna in 1980 the Anaikoddai Seal was found and the engraving there was a Tri- Soolam read as “ Ko”.

There are cultural similarities between the people of the Indus valley and Konda aborigines of Central India. It is intriguing to note that the artifact described as “ Pasupathy”  by the Sir John Marshall is similar to the buffalo sown horns worn by the chief of the Kondas in Central India. They are still using that headgear during their cultural events. The hair style of the dancing girl in the Mohenjo Daro era is closely similar to the present. Hair style of the Kondas in central India.

Lately inscriptions found in the Kambi Caves in Karnataka could be read with the help of the Konda language . Out of the 19 inscriptions found 11 inscriptions  are similar to those found in the Indus valley. The inscriptions “ on the goddess Kotamma temple market way there is a rocky roof shelter for shepherds and sheep to stay at night up to morning” shows how simple straight forward and the massage is to be taken as true. The attempt to decipher the inscriptions of the Indus valley from the stand point of today’s Tamil may have put the Analysts off the mark. By trying to determine the age of the language by the age of the literature the ancient Kondi language  may not have been attracted for research .


Dr. Motiravan Kangali an authority Kambi Cave inscriptions and the Kondi language has published a book called  “ Saivadhi ( Saindhavi) Lipika Gondimen Udvachak “ . As this book is available only in Hindi and kannada a translation of this in to Tamil or English would be a key for future researchers. When I conducted Dr. Motiravan Kangali through face book he lamented that his paper had not been taken up for discussion and analyzes. When research and analysis have to be objective and impartial and all embracing ignoring work of this nature is regrettable. Dr. Motiravan Kangali conduct number   0712- 2230669.

I have enclosed photographs  and seals of artifacts of the Indus valley civilization and his face book details “ Pawan Sayam Gond”