The inscriptions found on the various artifacts from the Indus Valley Civilization hold in their hearts hidden chronicles of time. Many unsolved mysteries remain regarding who were these people, how did they suddenly build such an advanced civilization, how were theirs lives like, how much did they interact with their neighbouring cultures, and where did they suddenly vanish . One of the most ancient and advanced civilizations, it mysteriously seems to have disappeared almost suddenly, and that too without any trace. Will the study of the script used by this civilization reveal any clue to these puzzles? Will it help us unravel these ancient mysteries? Finally and most importantly, will a study of the Indus Valley script help us in gaining more knowledge about the ancient world?
Considering the fact that the Harappan script may have been proto-Brahmi, the underlying language to be expected should be Sanskrit, or proto-Sanskrit, or derivatives of Sanskrit. Many of the rules of evolution that apply to scripts are equivalently true for languages too. Like scripts, languages too render themselves to similar evolutionary inspections, as they too carry imprints of their journey down the ages.