Om, Namaste, yoga and India’s tradition of nonviolence originated along the banks of the Sindhu (Indus) River. The American Institute of Sindhulogy (AIS) is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of knowledge of the ancient Harappan (Indus) Civilization - Sindhu-Saraswati and other ancient civilizations of India including Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputra, Kaveri, and their lasting contribution to world civilization for equality, liberty, justice for all, non-violence, peaceful co-existence and protection of environment. Learn more about AIS.
· Detailed information has been published regarding the various Harappan sites. Many photographs included as well!
· AIS thanks all its supporters and appreciates the building traffic on its websites: over 3,000 daily hits and growing!
· AIS is launching the Dawn of Civilization Project to research India’s early pre-Vedic History. For more information see the Research of India's History from the dawn of civilization - the era prior to 8,000 - 5,000 BCE.
The Dawn of Civilization Project Researches India’s Early History
With one significant exception, all literature on India - be it by foreign or Indian authors - relates to a period after the Vedic age began. Only one author, Bhagwan S. Gidwani, has, in "March of the Aryans" and in his earlier book "Return of the Aryans," traced the drama of India's civilization to its pre-Vedic roots.
Building on his work, AIS intends to broaden the focus of its research to consider the history, culture and traditions of ancient India from 8,000 to 5,000 BCE, well before the Vedic era.
AIS is well aware that such an ambitious undertaking will require the multi-disciplinary support and coordination of many researchers, historians, scholars, archaeologists, linguists and others. The cooperation of private agencies, foreign governments, and international organizations such as UNESCO will most likely be required to conduct original research by accessing historic sites and possibly excavating new ones.
Our Request to YouAIS is setting the project into motion by empanelling a team of experts to establish research priorities and guidelines, as well as its operational framework and budget.
If you’d like to support and/or participate in the Dawn of Civilization Project, please consider assisting in any of the following ways:
· You may nominate yourself or others to the leadership and oversight committee.
· If you specialize in a relevant field or have a particular area of interest, please share your suggestions and recommendations for research and sources.
· Forward this posting to your friends, associates and professional networks. (Please be aware than any comments we receive from you, your friends or associates may be posted to our web site, unless we hear otherwise.)
· And of course, your financial contributions are always appreciated.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Dial V. Gidwani
American Institute of Sindhulogy
The Nonviolence Project
Pilot program for City of Evanston
Chief Eddington on Nonviolence Movement
Jay Lytle on Nonviolence Movement
Steve Lome discusses the goals of AIS
SINDHU SARASWATI Museum Project
American Institute of Sindhulogy is proud to announce the Sindhu Saraswati Museum & Reseach Institute in the USA project undertaking.
Click here for more information about this initiative.
Recent AIS Projects
AIS News & Articles
AIS would like to wish everyone a very happy 66th Republic Day. Republic Day, which honors the day the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 is another reminder to us for India’s rich cultural diversity and military might as well as achievements in diverse fields. Learn more about Republic Day.
Detailed information has been published regarding the various Harappan sites. Many photographs included as well! We hope you find this information useful.
Vice-chancellor of Deccan College (Pune, India), Dr. Vasant Shinde speaks about Harappan Civilization and the site of Rakhigarhi. See letter below or download it. Learn more about Dr. Vasant Shinde and the Deccan College Post Graduate and Research Institute. Showcasing Indian Heritage Sites In his recent speech, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India during [...]
AIS would like to showcase a speech by Narendra Modi which speaks about the strengths of the Sindhi culture as well as the current dangers it faces. Mr. Modi recognizes the importance of ones mother tongue and encourages all families to continue conversation in their Sindhi language. The last five minutes of the speech are [...]
American Institute of Sindhulogy applauds Ms. Teri McLuhan’s efforts and work in bringing to life and to the big screen the untold story of the great non-violent leader of pashtun origin — Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, aka The Frontier Gandhi — in her current award-winning feature documentary THE FRONTIER GANDHI: BADSHAH KHAN, A TORCH FOR [...]