Some facts about Harappa

dmrsekhar
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Some facts about Harappa

 

 

Indus Valley Civilization or Harappan Civilization may also be called as Sindhu Wadi Sanskriti or Hindu Wadi Sanskriti. Persians pronounce Sa as Ha and Wadi means Valley in Arabic language. The HWS script or symbols are written from right to left probably indicating the Arabic influence. The constructions, pottery and tali [mangala sutra ] like squarish tablets with pierced  boss indicate that the natives are Dravidians.

Hindu Wadi Sanskriti [ HWS] covered an area of 1.25 million sq km containing over 1000 settlements, which is bigger than Egypt or Mesopotamian empires. The first city such as Mehrgarh may be as old as 6500 B.C. Cities built around 2550 B.C might have involved more than 20000 people working at the site for years which might include migrant laborers. Compare this with the population of Bombay [now Mumbai] at 10000 during the year 1660 C.E.

 

There was a port city at Lothal [now in Gujarat]. They used scales, weights for measurements. Copper was being produced around 4000 B.C. Pottery is known.

They were using bull driven carts indicating that HWS people might have invented the wheel.

 

The constructions include brick walled residences with sanitary arrangements, huge tanks for great baths, granaries, complex of rooms, court yards etc.  There are no royal burials or class distinctions. Temples and deities are absent. They might be having tribal heads or a chief over the tribal heads. Thus Hindu Wadi Sanskriti or Sindhu Wadi Sanskriti was beyond doubt egalitarian. SWS came to an abrupt end around   1700 B.C.   


dmrsekhar / / 12 months ago
dmrsekhar

Dear Dharti Ji,
Thanks for the visit.

DMR Sekhar


Dharti / / 12 months ago
Dharti

THENK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS INFORMATION ON NET.


dmrsekhar / / 6 yrs ago
dmrsekhar

raj, thanks. i will try to find those dvds.
dmr sekhar.


Raj Arumugam / / 6 yrs ago
Raj Arumugam

all fascinating info, dmr.
i'm at the moment watching a bbc dvd on civialzations and have just finished part one on china; it's just intriuging stuff. 
the next one in on the indus. i'l lwatch it tomorrow.

meanwhile,  if yo have the time and if you can get this  movie  dvd, watch the chinese film hero; naturally with subtitles. it's not historical although it revolves round shih huang ti - but the insight it will give you into chinese cullture is tremendous; the cinematography is aslo fascinating...


dmrsekhar / / 6 yrs ago
dmrsekhar

sampath sb, we can make only a guess. that i am telling as a story separately.
dmr sekhar.


DSampath / / 6 yrs ago
DSampath

thanks
how did the civilisation perish....


dmrsekhar / / 6 yrs ago
dmrsekhar

bijaya jee, thanks.
dmr sekhar.


Bijaya Ghosh / / 6 yrs ago
Bijaya Ghosh

very interesting