Some facts about Harappa

dmrsekhar
dmrsekhar / 6 yrs ago /
  8

 

 

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 / / 1 year ago
dmrsekhar

Dear Dharti Ji,
Thanks for the visit.

DMR Sekhar


Dharti / / 1 year 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



couples

Monsoon Romance Contest

View Popularity Board

Contest Entries

Priyadarshi Dutta
Monsoon makeover
 By Priyadarshi DuttaNikhila stood in the terrace of her top floor flat in Dadar looking at the waterlogged patches of the road. The rains had heavily walloped the Mumbai the previous afternoon.
2 weeks ago
Vignesh Karnam
The Dawn of Rain.
 The rain always gathered all of my courage. I always loved the rain. I stepped out on a whim and noticed myself melting in the presence of another being. The presence so divine and lovely , I
2 weeks ago
Alka Girdhar
Mellowing Monsoons
 The rain fell incessantly in a continuous noisy torrent, but its seemingly immaculate fall was a mere puppet in the hands of angry gushing winds that made it sway this way and that way, this way
2 weeks ago
MeghnaVinod
THE LOVE OF MY LIFE IS HERE
 THE LOVE OF MY LIFEBangalore. 13 February. 6pm.Samiksha: It was raining. Raining hard. I could hear the raindrops falling on our tilled roof pitter patter. I just stood there enjoying the slight
2 weeks ago
TheBigThinkg Blog
The Lusty Love..
 I looked at her longingly..There she was, probably with her little son next to her..I am new to this village. I had come here with four of my friends. The sacrifice festival of this village is
2 weeks ago
novelideas
SPEECHLESS
 I waitfor this distant horizonto gather scattered petalsof crimson glory from its canvassinto a spongy blanketbillowing to spread its wingswith the whispering zephyrI wishnow to be let into those
2 weeks ago
chitra viswanathan
The magic of the rain after a storm
 “Swetha, are you ready ” asked her mother, Prema. “It is getting late. It will not be nice if we go late to receive Venkatesh.” They all got into the car. There was great
2 weeks ago
Tripti
All I want is you..
  26th June, 2014 Mumbai 18:30 hours"Feeling numb." "As I pen this down, I''m sitting closer to the entrance, staring outside my tent so that the wetness hits me. I''m not enjoying it,
2 weeks ago
Shalini Prasad
The Magic the Rain Brings - Part 3
 This year, people expected a lot of rain. To say that they were disappointed would be an understatement. The monsoon season was as dry as the summer. The farmers were suffering, the lakes were
2 weeks ago
aruna
In Reference To Monsoon Romance Contest
 To day is the day of birth day of Krishna.How we can forget him when we talk of romance here.He gave a new look to love. Radha was his lady love though he never married to her.When we are facing
2 weeks ago