Tag Archives: Harappans

Introduction to Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization)

By | August 27, 2015

Indus Valley Civilization (2350-1750 BC) is also called as Harappan civilization because Harappa was the first site to be excavated in 1921 under the supervision of Daya Ram Sahni. The known extent of the civilization in the west is upto Sutkagendor in Baluchistan; Alamgirpur South; and Manda (Jammu and Kashmir) in the north. Indus Valley civilization belongs to… Read More »

Important Features and Economy of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization)

By | August 27, 2015

Important Features of Harappan Civilization Town planning was the most distinguishable feature of the Harappan civilization. hence, Indus valley civilization is also called first urbanization. Towns were divided into parts viz. citadel and lower town. citadels were occupied by members of ruling class and lower town was inhabited by the common people. Dhaulavira is an exception because it was… Read More »

Religion, Script of Harappans and Decline of Harappan Civilization

By | August 27, 2015

Religion of Harappans Pashupati seal has been found from Mohenjodaro in which a Yogi figure has been depicted. The Yogi on the seal is surrounded by buffalo, tiger, elephant, rhinoceros and deer. hence, the Yogi is said to be proto-Shiva. Signs of phallic worship have been found. Harappans worshiped Mother Goddess. It is evident from the terracotta figurine… Read More »