Revisiting Floods and Civilization in North-western Indian Subcontinent During 4th to Mid-2nd Millennium B.C. in Archaeological Perspective

Mir, T.A. (2017) Revisiting Floods and Civilization in North-western Indian Subcontinent During 4th to Mid-2nd Millennium B.C. in Archaeological Perspective. Archaeologies, 13 (2). pp. 344-354. ISSN 15558622

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Abstract

Indus civilization or Harappan civilization, one of the oldest civilizations of the world, occupied a region that is an active flood plain. In the same region, even today floods are a major problem which every year kill hundreds and displace millions, rendering them homeless. In this paper, we have taken up the interesting task of how Harappans faced floods, and more importantly methods and strategies they developed to counter the effect of these floods as well as the drain they had on their might and economy. This prospect explores some new themes of Harappan historiography which will be vital for a better understanding of this civilization in addition to imparting lessons for the present and future generations, as for as management of the floods is concerned.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Floods; Harappans; Historiography; Indus valley civilization; Platform; Three lines of defence; Town planning
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Social Sciences > Department of History
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 06:07
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 07:36
URI: http://ir.amu.ac.in/id/eprint/11176

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