Surviving Harappan Civilisation

Surviving Harappan Civilisation

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Item Code: IDG268
Author: P. C. Kashyap
Publisher: Abhinav Publication
Language: English
Edition: 1984
Pages: 110 (44 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details 9.5"X7.2"
Weight 580 gm

About the Book:

Journalist, historian, litterateur and folklorist, Dr. Kashyap maintains that all the known Harappan settlements are not dead mounds. Some flourish at Nirmand, some 150 kilometres upstream from Ropar on the right bank of the Satluj in Punjab. Nirmand is one of nine settlements in the Upper Satluj Valley locally known as sthans or theris.

The author bases his claim on epigraphical and archeological evidence, written records, oral traditions, legends and lore. He cites as further proof a functioning citadel and complex of sacred wells used for special religious rituals.

With the finds at Mohen-jo-daro and Harappa in the early 1920s, the ancient history of India has acquired a new perspective. Yawning gaps have been bridged and a definite pattern of continuity has emerged. Yet it is still assumed that this civilisation in its physical form lies dead and buried. Dr. Kashyap challenges this presumption in his book.

In a foreword to this deeply researched work, Dr. M. S. Randhawa says it is "unorthodox, bold in assertion and challenging in its conclusions? Its style is racy. I hope it will be read with pleasure by all people who are interested in India's past."

 

CONTENTS

 

  Foreword vii
  Preface ix
  List of Illustrations xiii
1. THE SETTING 1
2. THE PARASURAMA LINK 18
3. THE HARAPPAN SURVIVOR 42
4. KOTHI THE PIVOT 69
  Bibliography 89
  Index 93

 

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