TNPSC Indian History Notes: Indus Valley Civilization (Part 1)
Induw Valley Civilization Notes Part 1
The Indus Valley Civilisation is also known as the Harappan Civilization, the first of its sites to be excavated in the 1920s, in what was then the Punjab province of British India, and now is Pakistan. The discovery of Harappa, and soon afterwards, Mohenjodaro, was the culmination of work beginning in 1861 with the founding of the Archaeological Survey of India in the British Raj.
DISCOVERY OF SITES
- According to Radio Carbon dating it spreads fro the year 2500 - 1750 BC and it covers Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, Gujrat, Rajastan and some parts if Western Uttar Pradesh.
- Harappa first dicovered in 1921 by R.B. Dayaram Sahni, it is now in Montgomary District in Pakistan.
- Mohenjodaro discovered in 1922 by Rakhal Das Banerjee, now it is in Sindh district In Pakistan.
- The Latest and Largest discoverd site in India is Dholavira in Gujrat.
R.B. Dayaram Sahni (1921)
Montgomery, Punjab, Pakistan
Rakhal Das Banerjee(1922)
Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan
Amlanda Ghosh & B.B.Lal (1951-55) & B.K.Thaper
Hanumangargh, Rajastan, India
M.S. Vasta in 1931
Meerat, Western Uttar Pradesh
Kuchch Plain, Gujarat