Vineet Bajpai’s Harappa: Curse of the Blood River is a well-paced book with parts that point towards a potential Bollywood masala movie.
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Archaeologist Sushmita Sen Pramanik studies the early-historic phase of the Indus Valley civilisation, trying to fill gaps in Gujarat’s early trade history.
If the sport is banned, farmers will be forced to abandon the raising of native livestock, which already stands threatened due to the extensive use of motor pumps, tractors and mechanised agriculture.
The noted archaeologist spoke to The Wire about the controversies surrounding the Indus Valley civilisation that have come into the limelight since the release of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Mohenjo Daro.
The Hindu right’s worn-out, archaeologically-baseless argument that the Harappan civilisation and Rig Vedic age coincided, may get a new lease of life through the film’s poor depiction of history.
Researchers report that the monsoons may not have been directly responsible for dissipating the Harappan settlements as much as what they drove in turn: changing which crops were planted.