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Title: Early Civilizations of India


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Early Civilizations of Ancient India
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The Harappan Civilization
River of Indus Valley Begins in the Himalayas
Monsoons Bring Rains Dry Season
Subcontinent Civilization 3300 BCE - 2400 BCE
3
Specialized Workers
  • Merchants
  • Engineers
  • Doctors
  • Masons
  • Artisans

4
Bison Seal, Mohenjo-Daro
5
pottery, Mohenjo-Daro
6
Complex institutions
  • Hindu Faith
  • Hindu Caste System
  • Strong Central Government System

A Priest-King, Mohenjo-Daro
7
Varna (Social Hierarchy)
Brahmins
Kshatriyas
Vaishyas
Shudras
Pariahs Harijan ? Untouchables
8
The Caste System
Brahmins
WHO IS
Kshatriyas
  • The mouth?
  • The arms?
  • The legs?
  • The feet?

Vaishyas
Shudras
What is a JATI?
9
Advanced cities
  • Mohenjo-Daro
  • Harappa
  • Kalibangan
  • Urban Planning

10
Citadel Of Mohenjo-Daro
11
Aerial View of Mohenjo-Daro
12
Wide View, Mohenjo-Daro
13
Advanced technology
  • Grid System City Design
  • Plumbing
  • Medicine
  • Sewage System
  • Clay Bricks Same Size

14
The Great Bath, Mohenjo-Daro
15
Public Well, Harappa
16
Drain, Harappa
17
Record keeping
  • Sanskrit
  • Harappan Writing (undecipherable)
  • Symbols words
  • Stamps Seals
  • Tablets

18
Sanskrit writing
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Harappan Writing
Undecipherable to date.
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