Perhaps the fiercest debate on the Indus civilization is over the reasons for the end of India's earliest cities. Did they dramatically collapse or was there a steady urban decline? Was the decline a result of inroads by the notorious Aryans or should the idea of these invasions by notorious Aryans or should the idea of these invasions be relegated to mythology? How did rivers, earthquakes and climatic shifts contribute to the disintegration? Was the end of the civilization marked by a cultural fracture of did its traditions persist? Read this book to find out
About the Author:
Nayanjot Lahiri teaches Archaeology at the Department of History Delhi University. She is the author of Pre-Ahom Assam (1991) and The Archaeology of Indian Trade Routes (1992).
From the back of the book:
'The volume is more than a compendium of the debates: it is also a guide to the issues at the heart of them
Lahiri brings to bear unique insights due to her longstanding association with the field.'
- The Telegraph
.valuable both for scholars and for general readers seeking an informed perspective on the history and content of the thought-provoking, continuing debate on the decline of the Indus civilization.'
- The Indian Express
contains thirty articles classified under different subjects and themes with covering introduction. Diverse publications on the decline and fall of the Indus civilization and the change and continuity thereafter ranging from the 1920s to the 1990s are juxtaposed here.'
- Indian Review of Books
First Formulations: Chanda vs. Chanda
Silt and Sediment: Evidence and Interpretation
Continuity or Change?
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