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Activity Discussion History The Harappan Civilisation.

  • The Harappan Civilisation.

    Posted by shikha on June 22, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    What were the reasons for the decline of the Indus Valley civilisation?

    Ishika replied 3 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Ishika

    June 23, 2023 at 7:56 pm
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    There exists evidence indicating that a majority of the Mature Harappan sites located in areas such as Cholistan had experienced abandonment by the year 1800 BCE. In parallel, regions like Gujarat, Haryana, and western Uttar Pradesh witnessed a surge in population as people migrated to establish new settlements during this period. Numerous scholars hold the belief that the downfall of the Harappan Civilization can be attributed to shifts in the environment.

    Scholars have differing opinions on the cause of the climate change in the region, with some believing it was due to the drying up of the Saraswati River around 1900 BCE, while others argue that there was a significant flooding event during that time. Contrary to popular belief, the end of the Indus Civilization was not caused by an invasion, as its various elements were found in later societies. Instead, many researchers believe that changes in river patterns led to the dissolution of the large civilization into smaller communities, which became known as the late Harappan civilizations.

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