By Rahul Pandita

Hi Bastar is the interior tale of the present Maoist stream in India

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Harappan Culture Mature Harappan cities were trading and craft production centers, set within the mixed economies—farming, herding, hunting and gathering—of the wider Indus region and dependent on these surrounding economies for food and raw materials. Mesopotamian records indicate that the Meluhha region produced ivory, wood, semiprecious stones (lapis and carnelian), and gold—all known in Harappan settlements. Workshops in larger Harappan towns and sometimes even whole settlements existed for the craft production of traded items.

India’s second urbanization was well under way. The fertile alluvial soil of the Ganges River Valley combined with Indo-Aryan Iron Age technology to produce crop surpluses that allowed both population growth and the emergence of new cities. Silver bent bar coins and both silver and copper punch-marked coins also came into use in this period (ca. ). , “that it cannot be stated with precision” (McCrindle 2000, 67). These new Gangetic towns and cities were built on the banks of rivers, enclosed by either a moat or rampart, and sometimes fortified.

E. E. the subcontinent may have had multiple Indo-Iranian tribal communities either settled in, migrating through, or trading with its indigenous population. Indigenist archaeologists and scholars and (more broadly) Hindu nationalist writers of the 20th and 21st centuries have challenged the into India theory, arguing that Indo-Aryan culture as seen in the Rig-Veda was indigenous to India; Aryans were the creators of the ancient Harappan civilization. Indigenist archaeologists (such as Jim Shaffer or B.

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