Indus Valley Civilization

Socio-political Implications of the Aryan Invasion Theory

December 29, 2015

In recent times, Aryan Invasion theory was making news because the RSS uses the term Vanavasis for tribals and not Adivasis. The idea is to portray that all Hindus are original to India; and the Aryan-Invasion Theory divides the Hindus on caste lines. Further, there are attempts...

Important Species of Cotton

September 19, 2015

Earliest evidences of cotton are from Mehrgarh where cotton cultivated 7,000 years ago. During the Indus Valley Civilization, cotton was cultivated abundantly and cotton industry was well developed. Some methods used in the Indus Valley for the spinning and fabrication of the cotton continued to be used...

Mauryan Sculpture

December 17, 2013

The Maurya period is marked by an impressive progress in the Indian sculpture. Dr. Ananda Coomarswamy differentiates the Mauryan sculptures into Court art and the Popular Art. The Court art includes the pillars and their capitals while the popular art includes the works of sculptors such as...

Sculpture in Indus Valley Civilization

December 17, 2013

The Indus Valley art forms included sculptures, seals, pottery, gold jewellery, terracotta figures etc. Stone Sculpture In stone, the two most discussed male figures are male torso and the bearded priest. Male Torso The Male torso is a red sandstone figure, which has socket holes in the...

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