The Indus PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Indus free pdf When Alexander the Great's army invaded the valley of the Indus River in the fourth century BC, it was wholly unaware that this region of northwest India had once been the centre of a civilization worthy of comparison with ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. The Indus civilization flourished for half a millennia from about 2600 BCE to 1900 BCE, when it mysteriously declined and eventually vanished. It remained invisible for almost 4,000 years, until its ruins were discovered in the 1920s by British and Indian archaeologists. Today, after almost a century of excavation, it is regarded as the beginning of Indian civilization and possibly the origin of Hinduism.More than 1,000 Indus settlements covered at least 800,000 square kilometres of what is now Pakistan and India: the most extensive urban culture of its age, with a vigorous maritime export trade to the Persian Gulf and cities such as Ur.The two largest Indus cities, Harappa and Mohenjo-daro - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - boasted sophisticated street planning and house drainage, including the world's first toilets, along with finely crafted gemstone jewellery and an exquisite, part-pictographic writing system carved on seal stones that has defied numerous attempts at deciphering. Astonishingly, there is no evidence for armies or warfare.The Indus is a fascinating look at the vital legacy of the Indus within modern India and an accessible introduction to this tantalizing 'lost' civilization.

About Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson is the author of many books, including "Earthquake," also published by Reaktion Books. A fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, his writing appears in publications such as the "Lancet," "Nature," and "New Scientist."

Details Book

Author : Andrew Robinson
Publisher : Reaktion Books
Data Published : 12 October 2015
ISBN : 178023502X
EAN : 9781780235028
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Indus

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization free pdfAncient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization

    This text presents and synthesizes recent archaeological information on the Indus Valley civilization that has emerged over the last two decades..

  • The Indus Valley free pdfThe Indus Valley

    How were the cities of the Indus Valley built. What were homes like. What food did people eat. What gods were worshipped. This book helps children at Key Stage 2 discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions..

  • India: A Short History free pdfIndia: A Short History

    In ten incisive chapters Andrew Robinson provides a clear focus to each segment of the unfolding story of Indian history. from the remarkable cities of the Indus Valley civilization four millennia ago to the Hindu dynasties..

  • Where the Indus is Young free pdfWhere the Indus is Young

    One winter. Dervla Murphy and her six-year-old daughter explored "Little Tibet" high up in the Karakoram Mountains in the frozen heart of the Western Himalayas. For three months they travelled on foot and on pony along the perilous Indus Gorge and into nearby valleys..

  • Indian Art (Art  free pdfIndian Art (Art

    This text looks at the role of art in the Indian subcontinent and then analyzes early art from the Indus civilization (2000 BC) to the time of Buddha (c.5000 BC)..

  • The Indus free pdfThe Indus

    Download Free Ebooks ePub Without Registration. When Alexander the Great's army invaded the valley of the Indus River in the fourth century BC, it was wholly unaware that this region of northwest Indi