HISTORY (ANCIENT) BY RAJNI J HA
ABOUT ME: Faculty of GS in Karol Bagh, Delhi College, DU * . . Bsc Chemistry Honours from Ramjas * MA English from JMI e MA sociology MA psychology B.ed from IPU Former faculty member at paramount coaching centre *Teaching experience of five years in various prominent coaching centres
Other aspects of Indus valley civilization: SOCLAL: Predominantly matriarchial. There is no class division but society was divided on the basis of occupation. Uniform town planning. Uniformity in size of brick. Grid system with horizontal and vertical line cutting each other perpendicularly.a Well developed drainage system.
o FOOD HABITS: Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets were followed. Staple food was wheat and barley
DECORATIVE HABITS: Both men and women were highly fashionable They enjoyed putting up different hair styles and accessories. They used imported lipsticks and perfumes. Ornaments made up of all the metals except Iron were used.
. Hobbies included dicing, bull fighting, fishing, dancing and boat racing . Burial practices: They disposed dead bodies in sitting posture, head facing north signaling Shiva worship The veershivas or lingayaths in karnataka and vishwa brahmins in Andhra pradesh still follow the same tradition. Partial burial Urn burial Coffin burial.
ECONOMY: . I V people were the pioneers in agriculture. They had the knowledge of seasonal cultivation. They were the first to cultivate cotton in the entire pre-historic period. Greeks came to takecotton and called Indus Valley as Sinden. Ekka i.e the Cart drawn by oxen was used for transporting agricultural commodities.
Trade and commerce: They were the first people in Indian history to go for international trade. They traded with mesopotamia, Sumeria, Greece, Egypt, Mongolia. They also imported several items from different places: Mesopotamia- Gold Perfumes-Greece Sumeria- Silver Egypt- Diamonds Mongolia- Agate, Lapis Lazuli. They also traded with South India and imported pearls and shells. The khetri mines in Rajasthan provided copper.