Harappan civilisation (Part 2) Agam Jain
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Political life - Might be governed by some centralized authority. Why? - Proper town planning (divided into citadel and lower town. Eg- Harappa, Mohenjodaro) . Wide and perpendicular roads Wide and perpendicular roads Wells and proper drainage system. Standard weights and measure used everywhere. no other proper evidences are found
Economic life 1. Primary activities- Surplus agriculture. - Grain storage in Mohenjodaro, Harappa - Secondary economic activities flourished Secondary economic activities flourished Aware of crop rotation. Multiple cropping practiced . Domestication of animals
Economic life 2. Secondary activities- 23) arts and crafts- Seals (trade), toys(entertainment), pottery (storage), beads (ornamentation), terracotta (various figurines) making industries. " Brick manufacturing (house making) Metallurgy Metalsused copper, gold, siver, bronze. Metallurgy. Metals used-copper, gold, silver, bronze.
Economic life 2.b) Trade and commerce Goods exchanged for food grains. Barter system - Seals for authentication - Both land (from Shortughai) and sea trade (from Lothal) .Goods exchanged for food grains. Barter system. Balance of external trade was favourable.
Continued... " Connections with Mesopotamia Copper- Khetri mines, Rajasthan Gold- Kolar mines, Karnataka - Timber-from Manda via Chenab
Social life - Mother goddess found indicates higher status of women Mother goddess found indicates higher status of women - Multiclass Utilitarian and materialistic
Continued... Various beads and ornaments indicates inequality - Literate class Nothing much is found
Science and technology Use of bronze and other metals. xtiles (woven cotton piece found in Mohenjodaro) Drainage system - Drainage system . Standard weights and measures. City laid from east to west to utilize most of the sunlight.
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