The Persian 'Hindustan', and the Latin 'India', are both derived from the old-Persian term 'Hindu'. Hindu is Persian for Sindhu, the name for the Indus River in ancient Sanskrit. Hindustan became a commonly used term to refer to the Mughal Empire, comprising primarily of north India, prior to British rule.
A prominent Harappan site, being surrounded by flood barriers in order to protect it with the aid of UNESCO funds, is
Dholavira is an archaeological site of immense importance to India as it is India's most prominent archaeological site associated with the Indus Valley Civilization. It represents the ruins of an ancient city of the Harappan civilization that was inhabited over a period of 1,200 years from 3000 BCE through 1800 BCE. It is famous for water conservation.
The people of the Indus Valley Civilization usually built their houses of
Houses of Indus Valley Civilization were one or two stories high, made of baked (Pucca) bricks, with flat roofs. Each was built around a courtyard, with winddows overlooking the courtyard. The outside walls had no windows. Each home had its own private drinking well and its own private bathroom. Clay pipes led from the bathrooms to sewers located under the street.
The economy of the Indus Valley people was based on?
Trade and Commerce. Intensive agricultural production and large-scale trade played significant roles in flourishing of the Harappan civilization. The elegant social structure and the standard of living must have been achieved by a highly developed system of communication and a strong economy.
Which of the following was not an Indus Valley site?
Major sites in Pakistan of Harappan civilization are Harappa (on Ravi in W Punjab), Mohenjodaro (on Indus), Chanhu-Daro (on Sindh), etc. In India, major sites are Lothal, Rangpur and Surkotda (Gujarat), Kalibangan (Rajasthan), Banwali (Hissar), and Alamgirpur (Western UP).