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Harappan Civilisation


Pre-12,000 years: Govt re-ups panel to study ‘Indian culture’

September 17, 2020 7:38 am

The former head of the National Museum said the report will mostly focus on archaeological findings of the past 15-20 years “since that is considered as scientific evidence”.

Amid debate on Harappan diet, a question: How do experts know what ancient peoples ate?

February 25, 2020 5:14 pm

Plant remains from Harappan sites include cereals, lentils, fruits, vegetables, and spices. Burnt cereals survive well and sometimes leave marks on clay. Seeds of vegetables and fruits are often identifiable.

Non-veg off plate: Venue of Harappan dinners shifted from National Museum

February 22, 2020 7:35 am

The menu was to have included non-vegetarian dishes such as bati with dry fish, fish in turmeric stew, quail/fowl/country chicken roasted in saal leaf, salted cured sheep, lamb liver and chick-pea and dried fish and mahua oil chutney, before they were struck off.

Harappan meat-eaters, Lutyens’ vegetarians

February 22, 2020 9:11 am

An old discomfort persists among ruling elites vis a vis the country’s earliest civilisation.

Non-veg joke

February 21, 2020 7:32 am

Time-travelling to a Harappan kitchen is politically fraught in a country at war over food habits.

Fact Check: What did the Harappan people really eat?

February 21, 2020 1:14 pm

The menu at 'Historical Gastronomica' suggests that the food of the Indus Valley people would be familiar to many Indians today, even as it challenges the idea of an essentially “Indian” culinary culture.

National Museum bars non-vegetarian dishes from Harappan menu in event on premises

February 20, 2020 10:08 pm

While sources in the Ministry of Culture said that “a couple of MPs” reacted to the menu shared by the ministry online, additional director general Subrata Nath denied knowledge of any “external interference” in the matter.

Speaking of Harappa

February 02, 2020 1:03 am

Fiscal speeches rely too much on ancient texts, but news that Indus script has been deciphered must gladden hearts.

No Aryan DNA traced among Harappans: Former VC of Deccan College

September 15, 2019 7:21 am

Shinde, who led a study that was recently published in Cell journal, said his team's findings not only go against the Aryan Invasion Theory but also confirms that agriculture and rearing of animals were practiced by the indigenous people of South Asia.

What a Harappan grave says about marriage

January 10, 2019 6:41 am

Of the 62 graves discovered in Rakhigarhi, only this one had more than one skeleton — and of individuals of the opposite sex, together.