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Harappan Civilisation


Explained: What new finds at Harappan site could mean

May 31, 2022 11:26 am

The latest round of excavations at the 5,000-year-old Harappan site of Rakhigarhi in Haryana's Hisar has revealed the structure of some houses, lanes and a drainage system. A look at these finds and what they mean for our knowledge of the site.

ASI's excavation at Harappan site of Rakhigarhi reveals drainage system, copper and gold jewellery

May 09, 2022 3:30 am

The digging, which has been going on at three of the seven mounds, has also revealed pieces of copper and gold jewellery, terracotta toys, besides thousands of earthen pots and seals.

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.