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The Early Harappan Civilization
A look at early Harappan civilization.
# 131646 | 750 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Anthropology (Asian) , Architecture (Asian)

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The following paper includes two short response papers combined into one. In the first, the emphasis is upon reviewing a scholarly excerpt by D.N. Jha that, among other things, looks at how the early Harappan civilization constructed its cities. The second paper looks at Buddhist architecture in early India and explores the extent to which Jha successfully captures this aspect of early India civilization in his writing.

From the Paper:

"The Harappan civilization is sometimes passed over when discussing the great civilizations of the past. However, the simple truth of the matter is that this was a highly-evolved civilization with a highly-evolved form of urban planning - especially when one looks at the ancient cities of Mohenjo-daro and Harappa. For one thing, each city is distinguished by the fact that a citadel lies to the west of the metropolis; furthermore, each citadel is built upon a mound - presumably to facilitate the espying of enemies. In any case, below the citadel of each community extends the city itself, extending out "no less" than a square mile. The streets follow a..."

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