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August 05, 2008

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The Indian History Carnival, published on the 15th of every month, is a collection of posts related to Indian history and archaeology.Namit Arora travels to Dholavira, a 5000 year old metropolis of the Indus Valley Civilization and is impressed by... [Read More]

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Lovely place. I would love to visit this place sometime. We are planning to ride to Kutch. Maybe we can stop by this place.. must check more of the info out.

Whoa! This is so surreal! To think that you picked up a bangle piece which somebody probably wore 4 millenia ago!

Excellent description. Also your excitement and enthu shone through the post. Hats off.

What a great site, loved reading about Dholavira -- only wish you had written more! I was in the Rann last year, it is just such a surreal place, like something on another planet. And, btw, my name is Namita, this is not a joke.

Excellent narration !! You always make me want to go to that place. Your photos are also awesome.

Have linked your post to blogbharti at http://www.blogbharti.com/. Will appear on 19th.

Cuckoo

Namita, if you'd like to read more, a 70% longer version of this post has just appeared in the Dec 2008 issue of Himal Southasian.

Thanks a million times over for telling us about this place and the photographs. Am a committed reader of your site.

Why did you have to attempt a bribe the guide? Usually photography restrictions relate to flash usage and photo-damage. So its not totally assinine of the ASI to demand it.

Great photos and well-written and explained. Also the urgent need for water conservation in today's India is right on the mark. Since the Harappan cities were closely linked by trade, my guess is that the drying up of the Saraswati (Ghaggar-Hakra) around 1900 BC along which most of the Harappan towns were located might have had something to do with Dholavira's urban decline a few hundred years later. But this is only a guess. Also see Michel Danino's "The Lost River: On The Trail of Saraswati" (Penguin)

Very informative.

Hi, I need your permission to use these dholavira photos in my magazine. This is free magazine so I cant pay for the photos. I can mention your name in source. Kindly reply me on my email id as soon as possible.

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