You are on page 1of 28

Indus river valley

civilization
By Mahima Shah

What is a civilization
The stage of social human
development
A group of people who follow the
same tradition
A society
People who agree on the same thing

ABOUT INDUS
CIVILIZATION

Indus valley civilization


Covers most of what Pakistan is
today
Gujarat
Haryana
Punjab
Rajasthan

Indus valley civilization


Began 5,000 years ago
Biggest cities were Harappa and MohenjoDaro
Names were given later but we dont
know what the Indus people used to call it
80,000 living in each city

Where was the Indus valley


Indus river begins up in the Himalayan
mountain
Flows about 3,000 kilometers to the Arabia
sea
Moves down stream so it carves out a valley
People settled there

CLOTHING

Artifacts show how some Indus


people dressed
Hot all year
No need of thick clothes

Work men
Loincloth
Rich men
Tunics
Women
Dresses which mostly
Covered all body parts
Some topless

Females (Aryan)
Until 500 B.C.E
Allowed to own property
Some were great warriors

Brahmins in Power
Got in power
Women could not own any thing
Girls were told to obey every male in
family

FOUR MAIN CASTES

Brahmins

Priests
Scholars of vedic litreture
Spread across India
Highest of the four hindu caste

Vaishnavism
Cultivators
Artisans
Merchants

Kshatriyas
Military
Ruling class

Shudra
Known as untouchables

Traveling
Carts

Boats

TRADE

Trading
Traded with the Mesopotamians
Used seals as mark

ENTERTAINMENT

Toys and games

Indus civilization loved to make toys


Made from baked clay
Kids loved to play
Played with rolling toys too
Toys such as
Toy carts
Monkeys
Cows

Playing games
Gambling
Playing board games
Archeologists found dice made from
cubes of stone and terracotta clay
Probably the oldest dice in the world
Kept camels so maybe they went for
camel racing

Facts
Wells up to 20 meters deep
The biggest Indus reservoir was over
500 meters long
Rich people had bronze mirrors

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Website

Date

Time

http://www.rivervalleycivilizations.com/indus.html

10-022016

3:11
pm

http://www.timemaps.com/civilization-ancient-india2

11-022016

2:44
pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/indus_valle 11-02y/discovery/
2016

2:03
pm

http://www.peoplegroupsindia.com/profiles/brahmin/x

11-022016

2:22
pm

http://www.iiss.nic.in/TehsilNPK_SoilmapState.asp?level
=Tehsil

11-022016

8:01
pm

http://www.summitpost.org/river-indus-gorge-karakoram 13-02-pakistan/504268
2016

1:06
pm

http://www.britannica.com/topic/Vaishnavism

13-022016

1:08
pm

http://hypebeast.com/2014/11/aesop
-guild-of-artisans-film

13-022016

1:21
pm

http://www.cais-soas.com/CAIS/Religions/iranian/
Zarathushtrian/woman_in_the_gathas.htm

13-022016

2:01
pm

http://www.ancient.eu/timeline/Indus_Valley_Civilization/ 13-022016

2:03
pm

Website

Date

Time

http://www.heritage-school.net/exclamation-point/

14-022016

8:08
pm

http://camphalfbloodroleplay.wikia.com/wiki/File:Moving_
sun.gif

14-022016

8:20
pm

http://theindusvalleycivilization.weebly.com/transportati
on.html

17-022016

9:07
pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7ndRwqJYDM

17-022016

9:09
pm

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/old-wooden-horse-car 17-029:11
ts-lynn-bolt.html
2016
pm
Book Name
Author Name
https://www.pinterest.com/nelleeb1/old-boats/
17-029:12
2016
pm
Arts and Culture in the Ancient World
Paul Challen, Shipa Mehta-Jones,
https://www.harappa.com/indus/indus2.html
17-029:21
Lynn Peppas, Hazel Richardson
2016
pm
ANCIENT INDIA
Daud Ali

Acknowledgements
I thank Ms. Madhu and Ms. Flona to
give me
an opportunity to research and
know about
ancient civilizations.