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HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4

HISTORY-2015: Daily Answer Writing Challenge – 4


Indus Valley Civilization: Origin, date, extent, characteristics, decline, survival and significance, art and architecture.

Answer in about 300 words:
1. Give an appraisal of town planning of the Indus cities and evaluate the various reasons for their decline.
2. Discuss the trade, cultural contacts and the extents of the Indus Civilization within and outside India and describe in detail any one of the Indus sites within India.
3. Was India civilized before the advent of the Aryans? State briefly the extent and striking features of the earlier civilization, if any.
4. How do you account for the decline of the major cities of the Indus Valley Civilization?