EXTINCTION OF INDUS VALLEY CIVILISATION

The peaceful unfolding of life of this great ancient civilization was rather abruptly interrupted sometime between 1800 & 1500 B.C.E.The cause may have either been a natural disaster or by an invasion or may be both.

Probabale movement of Aryans into India
Arrival of Aryans-

The invading people were known as Aryans.They came from a northwest direction,from the middle-east of Iran & Tajikistan & invaded the subcontinent.The term ‘Aryan’ designated to people who originally belonged to a region somewhere in Eastern Europe perhaps modern Poland & Ukraine.

Aryans entered India

Aryans entered India

Aryans were nomadic & pastoral.A warlike & expansionist people,they lived on the spoils of conquest won from the people the subjugated in the course of their migrations.

Features of early Aryans-

Here,we shall compare the salient features of the two civilizations-Indus valley & Aryans.In brief,while the values of Indus valley civilization stressed renunciation,meditation,rebirth,karma & final goal of liberation;the Aryans stressed on ritual sacrifice,loyalty,wealth,this life,progeny,power & heaven.

Thus,it is clear that the sects of religious attitudes ,practices & values professed by these two ancient civilizations of India were almost diametrically opposite to each other.The present Indian society is dominated by the Aryan values.
But there was a  brief period of time,perhaps for two-three centuries,in which Aryans began spreading in the east.This was the time when there was merging of these two civilizations.Hence,the values of Aryans today have been more or less influenced from Indus valley civilization.Everyone in our nation including our surrounding nations such as Nepal,Bangladesh,Bhutan,Pakistan belongs to the Aryan race.
 

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Hi friends,I'm 22. A Mechanical Engineer(ooops!) who Loves playing Guitar,traveling & wild adventures,listening to Rock (let's keep it alive guys). More importantly, I've found out some truths about this crazy thing called LIFE but I often don't find the right people around me with whom I can share these truths.You may be the One I'm looking for. After all,an Enlightened Being would always want to share LOVE with humans from every corner of Earth.
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3 Responses to EXTINCTION OF INDUS VALLEY CIVILISATION

  1. WeaverGrace says:

    “expansionist people, they lived on the spoils of conquest” — this line raises uncomfortable emotion in me as I work to deal with the horrid actions of my ancestors that put me in a position of privilege. I am much more interested in, as you write, “renunciation, meditation, rebirth, karma & final goal of liberation”. Thanks for sharing your findings here for all who are working to understand our place in history.

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    • RandyGoatboy says:

      It was very natural for Aryans to have those traits because they fought wars & had to migrate very often.Its absolutely normal because they never had such an environment which would teach them such profound values.
      But soon as they began to merge with people of Indus Valley civilization (which was on the verge of extinction),they learnt & acquired these features from them.
      In present India,although everyone belongs to the Aryan race but somehow the features of Indus Valley Civilization can be found here.
      Still,the society is more or less dominated by Aryan values

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  2. RandyGoatboy says:

    Yes it did.It can be said from some extra ordinary features of this civilization.The carvings on Harappa & Mohen Jo daro depicts this.For more information, you can check out wikipedia.

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