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Saraswati: The River Par Excellence

S.K. Acharyya (Editor) Kunal Ghosh (Editor) Amal Kar (Editor)

River Saraswati, the most celebrated and the mightiest river of the Rig Vedic India, used to carry the waters of six other large Himalayan streams to the Arabian Sea, enriching the plains of northwest India with vibrant life and livelihood, but it lost its flow in the desert sand during the Mahabharata time. Scientiific exploration and mapping since the late Eighteenth Century helped researcher...


Contents: Forword. Introduction. 1. Himalayan born River Saraswati: victim of tectonically induced river piracy/K S Valdiya. 2. Identification and mapping of the Saraswati River System: a review and new findings/Amal Kar. 3. Remote sensing of Saraswati River with special reference to the Haryana plains/Anil Kumar Gupta. 4. On non-contemporaneity of the Saraswati River and the Harappan Civilization in NW India: Constraints from subsurface chrono-stratigraphy and sedimentology/Rajiv Sinha, Ajit Singh and Imran Khan. 5. Present day ground water conditions in palaeochannels of North West India/Rana Chatterjee and K.C. Naik. 6. Evolution of early human settlements in the Saraswati river basin: archaeological evidences and site distribution analysis/R. S. Bisht and V. N. Prabhakar. 7. Bio-archaeological assessment of human health and social processes during Harappan civilization in the Saraswati River Basin/Gwen Robbins Schug. 8. The Saraswati River: Issues and debates/Michel Danino. Subject index.

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Title Saraswati: The River Par Excellence
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.10.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788194692331
length xi+249p., 120 Iillus., 63 Col., Index; 30cm.