Indus Valley Civilization belongs to which of the following periods?
  • a)
    Post-Historical period
  • b)
    Proto-Historical period
  • c)
    Historical period
  • d)
    Pre-Historical period
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

UPSC Question

Patel Sumit
Sep 19, 2018
B

Himanshu Kumar
May 14, 2020
Proto historic period means period between Pre-History(no written text as source of information) and History (written text as source of information).
a
And we know that at some cities of IVC the gates has written text as well as there are other evidences of writting.
but these text are not deciphered and in very small volume.
Which confirms that writing was in it's initial phase.
Proto means beginning hence IVC period is Proto-Historic Period.

Raiyan Zaib
Jun 25, 2020
B.proto historical period

Neha Sharma
Jun 25, 2020
History is if two kinds pre- history which has no written evidence but only archeological findings
and proto- history that has written evidence but can't be deciphered.
thus IVC is a protohistoric civilization

Chhavi Tripathi
Jun 09, 2020
The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilisation in the northwestern regions of South Asia, lasting from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE, and in its mature form from 2600 BCE to 1900 BCE.
I hope you got your answer.

Bhavye Bareja
Aug 13, 2018
The Indus Valley Civilisation (IVC), or Harappan Civilisation, was a Bronze Age civilisation (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE)[2] mainly in the northwestern regions of South Asia, extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India.Along with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, it was one of three early cradles of civilisations of the Old World, and of the three, the most widespread.

Aridification of this region during the 3rd millennium BCE may have been the initial spur for the urbanisation associated with the civilisation, but eventually also reduced the water supply enough to cause the civilisation's demise, and to scatter its population eastward.

Ankit Kumar
Aug 06, 2020
Proto-history has not been defined clearly and its period has also differed from country to country. But generally it has been accepted that it is that part of history about which we have found no written record in any form. In India, we have accepted that this period of history began when the people here started producing cereals.
Remnants of a civilization have been found at different places in Baluchistan, Sindh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and nearby places which prove that prior to Harappa or Indus valley civilization, there existed a village-civilization at these places as far back as 7000 B.C. As no written evidence is available concerning this civilization, it constitutes the earliest part of proto-history of India.

When the period of proto-history ended in India?

Scholars have differed concerning it. In fact, concerning Indian history, It is find that no written historical evidences prior to 300 B.C. e.g., age of the Mauryas. Yet, as literary written evidences are being available from 600 B.C., therefore several scholars have expressed the view that the period of proto-history ended by 600 B.C. in India.

But, there are certain other scholars who have maintained that as Vedic-texts are the sources of knowing the history of the Vedic age, therefore the Vedic-age also is not a part of proto-history in India. They, therefore, have opined that the history prior to the Vedic age only should be included in the proto-history of India. This view has been accepted by the majority of scholars. Therefore, the Indus valley or the Harappa-civilization has also been accepted as a part of proto-­history. Certainly, signs of a script have been found on different seals discovered at different sites of Harappa-civilization but it has not been deciphered so far. Therefore, Harappa-civilization has been considered a part of proto-history of India

Sher Singh
Jul 11, 2020
(b) Proto-- Historical Period

Priya Upadhyay
Jul 15, 2020
It belongs to proto history because proto history is between pre history and history ...pre- history includes the time period when there were no written documents and history when there was existence of written documents. therefore its in the category of proto history as it had written documents too bt not deciphered yet so therefore not in history.

Because it have own written script. but till date historian can't given it's right description, reading of that script is not possible .

Sunita Machhua
Sep 13, 2020
Proto -Historical period

Shagufa Azmi
Aug 18, 2020
(b) proto historical period

Prajwal Karnik
Sep 06, 2020
Proto- history means, which is evolved by excavation and not by manuscripts and historical record

Sunil Mishra
Feb 06, 2019
It belongs to proto historic period as it has the written evidences but either are not matched with sculptures or not been able to decipher their script

Himani Kumari
Oct 21, 2020
Indus valley civilization belongs to proto history as the the text hasn't been deciphered

Sandra Smitha
Sep 17, 2020
Proto historic period is the period between pre history and history. That means between the time which have written sources and no written sources.in the Indus valley civilization , they used to write down there culture in there language which was not deciphered yet.so it belongs to proto historic period.

Sharukhan Kd
Nov 04, 2020
Industry valley civilization beelongs to proto(earliest) historical period

Sukrutha Saji
Sep 17, 2020
Because it was 4500 years ago

Parau Soren
Aug 30, 2020
I think -proto-historical

Chetan Deshrajan
Sep 06, 2020
Harappa or Indus valley civilization, there existed a village-civilization at these places as far back as 7000 B.C. As no written evidence is available concerning this civilization, it constitutes the earliest part of proto-history of India..

Sara Jabeen
Oct 29, 2020
The civilization was first identified in 1921 at Harappa in the Punjab region and then in 1922 at Mohenjo-daro (Mohenjodaro), near the Indus River in the Sindh (Sind) region. Both sites are in present-day Pakistan, in Punjab and Sindh provinces, respectively. The ruins of Mohenjo-daro were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980.

Abi Saranya
Oct 25, 2020
Indus Valley civilization belongs to which of the following periods? - proto - historical period between prehistory and history during which a culture or civilization has not yet developed writing, but other cultures have already noted it's existence in their own writings. For example in Europe , the Celts and the Germanic tribes are considered to have been prehistoric when they began appearing in Greek and Roman sources.

Creative Studies
Aug 31, 2020
Because proto-history means that there is no clear evidence of that particular area , civilization or tribe of there own or there script has not been deciphered yet but there is an evidence of there civilization in other literary sources

Damini Solanki
Oct 18, 2020
Proto-historical bcoz written records available but not deciphered yet

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