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?

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By Rinshad P · Feb 06, 2019 ·UPSC
27 Answers
Patel Sumit answered Sep 19, 2018
B

Himanshu Kumar answered 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 answered Jun 25, 2020
B.proto historical period

Neha Sharma answered 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 answered 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.

Mageswari Gnanam answered Aug 18, 2020
Proto historical period

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

Ankit Kumar answered 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

Bhavye Bareja answered 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.

Sandhya Singh answered Aug 08, 2020
Prehistoric period

Priya Upadhyay answered 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.

Sunita Machhua answered 3 weeks ago
Proto -Historical period

Biswadeep Chatterjee answered Aug 09, 2020
Because it have own written script. but till date historian can't given it's right description, reading of that script is not possible .

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

Prajwal Karnik answered 4 weeks ago
Proto- history means, which is evolved by excavation and not by manuscripts and historical record

Sunil Mishra answered 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

Sandra Smitha answered 2 weeks ago
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.

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

Chetan Deshrajan answered 4 weeks ago
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..

Sukrutha Saji answered 2 weeks ago
Because it was 4500 years ago

Creative Studies answered 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

Vishal Patel answered 4 weeks ago
Proto historical

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