India : The geography of history – Part 5

2017-02-13T20:03:13+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, History, History of India|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Neolithic Age, origin of Agriculture and Domestication of Animals Neolithic Age : - Domestication of plants and animals has been considered as one of the main characteristic features of the Neolithic stage of culture. The tern Neolithic was coined by Sir John Lubbock in his book Prehistoric Times (first published in 1865). He used this term to denote an Age in which the stone implements were more skillfully made, more varied in form and often polished. Characteristic traits should be considered to represent the Neolithic Culture : »Practice of agriculture »Domestication of animals »Grinding and polishing of stone tools, and also [...]

India : The geography of history – Part 2

2017-02-13T19:49:21+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, History, History of India|Tags: , , , |

Uneven Development  -  Historical perspective and evidence Agriculture Development Chronology:- Mehrgarh in the Kachhi plain (now in Pakistan) experienced early agricultural activities before 6,000 B.C Indus region experienced it in the 4000-3000 B.C Gangetic valley saw the advent of agriculture at Koldihwa (U.P) in 5000 B.C., at Chirand (Bihar) in the second half of the 3rd millennium B.C Atranjikhera (in the Doab) in the first half of the 2nd millennium B.C In the Ganga valley, however, the beginning of full-fledged, settled agricultural activity, farming villages and the other associated traits like the emergence of towns, trade and the state system go [...]

India : The geography of history – Part 1

2017-02-13T19:49:03+05:30By |Categories: Editorials, History, History of India|Tags: , , , , , , |

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Introduction:- History without geography is largely incomplete and devoid of its vital substance for it loses focus in the absence of the concept of space.That is why history is regarded both as the history of  mankind and the history of environment. It is difficult to separate [...]

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