River Sarasvati

Fiction as history

Print edition : May 12, 2017

Rakhal Das Banerji, the ASI officer who discovered Mohenjo-Daro, at the site in 1922. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Two of the four human skeletons belonging to the Harappan era that were discovered at a burial mound in Rakhigarhi village in Hisar, Haryana, on March 11, 2015. Photo: Manoj Dhaka/AFP

The excavated site at Bhirrana, Haryana, considered one of the oldest of the Indus Valley Civilisation sites. Photo: Photo courtesy ASI

Irfan Habib Photo: S. Subramanium

D.N. Jha. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The site known as 4MSR, situated a couple of kilometres from Binjor village, along the Ghaggar (Ghaggar-Hakra) river valley. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Scholars and historians see a right-wing agenda in the Haryana government’s proposal to rename the Indus Valley Civilisation as Sarasvati Indus Civilisation.
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