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Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India : geological appraisal and social aspects, K.S. Valdiya

Label
Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India : geological appraisal and social aspects
Title
Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India
Title remainder
geological appraisal and social aspects
Statement of responsibility
K.S. Valdiya
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book portrays the Himalayan-born River Saraswati, a legendary river that was the lifeline of a progressive and vibrant society for more than three thousand years. Written in simple language and richly illustrated, it highlights the events that resulted in the robbing of the Saraswati of its water and the end of a wonderful culture. The author weaves a geological narrative out of a mass of data generated by explorers, archaeologists, sedimentologists, geohydrologist, seismologists and remonte-sensing specialists. The story explains how a great Himalayan river disappeared and how the Harappan Civilization vanished from the banks of the river Saraswati more than three and half thousand years ago in the wake of tectonic upheavals in the foothills of the Himalaya at a time when the rainfall had drastically declined. And it reveals that nowadays the Saraswati is an extraordinary wide water-less channel coursing through the vast but dry floodplain in western India
Member of
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1937-
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Valdiya, K. S.
Dewey number
  • 551.48/30954
  • 550
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Society of Earth Scientists Series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Saraswati River (India)
Label
Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India : geological appraisal and social aspects, K.S. Valdiya
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Series Editor Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgement; Contents; 1 Mighty Tempestuous River; Land Without Rivers; Populated Land It Was; Revealing Satellite Imagery; Identity of the Mighty River; It Was a Himālayan-Born River; 2 Geomorphological Layout of the Saraswatī Land; Land of Triple Provinces; Mountain Province; Foothill Belt; Floodplain in Middle Reaches; Lower Reaches: Desert Terrain; Coastal Belt; 3 Structural Framework and Tectonics of the Saraswatī Basin; Tectonically Resurgent Himālayan Reach; Tectonically Convulsed Foothills; Tectonics of Hidden Ranges in the Saraswatī Floodplain
  • Seismic Upheavals in the Saraswatī DeltaSaraswatī Basin: A Land of Recurrent Tectonic Upheaval; 4 Portrayal, Identification and Delineation of the River Saraswatī; Poetic Portrayal in Rigved; Description in Purāns and Epics; Routes of Trade and Invasion in Historical Times; Delineation by Surveyors and Geographers; Archaeologists' Deduction; Recognition by Geologists; Confirmation by Remote-Sensing Imagery; Common Perception; 5 Sediments Deposited by the River Saraswatī; Sources in the Himālaya; Sites and Modes of Deposition; Past Scenario; Siwālik Belt; In Foothill Plains, Northern Reaches
  • Kurukshetra ReachesMiddle Reaches; Rājasthān Reach; Deposition at the Mouth; Water Stored in Sediments; The Long-Lived Saraswatī; 6 Peopling of the Saraswatī Land; Highlanders of Stone Age; Choice of Geological Material for Artefacts; Time of Transition; Immigrants from Across Bordering Mountains; Stepping into New Age; Dawn of the Harappa Civilization; The Early Harappan Period (Sothi Culture); Mature Harappa Period; Refinement in Handicraft; Trade and Commerce; Staple Food and Agriculture; Characteristic Features of Harappan Culture; Vibrant Society; Decline of Harappa Culture
  • New Developments in Gujarāt Coastal Belt7 Decline and Demise of Saraswatī River; Decline of Discharge; Deflection of Eastern Branch of Saraswatī; Demise of the Saraswatī; Weakening of Monsoon in the Saraswatī-Sabarmatī Land; Precipitation in Himalayan Catchment of the Saraswati River; Variation in Precipitation Trend in Central Himālaya; Melt Water Sustained the Saraswatī Flow; 8 Return and Revival of the Saraswatī; Western Yamunā Canal; Bhākrā, Sirhind and Rājasthān Canals; Indira Gandhi Canal; Revival of the Saraswatī; Efforts to Revive; Storage Capacity of Palaeochannels
  • 'Antahsalilā' SaraswatīReplenishing Underground Reservoirs; Some Measures of Artificial Recharge; Life-Line of People; References
Control code
ocn958560309
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (146 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319442242
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958560309
Label
Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India : geological appraisal and social aspects, K.S. Valdiya
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Series Editor Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgement; Contents; 1 Mighty Tempestuous River; Land Without Rivers; Populated Land It Was; Revealing Satellite Imagery; Identity of the Mighty River; It Was a Himālayan-Born River; 2 Geomorphological Layout of the Saraswatī Land; Land of Triple Provinces; Mountain Province; Foothill Belt; Floodplain in Middle Reaches; Lower Reaches: Desert Terrain; Coastal Belt; 3 Structural Framework and Tectonics of the Saraswatī Basin; Tectonically Resurgent Himālayan Reach; Tectonically Convulsed Foothills; Tectonics of Hidden Ranges in the Saraswatī Floodplain
  • Seismic Upheavals in the Saraswatī DeltaSaraswatī Basin: A Land of Recurrent Tectonic Upheaval; 4 Portrayal, Identification and Delineation of the River Saraswatī; Poetic Portrayal in Rigved; Description in Purāns and Epics; Routes of Trade and Invasion in Historical Times; Delineation by Surveyors and Geographers; Archaeologists' Deduction; Recognition by Geologists; Confirmation by Remote-Sensing Imagery; Common Perception; 5 Sediments Deposited by the River Saraswatī; Sources in the Himālaya; Sites and Modes of Deposition; Past Scenario; Siwālik Belt; In Foothill Plains, Northern Reaches
  • Kurukshetra ReachesMiddle Reaches; Rājasthān Reach; Deposition at the Mouth; Water Stored in Sediments; The Long-Lived Saraswatī; 6 Peopling of the Saraswatī Land; Highlanders of Stone Age; Choice of Geological Material for Artefacts; Time of Transition; Immigrants from Across Bordering Mountains; Stepping into New Age; Dawn of the Harappa Civilization; The Early Harappan Period (Sothi Culture); Mature Harappa Period; Refinement in Handicraft; Trade and Commerce; Staple Food and Agriculture; Characteristic Features of Harappan Culture; Vibrant Society; Decline of Harappa Culture
  • New Developments in Gujarāt Coastal Belt7 Decline and Demise of Saraswatī River; Decline of Discharge; Deflection of Eastern Branch of Saraswatī; Demise of the Saraswatī; Weakening of Monsoon in the Saraswatī-Sabarmatī Land; Precipitation in Himalayan Catchment of the Saraswati River; Variation in Precipitation Trend in Central Himālaya; Melt Water Sustained the Saraswatī Flow; 8 Return and Revival of the Saraswatī; Western Yamunā Canal; Bhākrā, Sirhind and Rājasthān Canals; Indira Gandhi Canal; Revival of the Saraswatī; Efforts to Revive; Storage Capacity of Palaeochannels
  • 'Antahsalilā' SaraswatīReplenishing Underground Reservoirs; Some Measures of Artificial Recharge; Life-Line of People; References
Control code
ocn958560309
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (146 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319442242
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958560309

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