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Discovering Khirsara’s Harappan glory
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A section of the industrial complex excavated at the Harappan site at Khirsara in Gujarat's Kutch district. In the middle of the picture is the complex's fortification wall, which turns right and heads towards the citadel complex, in the background. The structures adjoining the fortification wall were added later.

Excavations in Khirsara village in western Kutch reveal a "major industrial hub" and trading centre of the mature Harappan phase. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN in Khirsara. Photographs by D. KRISHNAN, Photo Editor, The Hindu.


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An enlightening article, backed by excellent photographs. How I wish it had come while I was writing my novel 'Trade winds to Meluhha' between 2008 to 2011. I would have tried to make my hero, a Babylonian named Samasin, visit Khirasara too as he did Lothal, Dholavira, Kalibangan, Harappa and Mohenjo-daro.
from:  Vasant Dave
Posted on: Jun 27, 2013 at 07:16 IST
fantastic article! very enlightening. thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
from:  Avik Sanyal
Posted on: Jun 23, 2013 at 02:43 IST
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