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New PDF release: Prehistoric River Saraswati, Western India: Geological

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By K.S. Valdiya

This booklet portrays the Himalayan-born River Saraswati, a mythical river that used to be the lifeline of a revolutionary and colourful society for greater than 3 thousand years. Written in uncomplicated language and richly illustrated, it highlights the occasions that led to the robbing of the Saraswati of its water and the tip of a superb culture. The writer weaves a geological narrative out of a mass of information generated by means of explorers, archaeologists, sedimentologists, geohydrologist, seismologists and remote-sensing experts. the tale explains how a very good Himalayan river disappeared and the way the Harappan Civilization vanished from the banks of the river Saraswati greater than 3 and part thousand years in the past within the wake of tectonic upheavals within the foothills of the Himalaya at a time whilst the rainfall had greatly declined. And it finds that these days the Saraswati is a unprecedented huge water-less channel coursing in the course of the immense yet dry floodplain in western India.

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