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This beautifully illustrated graphic novel provides a glimpse into the lives of the people of the Indus valley civilization

Author Nikhil Gulati
  • The book “The People of the Indus” by Nikhil Gulati and Jonathan Mark Kenoyer is a rare account of how one of the most unique and enigmatic civilizations of the ancient world changed the course of human history.

  • Oft touted as one of the least understood civilizations to exist, there is much to learn about the Harappans even now. Unlike ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia, Egyptian and China which had a centralized structure revolving around a king-like figure, the Indus Valley appears to have no religious or political power at its centre.

  • Who were the people of the Indus? Why didn’t they build pyramids like the Egyptians? And ultimately what happened to them? Supported by extensive research from a leading Indus archaeologist, this graphic novel seeks answers to precisely these questions. It is sure to enthrall young adults and older readers alike.

  • Read an excerpt from the book below.

Excerpted with permission from The People of the Indus, Nikhil Gulati and Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Penguin India. Read more about the book here and buy it here.


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