River Saraswati tells India’s history: Professor

DHARWAD: The foundation and evolution of River Saraswati explains the historical past of India, mentioned Prof Okay S Valdia, eminent geologist.

He spoke after inaugurating a 21-day induction programme for newly recruited assistant professors of historical past at Karnataka State Higher Education Academy (KSHEA) right here on Monday.

Prof Valdia, who headed a seven-member panel appointed by the Union ministry of water assets to study the river’s foundation, mentioned the panel had concluded that the Saraswati existed. “It originated in the Himalayas and met the gulf on the western sea,” he mentioned. The geologist, who's now a professor on the Jawaharlal Nehru Advanced Center for Scientific Research, Bengaluru, mentioned the river passed through Haryana, Rajasthan and north Gujarat. “Saraswati passed through Pakistan ahead of assembly the Western sea in the course of the Rann of Kutch and was approximately four,000 km in period. One-third of the river stretch falls in present-day Pakistan,” he added.

Valdiya, a Padma Bhushan awardee, mentioned the committee performed its research for six months and came across a novel palaeochannel (a path abandoned by a river when it adjustments direction) in the case of the present Ghaggar, Sarsuti, Hakra and Nara rivers. Around 1700 cities and villages have been situated across the palaeochannel involved during Harappa civilisation, he added.

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