-Kasturi Chutia |
What do we learn from Indus Valley Civilization ? I believe the biggest thing we can realize from the era is reasons of extinction . Lasting from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE , great Indus Valley Civilisation assembles noteworthy instances in the fields of urban planning, baked brick houses, elaborate drainage systems, water supply systems, clusters of large non-residential buildings, and new techniques in handicraft and metallurgy . Their social hierarchies, writing system, large planned cities and their long-distance trade are spectacular in postcolonial eyes as well . Being engineering masterpiece of ancient era and having an advanced sanitation system than many contemporary urban cities , it’s still relevant in contemporary society . While people are still dividing the one’s identity based on caste, race , religion etc. , the peaceful and egalitarian society of Indus Valley Civilization is something contemporary society should comprehend . It seems it was a really golden era untill the ecological break down created by umpteen ambitious people .
Philosopher George Santayana once said, ‘ Those who don’t remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’ Though the reason behind death of this prominent civilization is clouded, yet infertility of agriculture land, changing river patterns , earthquakes and epidemics are some considerable reasons which represents an ecological imbalance . External invasion , another considered reason for destroying the civilization also reminds us mishap caused from the lust for conquering . All these traits can be seen in contemporary society where nature is facing major challenges to maintain its ecological system because of human lust . Hence, it is high time to learn from the history and join hands for environmental conservation as well as peaceful and egalitarian society .
Nature always believes in balance . From Birth to death , environment can maintain itself untill the human invasion who has been always a threatening to natural balance in all six biological kingdoms : Animalia, Plantae to Fungi, Protista, Archaebacteria, and Eubacteria . The equal and opposite reaction of human destruction can be visualize in recent times. Hence, Wordsworth’s “back to nature” is more relevant than ever .
After the growth of social networking in the era of social distancing , many trends come up and vanished . But at least one trend can be treated as good for the planet earth. Youngstars of future as well as all responsible citizens of all nation are now getting worried for their mother nature. Youths are joining hands for saving Amazon to Dihing-Patkai. Without nature development is just a Frankenstein game .
In the long run, all Homo sapiens of Mammalia class are depending on mother nature as much as others. From the death of Indus Valley Civilization , it’s an message to this civilization enjoying it’s peak that conservation of nature and energy should be taken seriously for the world we borrowed from our children .