Q. Consider the following statements regarding Indus Valley Civilization:
1.The Indus people worshipped nature.
2.The people in Indus valley had developed proper weights which exhibit a binary system.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C

Explanation: The Indus people worshipped nature. They worshipped the pipal tree. Some of the terracotta figures appear to be mother goddess.

  • Fire altars have been identified at Kalibangan. They buried the dead. Burials were made elaborately and evidence of cremation is also reported.
  • The Harappan burials have pottery, ornaments, jewellery, copper mirrors and beads. These suggest their belief in an afterlife. Harappans had developed proper weights and measures.
  • Since they were involved in commercial transactions, they needed standard measures. Cubical chert weights have been unearthed from Harappan sites.
  • The weights exhibit a binary system. The ratio of weight is doubled as 1:2:4:8:16:32. The small weight measure of 16th ratio weighs 13.63 grams.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT