Q. Which of the following is/are the feature/s of Harappan Civilization?
1.Fortification, well planned streets and lanes and drainages are noticed in the Harappan towns.
2.The Harappans used baked and unbaked bricks, and stones for construction.
3.The houses were built of mud bricks while the drainages were built with burnt bricks.
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: Harappa (Punjab, Pakistan), Mohenjo-Daro (Sindh, Pakistan), Dholavira, Lothal, and Surkotada (Gujarat, India), Kalibangan and Banawali (Rajasthan, India), and Rakhigarhi (Haryana, India) are the major cities in the Harappan period.

  • Fortification, well-planned streets and lanes and drainages are noticed in the Harappan towns. A civic authority perhaps controlled the planning of the towns.
  • The Harappans used baked and unbaked bricks, and stones for construction. The towns had a grid pattern and drainages were systematically built.
  • The houses were built of mud bricks while the drainages were built with burnt bricks. Houses had more than one floor.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT