|While there were fewer cities in the
post-Harappan age, Dr. S.R. Rao has found two sites - Dwaraka and
Bet Dwaraka in Gujarat - which were large urban sites. Dwaraka, dated around 1500 BC, was in fact larger
than Mohenjodaro, the largest Harappan site.(*5)
In one of his most recent papers on the subject archeologist Jim G.
Schaffer of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio U.S.A.
states in bold:
The shift by Harappan groups, and
perhaps, other Indus Valley cultural mosaic groups, is the only
archaeologically documented west-to-east movement of human populations in South Asia before
the first half of the first millennium BC.(*6)
5. S.R. Rao, DAWN AND DEVOLUTION OF THE INDUS CIVILIZATION (New Delhi, Aditya
6. Jim G. Schaffer and Diane A. Lichtenstein, The Cultural Tradition
and Paleoethnicity in South Asian Archeology, To appear in
LANGUAGE, MATERIAL CULTURE AND ETHNICITY: THE
INDO-ARYANS IN ANCIENT SOUTH ASIA (Berlin, Mouton,