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CHARIOTS AND IRON
It was absurd to think that the
Harappans did not have horses anyway, considering that Harappan
sites included Afghanistan which definitely had horses and that
Harappan trade with Central Asia would have included the horse
anyway as it did the camel.
It is true that we do not find horses represented extensively in the
iconography of ancient India, though there are Harappan horse
figures, but iconography is not a representation of the actual fauna
and flora of a country but only certain mythic images. That the
unicorn is a common Harappan image, for example, does not prove
that unicorns were a common animal during Harappan times. The
horse is not common in later Indian iconography either, though we know
the animal was commonly used.