Harappan civilization rose 6,000 to 7,000 years back in South Asia. Harappan towns seem to have existed over a vast area covering the north-west India. By 2,500 BCE it was well developed. Extensive excavations at Harappa in Pakistan and Lothal, Gola Dhoro, and Dholavira in Gujarat, India have revealed a startling story of people who created an advanced way of life.

Unlike the ancient civilisations of Sumer, Babilonia, and Egypt, the Harappan civilisation kept the common man in the center. It created facilities and devices to make his life more healthy, comfortable, and happy. It did not build huge monuments like temples and tombs for the kings, but it produced an amazing system of providing clean drinking water to its citizens. Its towns had an advanced, even by today's standards, system of disposing sewerage. It gifted its citizenary with public baths, its children with educative toys, and its women with beautiful ornaments.