Rivers have been the site for settlements since ages. Civilizations thrived on river banks due to easy access to water for crop cultivation & hunting.
Several river valley civilizations have been studied by historians.
A few examples are – Mesopotamia Civilization ( Along the rivers Tigris & Euphrates in Egypt) ,Indus valley civilization (Along Indus River in Indian Subcontinent) and Yellow river civilization(China). These civilizations are frequently referred as Hydraulic Empires owing to water being the prime reason for the settlement.
In this series, we will travel with Narmada Ji – a river that originates in Madhya Pradesh in India and runs in to the Arabian Sea. Let’s see how this river touches upon the lives of people.
We start with Amarkantak , the place where Narmada Ji originates. Click here to visit Amarkantak.