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The Harappan metropolis of Dholavira is a precious piece of heritage now recognized by UNESCO and can be regarded as India’s earliest smart city. Comment.

Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

2. The Harappan metropolis of Dholavira is a precious piece of heritage now recognized by UNESCO and can be regarded as India’s earliest smart city. Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  Economic Times

Why the question:

The article is a neat write up that highlights the importance of India’s earliest Smart cities.

Key Demand of the question:

One must elaborate in detail the importance and significance of earliest Smart cities of India like the Dholavira.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

UNESCO inscribed Dholavira in its World Heritage List, making it India’s 32nd cultural site and 40th overall site on the list.

Body:

Dholavira is located on Khadir Island in Gujarat’s Great Rann of Kachchh, near the sleepy village of Dholavira; its ruins are locally known as ‘Kotada’ (walled city).

Discuss in detail the significance of the city of Dholavira; explain why it is acclaimed to be India’s oldest smart city.

Explain what implications can be taken from such marvel architectures.

Conclusion:

There is an opportunity to ensure that this precious piece of Indian heritage is properly highlighted and carefully conserved for posterity.