Balu

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Balu (Ballu) is a village in Kaithal tahsil and district in Haryana. It is the second biggest village of Kaithal district. Balu is a small archeological site attributed to the Indus Valley Civilisation.

Location

It is located some 22 kms south of the city of ]]Kaithal]] in the Indian state of Haryana. It is situated just 3 k.m from Kaithal- Jind highway.

Jat Gotras

Site of Indus Valley Civilisation

This is a small fortified settlement which has yielded several plant remains.[1]

Several plant remains were found here include various types of barley,wheat, rice, horsegram,green gram, various types of pea,sesamum, melon, waermelon,grapes, dates, garlic etc.(Saraswat and Pokharia - 2001-2)[2] which is comparable to a nearby IVC site Kunal, Haryana revealed remains of Rice (probably wild).

Earliest garlic - The plant remains found here include a garlic specimen, recognised as the earliest evidence of garlic.[3] This is the earliest evidence of garlic cloves in south & south-east Asia, and it dates to the Mature Harappan period.

History

Population

Notable persons

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References

  1. Singh, Upinder (2008). A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India : from the Stone Age to the 12th century. New Delhi: Pearson Education. pp. 137, 157. ISBN 9788131711200.
  2. Singh, Upinder (2008). A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India : from the Stone Age to the 12th century. New Delhi: Pearson Education. pp. 137, 157. ISBN 9788131711200.
  3. Singh, Upinder (2008). A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India : from the Stone Age to the 12th century. New Delhi: Pearson Education. pp. 137, 157. ISBN 9788131711200.

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