About the Book :
This book deals with the excavations that were made in the DK and SD Areas of Mohenjo-daro during the four seasons 1927-31 and thus continues the three volumes edited by Sir John Marshall, entitled "Mohenjo-daro and the Indus Civilization". In the former area I selected a part of the mound immediately adjacent to and east of the curious building with a large courtyard1 that was excavated by Mr. Dikshit in 1924-25 : And that building together with the long trench that Mr. Dikshit named "E" formed the western and northern limits of the southern portion of our excavations. Following on this, we extended the area of operations towards the northern edge of the mound, at the same time carrying the excavation of a part of the southern portion to lower levels. Until and including the season 1926-27, the excavations at Mohenjo-daro were necessarily of a tentative character. Though they were extensive, no really deep digging was done, save for a trench here and there. After this preliminary phase, it seemed advisable to carry the excavation of a suitable area to such a depth as would help us to understand the growth of the city, and at the same time enable us carefully to examine the different levels with their associated objects, so that each might properly be compared with those below.