The Blue Indians

Weekend Stories by Trishikh

The year is 3,300 BC, Bronze Age begins in the Near East. The passage tomb of Newgrange is built on the north side of the River Boyne in Ireland. The Ness of Brodgar is built in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney in Scotland. The Harappan Civilisation of the Indus Valley dawns in the Punjab province of British India now in Pakistan, and the events of the World’s oldest epic the Mahabharata continues to unfold in the ancient Indian subcontinent.

The Harappans had just mastered cultivating cotton as a fabric, while in the far Far-East the Chinese were refining the art of producing silk. Ancient West was gradually connecting with the mysterious East through the budding silk route cutting across wild Central Europe and the vibrant Middle East.

Amongst all the things traded, cloth happened to be one of the most sought-after commodities, which stitched the very fabric that connected men…

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