ASSOCIATE RESEARCHERDepartment of Historical
About Sidra Gulzar
I am Sidra Gulzar from Pakistan. The area of my interest is study of ancient civilizations, Urbanism and ancient trade and economy. I like traveling and exploring the new things. My aim is to become a well known Archaeologist of the world by exploring new ancient sites and introduce latest techniques in Archaeology. I have started my PhD studies from September 2011 and expected to finish before July 2015.
Ph D project
Ganweriwala: A regional Analysis of Indus urban centers and Political Economy of Harappan Society
Indus valley civilization is world´s largest political denomination which is known of its splendor vast cities like Moinjodaro and Harappa. Indus valley sites widely spread in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India. Pakistan is very important country regarding the urban phase of Indus Valley Civilization. Now Archaeologists are dealing with five major urban centers of Indus Valley from which three are situated in Pakistan Moinjodaro, Harappa, Ganweriwala. One of the very important and hot debated issue is the discovery of “Ganweriwala” city in Cholistan region. Cholistan desert is situated in Bahawalpur district and is a rich area of unexplored Indus valley sites of all period of Harappan civilization. The subject of my Ph.D research is a totally neglected ancient Indus valley site “Ganweriwala” which is nearly equal in size with Moinjodaro and Harappa. My thesis will be a contribution in rank size analysis of major urban centers of Indus Valley, Inter regional connections of urban centers and similarities and differences of recovered material from “Ganweriwala” both with Harappa and Moinjodaro.
Harappan cities: Landscape and surface survey at
South Asian archaeology and art 2016 : Religion, society, trade and kingship : Archaeology and Art and in South Asia and along the Silk road : 5500 BCE-5th century CE. vol. 1, Archaeology, seals and inscriptions, iconography and artistic expression / edited by Laxshmi Rose Greaves and Adam Hardy. International Conference, 23rd ; 2016 ; Stockholm, Sweden - 2020-01-01
New Indus Civilization inscription found [at
Sidra Gulzar, Asko Parpola
Current world archaeology - 2016-01-01
The forgotten Indus
Archaeologik - 2014-01-01