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The plateau is higher in the south being about 2000 feet in the Mysore region and about half of that in the Hyderabad. The Eastern Ghats, consisting of groups of low hills, is marked by several gaps through which many peninsular rivers join the Bay of 29 ::-" . ANCIENT INDIA .............................. ........................ ..... ....... . . . 1. The hills going southwards gradually receding from the sea turn westward to join the Western Ghats at the Nilgiri. The plain between Eastern Ghats and the sea is wider than that of Western Ghats.
We find many Indian gods and goddesses depicted on Kusbana coins besides many Persian and Greek deities. The Guptas appear to have succeeded Kushanas in the tradition of minting coins. They completely Indianised their coinage. On the observe kings are depicted engaged in activities like hunting a lion or rhinoceros, holding a bow or battle-axes, playing musical instrument or performing Ashvamedha yajna. Archaeological Monuments, Excavations and Explorations In addition to epigraphic and numismatic sources there are many other antiquarian remains which speak much about our past.
Rice is cultivated in the plains of the Ganga and Brahmaputra and in the eastern coast upto Tamil Nadu. Wheat and barley are the main Rabi crops grown in the western and most other parts of India. The third season is winter when the mercury comes down to 50 C or even less. But it should be considered warm as compared to the northern regions beyond the Himalayas. Thus, India is a country with vast variety of rich vegetation and congenial regular weather chain. It is most suited for human habitat.
Ancient India by Makkhan Lal