5000 years ago an impressive culture flourished in the Indus Valley region, which today encompasses parts of India and Pakistan. The civilization that lived there came to be called: Dravidian, or the Indus Valley Civilization or Harappiana.
Bombay in 1950
A young Indian woman in Bombay, circa 1865. || (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
The Thames River is used to connect the past to the present. Cooper describes the actual history of the Thames in the description Cherry gives. She says it was sailed by "merchant vessels, slave vessels, and the occasional secretive pleasure barge, each owning a tithe or employment to the East India Trading Company" (Cooper, 10). She then says that steam-powered air vessels now moved people up and down between the Londons, making the Thames and dockworkers no longer necessary.