interaction with, or movement towards, southeast Rajasthan, Malwa
        and the Deccan becomes a distinct possibility.
    • There was also a straight movement towards the Deccan along the
        Tapti valley, and there is evidence of interaction with both southeast
        Rajasthan and Malwa. The Harappans, in fact, were moving into the
        flow of cultural development of inner India.
Conclusion Thus, the currently available data suggests that, instead of
coming to an abrupt end, the Indus civilisation merged into the main flow of
Indian cultural development. There is a clear movement of the Harappans
from the Indo-Gangetic divide to the Ganga–Yamuna doab and there are also
suggestions of their branching out in the directions of Malwa and
Maharashtra from Gujarat. However, the form with which the Indus
civilisation merged in the later pattern of neolithic–chalcolithic growth in
inner India was not its urban form. The urban traits could have lingered on at
sites such as Rojdi and Bet Dwaraka in Gujarat and Kudwala in Cholistan,
but the impression is of a much larger number of smaller settlements, with a
more diversified agricultural economy.