The large and navigable rivers with which India is blessed had a far-reaching effect. The rivers are the source of vitality of India and her people.
The oldest Harappa civilization dawned on the bank of the river Indus (or Sindhu). The Aryan civilization grew up a developed on the banks of the five rivers of the Punjab and in the Gangetic plains.
In fact, the influence of rivers is traced to the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of India. Commercially, different parts of India could interact with c another through rivers.
Politically, Magadh could emerge as the political centre of northern India because its capital Pataliputra was surrounded by rivers.
Again, river banks were fertile area where plenty of crops were grown. These are the influences of river India and her people.