Contents: Forword. Introduction. 1. Himalayan born River Saraswati: victim of tectonically induced river piracy/K S Valdiya. 2. Identification and mapping of the Saraswati River System: a review and new findings/Amal Kar. 3. Remote sensing of Saraswati River with special reference to the Haryana plains/Anil Kumar Gupta. 4. On non-contemporaneity of the Saraswati River and the Harappan Civilization in NW India: Constraints from subsurface chrono-stratigraphy and sedimentology/Rajiv Sinha, Ajit Singh and Imran Khan. 5. Present day ground water conditions in palaeochannels of North West India/Rana Chatterjee and K.C. Naik. 6. Evolution of early human settlements in the Saraswati river basin: archaeological evidences and site distribution analysis/R. S. Bisht and V. N. Prabhakar. 7. Bio-archaeological assessment of human health and social processes during Harappan civilization in the Saraswati River Basin/Gwen Robbins Schug. 8. The Saraswati River: Issues and debates/Michel Danino. Subject index.