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Indian Civilization, An Indegenuous Development




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Indian Civilization, an Indigenous Development

Under the idea that all civilization came from the Middle East, it was assumed that Harappan culture derived its impetus from the Middle East, probably Sumeria. Recent French excavations have shown that all the antecedents of the Indus culture can found within the Indian subcontinent going back before 6500 BC as revealed by the Mehrgarh site near the Bolan Pass in Pakistan. Mehrgarh is the largest village/town culture of its period anywhere in the world and develops into the Indus culture by a series of stages, showing the evolution of agriculture and arts and crafts typical of Harappa.(*44)

In short, Western scholars are also beginning to reject the Aryan invasion or any outside origin for Hindu civilization:

44. J. F. Jar Rige and R. H. Meadow, "The Antecedents of Civilization in the Indus Valley, "Scientific American, Aug. 1980.

Author : David Frawley




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