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THE ARYAN INVASION OF INDIA
QUESTIONED IN THE WESTERN TEXTBOOKS
We would expect
that textbooks in India would be the first to change on this matter and not have to follow
those in the West. Surely if new data arose in a Western country and literature, the
entire country would be quick to proclaim the new information.
Unfortunately India does not appear to want to acknowledge its past, particularly if it
gives credence to its spiritual tradition which a number of groups oppose. They Aryan
Invasion Theory has become a matter of political importance in the country, and politics
is always willing to twist things for its electoral needs.
The British rulers of colonial India, Marxists scholars and politicians, Dravidian
nationalists, Caste Reform advocates of various types, Christian missionaries and Muslim
groups have used the invasion theory to discredit or divide Hindu culture, particularly to
attack its Brahmanical side.