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THE ARYAN INVASION OF INDIA
QUESTIONED IN THE WESTERN TEXTBOOKS
We are required
to completely reconsider not only certain aspects of Vedic India, but the entire
relationship between Indus civilization and Vedic culture." Later he adds (pg.38):
"The certainty seems to be growing that the Indus civilization was carried by the
Vedic Indians, who were not invaders from Southern Russia but indigenous for an unknown
period of time in the lower Central Himalayan regions."
He questions the difference proposed between Vedic and Indus culture and shows a
continuity or possibility of identity between the two. He mentions the data on the
Sarasvati river, which according to scientific studies dried up around 1900 BC. As the
Sarasvati is the main river of the Vedas, he states (pg.36): "If, As Muller
suggested, the Aryan invasion took place around 1500 BC, it does not make much sense to
locate villages along the banks of the by then dried up Sarasvati."