Fortunately, a few archaeologists are
now rejecting the Invasion theory and other academicians cant so
easily ignore them. James Schaffer recently notes:
"As data accumulate to support cultural
continuity in south Asian prehistoric and historic periods, a
considerable restructuring of existing interpretive paradigms must
take place. We reject most strongly the simplistic historical
interpretations, which date back to the eighteenth century, that
continue to be imposed on South Asian culture history. Surely, as
South Asian studies approaches the twenty-first century, it is time
to describe emerging data objectively rather than perpetuate
interpretations without regard to the data archaeologists have
worked so hard to reveal."
Migration, Philology and South
Asian Archaeology in Aryan and Non-Aryan in South Asia I learned
that the academic realm is not so much a place of objective study as
a forum for various vested interests. Academic generally have little
respect for spiritual traditions. They assume authority for
spiritual subjects beyond their intellectual capacity. They
use their positions to further their own political and cultural
agendas, often unaware of what they themselves are doing!
In American schools, religions
like Hinduism, if they are examined at all, are dissected from
a social, political or economic angle as mere cultural phenomena.
There is little direct study, much less experience of the yogic and
Vedantic teachings behind the tradition. Such is our modern
preoccupation with the outer aspect of life that it reduces
spirituality to a purely external affair. No wonder we don't give
much credit to a spiritual culture like India.