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India: Myth Of The Aryan Invasion
Gaining the Ire of Academia
Several academicians, particularly in the West,
have criticized my Vedic work, not so much because of the points
that I raise but because of my lack of academic qualifications.
Since I dont have a degree in Indology from a western university
they hold that anything I say cannot have value and can be rejected
without examination. That I have spent many years studying the Vedas
and discussing them with traditional teachers doesnt count for
them. Few of these scholars have studied the Vedas in the original
Sanskrit. Relying on secondhand and outdated sources they often make
the most elementary errors in interpretation. The same people reject
the views of great yogis like Sri Aurobindo on the Vedas. But they
will give credibility to a communist scholar on the Vedas if he has
the appropriate university credentials!
Most academicians refuse to
address the issues like the Sarasvati River and the many sites
discovered along it. They use the charge of Hindu politics to
dismiss any criticism of the Aryan Invasion theory, though colonial,
missionary and Marxist groups have long used the theory for their
own political gain.