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The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India
Index

The Post Colonial-World

Basis Of The Aryan Invasion Theory Aryan As Race Or Language
The Development Of The Aryan Invasion Idea

Mechanics Of The Aryan Invasion

Harappan Civilization Migration Rather Than Invasion
The Rediscovery Of The Sarasvati River The Vedic Image Of The Ocean
Horses, Chariots And Iron Destroyers Of Cities
Vedic And Indus Religions

The So-called Racial War in the Vedas

Vedic Peoples The Aryan-Dravidian Divide
Vedic Kings And Empires Vedic Astronomical Lore
Painted Grey Ware Aryans In The Ancient Middle East
Indus Writing Sanskrit
Indian Civilization... The New Model
Ancient History Revised Political And Social Ramifications
Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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BASIS OF THE ARYAN INVASION THEORY
Even the Tamil kings, the so-called conquered Dravidians, proudly called themselves Aryans and trace their dynasties back to Vedic kings. Hindu literature north and south shows an expansion from points within in India, not an entry into the subcontinent from a point on the outside.

There has been an attempt by modern scholars to read the Aryan invasion into Vedic literature. Such so-called literary evidence for the invasion, which is continually adjusted relative to new archeological data, generally consists of misreading Vedic texts, taking out a few lines that appear to support such ideas, and ignoring everything to the contrary. This literary side I will focus on most in this article because it reflects the main misconceptions created by the invasion theory, but let us examine the archeology as well.

 

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