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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
The most interesting point is that the Aryan invasion idea was not originally based on any archeological evidence at all, as in the nineteenth century when it was proposed very little excavation of India had been done. It was the product of linguistic speculation - that similarities between Indo-European languages require an original homeland for the Indo-Europeans somewhere in Europe or Central Asia - from which migrations and invasions occurred, which eventually reached India.

Yet even accepting such a linguistic necessity (which is not beyond question), an invasion or migration (which are quite different phenomenon) could have been in 6000 BC as well as 1500 BC. In fact an earlier date is more likely given the complexity of Indo-European cultures and their existence from India to Europe, an extensive region of the globe, by 1500 BC. 

 

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