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OF THE ARYAN INVASION THEORY
It would have taken some time for these cultures to have formed and
moved, particularly in early ancient times when cultural developments
were much slower than today.
The movement of the Aryans could have well as been from India to the
west rather than from the west into India, as subtropical India with its
vast river systems is more able to produce the necessary populations
for such migrations than barren Central Asia or cold eastern Europe, which even today are very
difficult to inhabit. Such movements certainly do not require the violent
type of invasion that the Aryan invasion portrays and the image of
the Vedic Aryans as plunderers.
To build up the entire history of a subcontinent upon a new linguistic
approach which had never proved itself as a valid tool of historical
interpretation was indeed hasty, and not surprisingly has turned out to be
erroneous. Such linguistic "evidence" we should note is only