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This does not turn them into
nomads. Destruction of cities happens in modern wars; this does
not make those who do this nomads either. Hence the idea of
the Vedic culture as destroying but not building cities is based upon ignoring what the Vedas actually
say. In fact the cities destroyed or conquered are often in the Rig
Veda identified as those of other Vedic peoples, like the seven cities
destroyed by Sudas whose enemies were mainly Vedic people
(note section on Vedic peoples below).
However since recent evidence
shows that the Indus cities were abandoned and not destroyed, the
idea of the Veda Aryans as destroyers of cities has also
vanished from the interpretations of those who still hold to an Aryan
invasion or migration.
The Vedic struggle was between groups in the same cultural context
who had horses, ayas (probably copper), barley and cities. It cannot
refer to any battle between the invading Aryans and indigenous
Harappans but appears to reflect indigenous conflicts of Harappan or pre-Harappan era, which must have
existed in India then as in other ancient civilizations.