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CIVILIZATION, AN INDEGENOUS DEVELOPMENT
The idea of the Aryan invasion was
the product of linguistic speculation and archeological data was twisted
into that model. Now the archeological data is shown either not to fit
the theory or the date ascribed to it, while the literary evidence (the Vedas) never did.
Even scholars who are still postulating
a common Aryan homeland in Europe or Central Asia are making the period of diffusion
from it from 4000 to 6000 BC, or early enough to allow an entry of Indo-Aryans into India
before the beginning of the Harappan culture.