|Many things thought to have been
Vedic and not Harappan, are now found to have existed in the Harappan culture. To preserve the
Aryan invasion in the face of this evidence there are even a few
scholars who would give credit to the pre-Aryans for most of what has
been regarded as Vedic culture (like Shendge *8), including the
Vedic Gods, the Brahmanical ritual, and most of the Vedic hymns, as
well as all the Puranas which are all claimed to have been stolen and retranslated from the indigenous
people even the caste system itself has been said to be
pre-Aryan! In this instance the pre-Vedic people practiced the
same rituals, chanted the same hymns as the Vedas, and were ruled by their own priestly class,
except in a non-Indo-European language. This leads us to another absurdity.
8. Malati Shengde, THE CIVILIZED DEMONS: THE HARAPPANS IN
RIG VEDA. New Delhi, India: Abhinav Publications, 1977.