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AND SOCIAL RAMIFICATIONS
Third, it served to make Vedic
culture later than and possibly derived from the Middle Eastern. It
made the ancient civilization of India fragmented, with the Harappan culture mysteriously
disappearing without a trace, making the development of
civilization in India appear broken. With the proximity and relationship
of Middle Eastern civilization with the Bible and Christianity, this kept
the Hindu religion as a sidelight to the development of religion and
civilization in the West.
Fourth, it allowed the sciences of India to be given a Greek basis, as
any Vedic basis for sciences like astronomy was largely disqualified
by the primitive nature of the Vedic culture (even though the Vedas
commonly mention sophisticated mathematical and astronomical
data). This served to make Indian culture subservient to that of Greece and Europe.