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AND SOCIAL RAMIFICATIONS
Unfortunately those challenging the
theory, even on the most objective archeological grounds like the
rediscovery of the Sarasvati river, have been accused of political motives, often by the very groups
who have been using the invasion theory for their own political
advantage, like Marxists thinkers in India. Those rejecting the Aryan invasion may even be called
"communal" for bringing out evidence that may give pride to the
majority community in India.
In short, the compelling reasons for the Aryan invasion theory were
neither literary or archeological but political and religious
that is to say, not scholarship but prejudice. Such
prejudice may not have been intentional but deep-seated political
and religious views easily cloud and blur our thinking. We are only now
learning to examine our cultural prejudices in looking at the world.