|Yet whether the Vedic people were
the original people of India, which is the majority view, or whether they
migrated gradually into India, the image of the invading and destructive Aryans is totally
discredited and should be removed. The image of the Indo-Aryans as proto-fascists,
which is how the Aryan invasion theory has been used to represent them, is totally false.
The idea misrepresents Hindu-Vedic culture, which has
traditionally been peaceful and never invaded any country, inflames Dravidian
sentiments, and casts a shadow of violence on ancient India for no real reason.
In this article I will summarize the main points which demonstrate the invalidity of
the invasion theory. This is a complex subject which I have dealt with in depth in my
book GODS, SAGES AND KINGS: VEDIC LIGHT ON ANCIENT CIVILIZATION (Salt Lake City
USA: Passage Press, 1991 and New Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass 1993), for those
interested in a more extensive examination.