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The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India
Index

The Post Colonial-World

Basis Of The Aryan Invasion Theory Aryan As Race Or Language
The Development Of The Aryan Invasion Idea

Mechanics Of The Aryan Invasion

Harappan Civilization Migration Rather Than Invasion
The Rediscovery Of The Sarasvati River The Vedic Image Of The Ocean
Horses, Chariots And Iron Destroyers Of Cities
Vedic And Indus Religions

The So-called Racial War in the Vedas

Vedic Peoples The Aryan-Dravidian Divide
Vedic Kings And Empires Vedic Astronomical Lore
Painted Grey Ware Aryans In The Ancient Middle East
Indus Writing Sanskrit
Indian Civilization... The New Model
Ancient History Revised Political And Social Ramifications
Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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THE ARYAN INVASION THEORY
The so-called Aryans, the original people behind the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism, were reinterpreted by this modern theory not as sages and seers - the rishis and yogis of Hindu historical tradition - but as primitive plunderers. Naturally this cast a shadow on the Hindu religion and culture as a whole.

The so-called pre-Aryan or Dravidian civilization is said to be indicated by the large urban ruins of what has been called the "Indus Valley culture" (as most of its initial sites were on the Indus river), or "Harappa and Mohenjodaro," after its two initially largest sites. 

In this article we will call this civilization the "Harappan" as its sites extend far beyond the Indus river. It is now dated from 3100-1900 BC. By the invasion theory Indic civilization is proposed to have been the invention of a pre-Vedic civilization and the Vedas, however massive their literature, are merely the products of a dark age following its destruction.

 

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