|Only the resurgence
of the pre-Vedic culture in post-Vedic times is given credit for the
redevelopment of urban civilization in India. The Aryan invasion theory
has become the basis of the view that Indian history has primarily been one of invasions from
the West, with little indigenous coming from the subcontinent itself either in
terms of populations or cultural innovations.
The history of India appears as a series of
outside invasions: Aryans, Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Huns, Arabs, Turks, Portuguese, British,
and so on. Following this logic, it has even led to the idea that the
Dravidians also originally were outsiders. The same logic has resulted in the
proposition of a Dravidian migration into India from Central Asia, a few thousand years
before the Aryan invasion, overrunning the original aboriginal people of the region
(now thought to be represented by the tribal of the area).