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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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 VEDIC PEOPLES
Many of the conflicts in the Puranas are between the seers Vasishta and Vishvamitra,(*34) both of which are honored throughout the literature of India as great seers. This conflict goes back to the time of Sudas where both vied to become his purohit or chief priest.

Vedic texts like the Brahmanas style the Dasyus as the
fallen descendants of the Vedic king Vishvamitra, his older
sons,(*35) making them the older descendants of Vedic
kings and seers. This reminds one of the story of Yayati
wherein it was Puru, the youngest son, who inherited his
kingdom, and his older sons Yadu and Turvasha who
became inimical.

Mleccha, another term which later referred to people
speaking a different language or for foreigners, was first
used in the Sutra literature, Brahmanas and Mahabharata
for people of western India from Gujarat to Punjab (realms
of Anu, Druhyu and Yadu predominance) which had
temporarily become a region of impure practices.(*36)

34. Mahabharata Adi Parva 67

35. Aitareya Brahmana VII.18

36. For example, Baudhayana Dharmasutra I.1.2, 14-15 

 

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