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  Aryan invasion theory - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
For the invasion theory to be viable, the Aryans would have had to discover mountain passes among the treacherous Hindu-Kush mountains, most of which are snow free only three months a year.
The Aryan invaders, being a nomadic people would be far smaller in number to the Indus Valley civilization, which was spread over an area greater than 1.8 million km², with an estimated population greater than the combined populations of all the other river civilizations at that time except ancient China.
This theory of the Aryan culture being indigenous sometimes has Vedic Indian culture coming into being as early as 5000 BC, and slowly developing till around the time of the dissolution of the Harappa and Mohenjodaro cultures, whose disappearance is now linked to the drying of the Saraswati River.
www.indopedia.org /Aryan_invasion_theory.html   (1848 words)

  
 Aryan Invasion Theory : History Revisited
And the theory is the Aryan invasion of the Indus valley.
According to the invasion theory, this would have to be placed at the end of the Indus civilization.
While the hieroglyphics on earthenware at Harappa and Lothal was stated to be animal symbols by the earlier European scholars, on the basis of their theory of an Aryan invasion, Prof Rao has conclusively proved it to be a script of 64 signs, reduced to 24 alphabets.
www.hindunet.org /hindu_history/ancient/aryan/aryan_toi.html   (1153 words)

  
  Demise of Aryan Invasion Theory - Dinesh Agrawal
Aryan Race and Invasion Theory is not a subject of academic interest only, rather it conditions our perception of India's historical evolution, the sources of her ancient glorious heritage, and indigenous socio-economic-political institutions which have been developed over the millennia.
AIT is merely a proposed 'theory', and not a factual event.
AIT has no support either in Indian literature, tradition, science, or not even in any of the south Indian (Dravidians, inhabitants of south India, who were supposed to be the victims of the so-called Aryan invasion) literature and tradition.
www.tamilnation.org /heritage/agrawal.htm   (7541 words)

  
 Essays in Indian History: The Aryan Invasion - Theories and Counter-Theories, Harappa and Vedic Civilization
Wittingly or unwittingly, the Aryan invasion theory thus became the emotional bait for a section of the Indian population who were to aid and abet the colonial project in India.
Since the Aryan invasion belongs to a period of considerable antiquity, and there is little physical evidence to support any authoritative conclusion, theories affirming (or opposing) the invasion hypothesis can vary from being wildly speculative at worst, to being reasonably plausible at best.
This is primarily because of the importance ascribed to the "Aryan" invasion by British colonial historians.
india_resource.tripod.com /aryan.html   (4533 words)

  
 Death of the Aryan Invasion Theory
This theory suggested, more or less, that there was a race of superior, white Aryans who came in from the Caucasus Mountains and invaded the Indus region, and then established their culture, compiled their literature, and then proceeded to invade the rest of India.
Thus, we have a theory of an Aryan invasion which is not remembered by the people of the area that were supposed to have been conquered by the Aryans.
The irony is that the invasion theory suggests that the Vedic Aryans destroyed the Dravidian Indus townships which had to have been previously built according to the mathematical instructions that are found in the Vedic literature of the Aryans, such as the Shulbasutras.
www.stephen-knapp.com /death_of_the_aryan_invasion_theory.htm   (12400 words)

  
 The Myth of Aryan Invasion of 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 Aryan invasion theory is the basis of the Marxist critique of Indian history where caste struggle takes the place of class struggle with the so-called pre-Aryan indigenous peoples turned into the oppressed masses and the invading Aryans turned into the oppressors, the corrupt ruling elite.
Thereby the invasion theory has been used to try to subordinate Eastern religions, like Hinduism and Buddhism, to Western religions like Christianity and Islam, which are supposed to represent the original civilization of the world from Adam, the Biblical original man, who came from Mesopotamia.
www.indiaforum.org /india/hinduism/aryan/page3.html   (1023 words)

  
 Aryan Invasion — History or Politics? By Dr. N.S. Rajaram
Speaking of the Aryan invasion theory, it would probably be an oversimplification to say: "Germans invented it, British used it," but not by much.
The concept of the Aryans as a race and the associated idea of the 'Aryan nation' were very much a part of the ideology of German nationalism.
And just as he had been an upholder of this race theory for the first twenty years of his career, he was to remain a staunch opponent of it for the remaining thirty years of his life.
www.archaeologyonline.net /artifacts/aryan-invasion-history.html   (5065 words)

  
 History Myth Of Aryan Invasion - History Of Ancient, Medieval And Modern India.
This theory was strengthened by the archeological discoveries in the Indus Valley of the charred skeletal remains that we have mentioned above.
The Invasion Theory was linked to references of horses in the Vedas, assuming that the Aryans brought horses and chariots with them, giving military superiority that made it possible for them to conquer the indigenous inhabitants of India.
The advocates of the Invasion theory argue that the inhabitants of Indus valley were Saivites (Siva worshippers) and since Saivism is more prevalent among the South Indians, the inhabitants of the Indus valley region must have been Dravidians.
www.bharatadesam.com /history/myth_of_aryan_invasion.php   (3644 words)

  
 Essays in Indian History: The Aryan Invasion - Theories and Counter-Theories, Harappa and Vedic Civilization
Wittingly or unwittingly, the Aryan invasion theory thus became the emotional bait for a section of the Indian population who were to aid and abet the colonial project in India.
Since the Aryan invasion belongs to a period of considerable antiquity, and there is little physical evidence to support any authoritative conclusion, theories affirming (or opposing) the invasion hypothesis can vary from being wildly speculative at worst, to being reasonably plausible at best.
This is primarily because of the importance ascribed to the "Aryan" invasion by British colonial historians.
members.tripod.com /~INDIA_RESOURCE/aryan.html   (4533 words)

  
 Aryan theory
Theory is not a subject of academic interest only, rather it conditions our perception of India's historical evolution, the sources of her ancient glorious heritage, and indigenous socio-economic-political institutions which have been developed over the millennia.
The advocates of AIT argue that the inhabitants of Indus valley were Siva worshippers and since Siva cult is more prevalent among the South Indian Dravidians, therefore the habitants of Indus valley were Dravidians.
And no invasion by nomadic hordes from outside India ever occurred and the civilization was not destroyed but the population simply moved to other areas, and developed a new syncretic civilization and culture by mutual interaction and exchange of ideas.
www.diehardindian.com /demogrph/moredemo/aryan.htm   (3527 words)

  
 Archaeology Online: Aryan Invasion, India Indology
The evidence of science now points to two basic conclusions: first, there was no Aryan invasion, and second, the Rigvedic people were already established in India no later than 4000 B.C.E....
Fall of the Third Reich did not put an end to academic race theories that formed the core of its ideology.
In various guises, their legacy continues in Western academia as well as in the politics of countries formerly under European rule...
www.archaeologyonline.net   (610 words)

  
 The Aryan Invasion Theory and Hindu Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thus the invasion theory eventually became one of the pillars for Nazi historians (yet strangely the communists in India have become strong supporters of the theory and accuse those who question it of being fascists!).
The invasion theory has been used like a stick to beat Hindus for the last two hundred years (some of these same scholars who are rasing the political bogey about the rejection of the theory have used it to attack Hinduism themselves).
The looming demise of the Aryan invasion theory is not a Hindu political ploy.
www.dharmacentral.com /articles/aryan.htm   (1784 words)

  
 TUJL - Demise of the Aryan Invasion Theory
The most weird aspect of the AIT is that it has its origin not in any Indian records (nowhere in any of the ancient Indian scriptures or epics or Puranas, etc. is there any mention of this AIT, sounds really incredible!), but in European politics and German nationalism of 19th century.
According to this theory, northern India was invaded and conquered by nomadic, light-skinned RACE of a people called 'ARYANS' who descended from Central Asia (or some unknown land?) around 1500 BC, and destroyed an earlier and more advanced civilization of the people habitated in the Indus Valley and imposed upon them their culture and language.
The discovery of this city is very significant and a kind of clinching evidence in discarding the Aryan invasion as well as its proposed date of 1500 BC.
www.fortunecity.com /rivendell/ultima/419/demise_of_the_aryan_invasion_theory.htm   (7385 words)

  
 Myth of Aryan Invasion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Aryan invasion theory is based upon the idea that Aryan represents a particular group of people.
The retreat of the Aryan invasion theory has been accompanied by the rediscovery of the Sarasvati river of Vedic fame.
According to proponents of the Aryan invasion theory the only thing that really marks the Aryans is their language.
www.hindubooks.org /david_frawley/myth_aryan_invasion   (496 words)

  
 Hindu Wisdom - aryan_invasion_theory
Today, it is necessary to examines the birth of the Aryan myth, and the misuses it has bred; it then gives a fresh look at the invasion theory in the light of recent scientific evidence, and shows how it now stands overwhelmingly disproved.
The Aryan Invasion Theory served as a theoretical underpinning of the historical legitimacy of the British presence in India.
The Aryan invasion theory was hypothesized in the 19th century to explain the similarities found in Sanskrit and the languages of Europe.
www.hinduwisdom.info /aryan_invasion_theory.htm   (8745 words)

  
 Linguistic aspects of the Aryan non-invasion theory
The theory of which we are about to discuss the linguistic evidence, is widely known as the "Aryan invasion theory" (AIT).
The absence of archaeological evidence for the AIT is also admitted, with erudite reference to numerous recent excavations and handy explanations of the types of evidence recog­nized in ar­chaeolo­gy, by outspoken invasionist Shereen Ratnagar (1999).
Working within the AIT framework, Kretschmer saw these Sindoi as a left-over of the Indo-Aryans in their original homeland, and even as a splendid proof of the Pontic homeland theory (Trubachov is less committed to any particular homeland hypothesis).
koenraadelst.bharatvani.org /articles/aid/keaitlin1.html   (11152 words)

  
 The Aryan Invasion
During the 19th and 20th centuries the world’s scholars were under the impression that an Aryan race of people invaded India in ancient times and brought civilization to the subcontinent.
This theory, “The Aryan Invasion Theory” has recently come under new light through satellite images and archeological discoveries which suggest that the “Aryan Invasion” never was!
“The Aryan Invasion and Indo-Sarasvat Civilization” shall document the latest discoveries regarding the “Aryan Invasion Theory” and hear from scholars on both sides of the intense debate over the origin of the Aryan civilization.
www.devavision.org /html/aryan-invasion.html   (110 words)

  
 The Aryan Invasion Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The theory was reinforced by other research over the next 120 years, and became the accepted history of Hinduism, not only in the West but in India.
The Aryan invasion theory was based on archaeological, linguistic and ethnological evidence.
The Aryan invasion theory denies the Indian origin of India's predominant culture, but gives the credit for Indian culture to invaders from elsewhere.
www.hvk.org /articles/1005/39.html   (497 words)

  
 The aryan invasion myth - fact or fiction?
He did this in order to give credibility to his Aryan race theory (see Part 2).
Although in the Rg Veda Indra is described as the ‘Destroyer of Cities,’; the same text mentions that the Aryan people themselves were urban dwellers with hundreds of cities of their own.
An Invasion of India from Central Asia would require crossing mountains and deserts – a chariot would be useless for such an exercise.
www.gosai.com /chaitanya/saranagati/html/vedic-upanisads/aryan-invasion.html   (3641 words)

  
 Aryan Invasion Theory Myth
The Aryan Invasion Theory is not a subject of academic interest only, rather it conditions our perception of India's historical evolution, the sources of her ancient glorious heritage and indigenous socio-economic-political institutions which have been developed over the millennia.
AIT has no support either in North Indian literature, tradition, science or in any of the South Indian, Dravidian (inhabitants of South India, who were supposed to be the victims of the so-called Aryan invasion) literature and tradition.
According to this theory, which was actually devised in the 18th and 19th century by British linguists and archaeologists, who had a vested interest to prove the supremacy of their culture over the one of the subcontinent, the first inhabitants of India were good-natured, peaceful, dark-skinned shepherds, called the Dravidians.
www.mantra.com /newsplus/aitmyth.html   (18293 words)

  
 The Myth of the Aryan Invavsion of India
One of the main ideas used to interpret—and generally devalue—the ancient history of India is the theory of the Aryan invasion.
Lands of the Aryans are mentioned in them from Gandhara (Afghanistan) in the west to Videha (Nepal) in the east, and south to Vidarbha (Maharashtra).
In short, the compelling reasons for the Aryan invasion theory were neither literary nor archeological but political and religious – that is to say, not scholarship but prejudice.
www.sol.com.au /kor/16_01.htm   (4285 words)

  
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Those who uphold this theory favour the view that the Tamils belong to the Dravidian race and were part of the early Indus Valley settlers.
Later with the advent of the Aryans, the Dravidians were pushed back into the deep south where they ultimately settled.
An important piece of archaeological evidence mentioned in support of the invasion theory was the absence of horses in the Indus Valley civilization, while the Vedas make frequent mention of the horse.
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 Aryan Invasion Theory
The Aryan Invasion Theory served to divide India into a northern Aryan and southern Dravidian culture, which were hostile to each other.
Lastly, by implementing the Aryan Invasion Theory, the history and science of India was given a mostly Greek basis, thereby discarding the Vedic culture and history.
The acceptance of the Aryan Invasion Theory was the easiest way for the Aryan race to implement their dominance of the world.
www.studyworld.com /newsite/ReportEssay/Science/Social\Aryan_Invasion_Theory.htm   (691 words)

  
 ‘Aryan invasion theory is British-created falsehood’ - Sify.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The whole theory about the Aryan invasion and their creation of Sanskrit and the Vedas, is nothing but British-created falsehood.
These historians also claimed that the Saraswati river was a myth until the American satellite Landstat photographed the map and bed of this river.
This north-south Aryan-Dravidian divide has been proved wrong by American scholars having taken the DNA of Indians and Europeans and founded that there is not difference between the so-called Aryans and the Dravidians.
sify.com /news/fullstory.php?id=14304861   (1142 words)

  
 Mirago : Society: History: By Region: Asia: South Asia: Ancient India: Aryan Invasion Theory
Fall of Harappan Civilization - Ascribes the fall of the Indus civilisation to Aryan invasions, and defends the Aryan Invasion Theory.
The Aryans - A page by Richard Hooker, supportive of the Aryan invasion theory, and describing Aryans in India according to the standard histories.
Update on the Aryan Invasion Debate - Outlines the case against the theory of the 'Aryan Invasion', and discusses the contemporary political implications of the theory.
www.mirago.co.uk /scripts/dir.aspx?cat=Top%2fSociety%2fHistory%2fBy_Region%2fAsia%2fSouth_Asia%2fAncient_India%2fAryan_Invasion_Theory   (280 words)

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