The Myth of Aryan Invasion of India

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Apr 30, 2019
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One of the most contentious subjects in the Indian academic world, ever since the introduction of British Empire, if not more, and especially after the introduction of the Leftist school of thought in the post-independent India, has been the Aryan invasion theory. Did there happen any such invasion in the pre-historic days ever? Did the Aryans come all the way from Europe, trounce a more advanced civilization and settle down here forever inheriting some of nonstarters’ cultural traits? Could this be possible ever? Even if the so-called efficacy of the same theory may amaze you a great deal, academic soldiers of Western and Leftist world are steadfast to go on with the same.

In accordance with their tenets, the land of India was invaded and subsequently stamped down by itinerant Indo-European tribes with light-skin from Central Asia in the region of 1500-100 BC. They were strong enough to cause the downfall of a previous and more sophisticated dark- Dravidian civilization with skin and it is from these people they took the majority of what later turned out to be Hindu culture. As per the propagators of this Aryan invasion theory, "Vedas", the holiest or most sacrosanct and original scriptures of primeval India along with Indo-Aryans, is nothing other than primordial poems of rough-edged plunderers.

Can this theory be accepted ever? It is true that the majority of Indians, in spite of going through several theories of history brought to the fore by Christian missionaries exclusively, does refuse to accept any such notion propelled by despicable designs. But this is not enough; to trounce this theory once and for all, it is essential to look into the same scrupulously. What did fortify the Aryan invasion theory then? As per these scholars, more than a few Indo-European invasions occurred in the Middle East actually, during middle of the second millennium BC, and Kassites, Mit tani and Hittites, different forms of Indo-European peoples conquered and ruled Mesopotamia for a few centuries. They consider that the Aryan invasion of India happens to be a different edition of this identical movement of Indo-European peoples.

A few excavators in Indus valley culture proclaim that they found confirmation of devastation of the culture by an exterior invasion. They do confirm that it was the Vedic culture of primordial nomads hailing from Central Asia in horse-drawn chariots, carrying iron weapons did devastate urban centers of the more sophisticated Indus valley culture, thanks to better-quality battle strategy. What is more, it was also suggested that Indus valley culture was not familiar with the usage of horses or chariots or even iron. But only a little proofs have come out confirming thus theory, and to the utter dismay of these theorists, a great number of excavations (in later ages) proved to be enough to brush aside any such conception.

What have the following excavations unearthed? In reference to those, horses were not only prevalent in Indus Valley sites but also in other pre-Indus sites also. Apart from this, great numbers of evidences of wheel, Indus seal depicting a spoked wheel as made use of in chariots, and all these point out chariots were in vogue in Indus valley culture. Later excavations have also confirmed that most of recent Indus signs are the same with those of Hindu Brahmi afterwards, there is also an organic growth among the two scripts. Widespread models, these days, advocate an Indo-European basis for that language.
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