UPDATE ON THE

ARYAN INVASION DEBATE


by
KOENRAAD ELST
 

Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi




 

Contents

Preface
Political aspects of the Aryan Invasion Debate
1.1  Politicizing a Linguistic Theory

1.2  The Aryan Invasion Theory in Indian Politics

1.3  Politicization as an Obstacle to Research

1.4  A Case Study in AIT Polemic

1.5  Some Red Herrings

1.6  Conclusion


Astronomic Data and the Aryan Question

2.1  Dating the Rg-Veda

2.2  Ancient Hindu Astronomy

2.3  The Precession of the Equinox

2.4  Additional Astronomical Indications

2.5  Conclusion


Linguistic aspects of the Indo-European Urheimat Question

3.1  Introduction

3.2  Origin of the Linguistic Argument

3.3  Direct Geographical Clues

3.4  Exchanges with other Languages Families

3.5  Conclusion


Miscellaneous aspects of the Aryan Invasion Debate

4.1  Demographical common sense

4.2  Textual Evidence

4.3  Where did the Kurgan People come from?

4.4  The Horse Evidence

4.5  Vedic Aryans in West Asia

4.6  Memory of the Urheimat

4.7  Indra and Shiva

4.8  Invasionist terms in the Vedas

4.9  The Evidence from physical anthropology


Some new Arguments

5.1  A Remarkable book

5.2  Evidence provided by physical anthropology

5.3  The Archaeological Evidence

5.4  Linguistic Arguments

5.5  The Evidence from Comparative Religion

5.6  Conclusion


Departing thoughts

6.1  Some false problems

6.2  Things to do

6.3  The Non-invasionist Model



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