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This is something I blogged a couple of months ago in Quora. I'm producing it verbatim. Since this is such a long read, TL;DR, No, Aryans are not the forefathers of Hindus, rather the word 'Aryan' as it's known today is an abused and prostituted word. The meaning of which has been high-jacked by racial supremacists in the 20th century Europe. I wanted to ...


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David Frawley and Michel Danino have formulated compelling arguments against the "Aryan Invasion Theory". Dr. Frawley's book is entitled, "In Search of the Cradle of Civilization". His collaboraters were Georg Feuerstein (a scholar regarding the history of Yoga) and Subhash Kak (a scholar researching the archaeo-astronomy of the Vedic texts). Dr. Edwin ...


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Why this is only unacceptable to Hindus. No not only to the Hindus but it is well known in rest of the world that Aryan Invasion Theory is wrong. It looks like you are more impressed with the 120 year myth created by F. Max Muller in 1848. And is biased towards western Indologist ,ignoring new research conducted by Hindu scholars and their opinions ...


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The Aryan "Invasion" Theory is disputed. As much as there is proof Aryan invasion, there is as much against it. See The Aryan Invasion Theory: The Final Nail in its Coffin. The people known as Aryans could as well been sister civilization of the Indus valley people and lived around the Saraswati river, thus many collectively call it Sindhu-Saraswati ...


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The word Arya is used in Vasistha Dharma Sutras as follows: The country of the Âryas (Âryâvarta) lies to the east of the region where (the river Sarasvatî) disappears, to the west of the Black-forest, to the north of the Pâripâtra (mountains), to the south of the Himâlaya. 8 (According to others it lies to the south of the Himâlaya) and to the ...


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Preface: this answer is hugely lacking in details, which I hope to add later. For more detailed and evidence-based views on the matter, consider consulting the following discussions: What are the latest publications demolishing the Aryan invasion/migration theory? at History.SE (note: there aren't many, aside from some confusion about the genetic evidence ...


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In addition to @SwiftPushkar's excellent answer: Argument A1) http://nature.com/articles/srep26555 from "nature" journal established that Harappan civilization is 8000 years old and collapsed due to weaker monsoon and climate change, not due to any invasion Argument A2) B. B. Lal is a renowned archeologist and former Director General of the ...


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Rigveda mentions many tribes as enemies and friends but perhaps the most clear indication of the friendly as well as unfriendly tribes comes from the account of the Dasrajna Battle described in the Rigveda. In this battle, the chief king is Sudas of the Trstu tribe. It should be noted that most Vedic verses were written down within the boundaries of the Puru ...


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The Vedas are set in the framework of the geography of the Indian subcontinent. This is clearly obvious through the innumerable references to geographical features. For example, the River Hymn (Nadi Suktam) RV 10.75 lists all the major rivers of northern India in precise order from east to west. RV 10.75.5: इमं मे गङ्गे यमुने सरस्वति शुतुद्रि स्तोमं सचता ...


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There is no spiritual principle that is behind the opposition to AMT by many Hindus. The reasons for the opposition is spelled out very lucidly in this site: http://talageri.blogspot.in/2018/04/what-is-value-of-new-genomic-evidence.html?m=1 Sri Srikant Talageri is the principal Indian scholar behind the Out of India Theory (OIT). The main point is that ...


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Untouchability is as old as the Hindu varṇa system which also includes the caṇḍālas – persons of the lowest and most despised of the mixed castes. The Āpastamba Dharmasūtra says it's a sin to touch a caṇḍāla: Thus after having undergone a long punishment in the next world, a person who has stolen (the gold of a Brāhmaṇa) or killed a (Brāhmaṇa) is ...


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As a child I have seen few mythological series like the Ramayana & Mahabharata and have heard this word 'Arya' many times but don't think it was in context to Aryan race! 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 ...


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The Aryan theory is trusted by Westerners on Indians. One may keep quoting un-endingly on this, the fact remains, Aryans do not exist. If Aryans were a superior race or civilization, there should exist a civilization older than Hinduism, the truth is - none exists better than Hindu civilization. Request the readers to read "Holy Science" of Sri Yukteswar ...


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The cause for your confusion is the literal interpretation of Manusmṛti. See how Medhātithi interprets the same verse (2.23) in his manubhāṣya: kṛṣṇasārastu carati mṛgo yatra svabhāvataḥ | sa jñeyo yajñiyo deśo mlecchadeśastvataḥ paraḥ || 23 || But the region where the spotted deer roams by nature is to be known as the ‘land fit for sacrificial ...


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The problem with the historians & anthropologist is They Conclude something unidirectionally based on various available Limited incomplete samples or premises. But the work of fate is not limited to their intellect. It is not necessary that the things should work based on limited understanding of various logists & ians, derived from limited ...


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