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1.1 POLITICIZING A LINGUISTIC THEORY
1.1.4 Indo-Europe and the Nouvelle Droite
1.1.6 Fondness for caste
1.2.1 The AIT and the “anti-national forces”
1.2.2 Crank racism
1.2.3 Anti-Brahminism and anti-Semitism
1.2.4 Foreign support for anti-Brahminism
1.2.6 Indian Marxism
1.2.7 Marxism against India
1.2.8 The establishment vs. the outsiders
1.2.9 Indian Marxists abroad
1.3. POLITICIZATION AS AN OBSTACLE TO RESEARCH 29
1.3 POLITICIZATION AS AN OBSTACLE TO RESEARCH
1.3.1 Taboo on Indo-European studies
1.3.2 Paradigm inertia
1.3.3 Political excuse for non-argumentation: the West
1.3.4 Political excuse for non-argumentation: India
1.4 A CASE STUDY IN AIT POLEMIC
1.4.1 A primer in AIT polemic
1.4.3 Rajaram vs. Hitler
1.4.4 The importance of being white
1.4.5 Nehru’s testimony
1.4.6 From Harappa to Ayodhy¯a
1.4.7 The denial of history
1.4.8 Blood and soil
1.4.9 Nazis in India
1.5 SOME RED HERRINGS
1.5.3 Hitler again
1.5.4 The Muslim factor
1.5.5 Pakistani Indus, Bharatiya Saraswat¯i
Aryans as servants of imperialism
1.6 CONCLUSION
2.1 DATING THE R. G-VEDA
2.2 ANCIENT HINDU ASTRONOMY
2.2.1 Astronomical tables
2.2.2 Ancient observation, modern confirmation
2.2.3 The start of Kali-Yuga
2.3 THE PRECESSION OF THE EQUINOX
2.3.1 The slowest hand on the clock
2.3.2 Some difficulties
2.3.3 Regulus at summer solstice
2.3.4 One Veda can hide another
2.4 ADDITIONAL ASTRONOMICAL INDICATIONS
2.4.1 The Saptars.i cycle
2.4.2 A remarkable eclipse
2.4.3 Cosmic data in Vedic ritual
2.4.4 The Zodiac
2.4.5 India as the metropolis
2.5 CONCLUSION
3.1 INTRODUCTION
3.1.1 Evidence sweeping everything before it
3.1.2 Down with the linguistic evidence
3.2. ORIGIN OF THE LINGUISTIC ARGUMENT 75
3.2 ORIGIN OF THE LINGUISTIC ARGUMENT
3.2.1 Linguistic and geographical distance from the origins
3.2.2 Kentum/Satem
3.3.2 Geographical distribution
3.3.3 Linguistic paleontology’s failure
3.3.4 Positive evidence from linguistic paleontology
3.4. EXCHANGES WITH OTHER LANGUAGE FAMILIES 83
3.4 EXCHANGES WITH OTHER LANGUAGE FAMILIES
3.4.1 Souvenirs of language contacts
3.4.2 Sumerian
3.4.3 Uralic
3.4.4 “Nostratic”
3.4.5 Semitic
3.4.6 Dravidian substratum elements
3.4.7 Sino-Tibetan
3.4.8 Austronesian
3.5 CONCLUSION
4.1 DEMOGRAPHICAL COMMON SENSE
4.1.1 A beehive
4.1.2 Civilization and demography
4.2 TEXTUAL EVIDENCE
4.2.1 Ayu and Amavasu
4.2.2 Iranians in the R. g-Veda
4.2.3 The south was on their right-hand side
4.2.4 Geographical implications of Vedic chronology
4.3. WHERE DID THE KURGAN PEOPLE COME FROM? 109
4.3 WHERE DID THE KURGAN PEOPLE COME FROM?
4.3.1 Kurgan immigrants
4.3.2 Eastern origins
4.4 THE HORSE EVIDENCE
4.4.1 The horse and IE expansion
4.4.2 The absence of horse remains
4.4.3 The presence of horse remains
4.5 VEDIC ARYANS IN WEST ASIA
4.5.1 The Kassite and Mitannic peoples
4.5.2 The Sumerian connection
4.6 MEMORY OF THE URHEIMAT
4.6.1 Poetry vs. history
4.6.2 Value of the Pur¯an.as
4.6.3 Dynastic history in the Pur¯an.as
4.6.4 Emigrations in the Pur¯an.as
4.6.7 R¯ama in the Avesta?
4.7 INDRA AND ´SIVA
4.7.1 Indra stands accused
4.8 INVASIONIST TERMS IN THE VEDAS
4.8.1 D¯asa
4.8.2 Asura
4.8.3 Speech defects
4.8.4 Black
4.9. THE EVIDENCE FROM PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 133
4.9 THE EVIDENCE FROM PHYSICAL ANTHROPOL-
4.9.1 Continuity between castes
4.9.2 Family traits
4.9.3 Mixing of castes
4.9.4 Tribals and “Caucasians”
4.9.5 Language and genetics
4.9.8 Evidence of immigration?
4.9.9 Conclusion
Some New Arguments
5.1 A REMARKABLE BOOK
5.2 EVIDENCE PROVIDED BY PHYSICAL ANTHRO-
5.2.1 A touchy subject
5.2.2 A challenge to monogenism?
5.2.3 The Veddoid aboriginals
5.2.4 Waves of immigrants
5.3 THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
5.3.2 The Bactrian culture
5.3.3 Bactria vs. Harappa
5.3.4 The Bactrian Tripura
5.3.7 Bactrian invasion into India
5.3.8 Why Harappa suffered decline
5.3.10 Scriptural evidence
5.3.11 Comparison with archaeological reconstruction in Europe
5.4 LINGUISTIC ARGUMENTS
5.4.1 East-Asian influences
5.4.2 Is Dravidian native to India?
5.4.3 Afro-Dravidian kinship
5.4.4 Additional indications for Afro-Dravidian
5.4.5 Uralic-Dravidian kinship
5.4.6 Geographical distribution of IE languages
5.5 THE EVIDENCE FROM COMPARATIVE RELIGION
Aryan contributions to indigenous culture
5.5.2 The li˙nga
5.5.3 Harappan and Vedic fire cult
5.5.4 More on Harappan vs. Vedic
5.5.5 The impact of East-Asian mythology
5.5.6 Some caveats to comparatists
5.5.7 Harappa, teacher of China?
5.5.8 The Harappan contribution
5.6 CONCLUSION
Departing Thoughts
6.1 SOME FALSE PROBLEMS
6.1.1 Glottochronology
6.1.2 Zarathushtra’s chronology
6.1.3 The West-Asian term “Asura”
6.1.4 Greater India
6.1.5 Simple and avoidable mistakes
6.2 THINGS TO DO
6.2.1 The archaeological job
6.2.2 Literary testimony to Harappan decline
6.2.3 Let us keep on doubting
6.3 THE NON-INVASIONIST MODEL
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Update on the AIT

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A fascinating study by Dr. Koenraad Elst. A setting right of facts concerning the notorious "Aryan Invasion Theory" by the well-known Indological scholar.
A fascinating study by Dr. Koenraad Elst. A setting right of facts concerning the notorious "Aryan Invasion Theory" by the well-known Indological scholar.

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