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Saraswati Sindhu Civilization by BBLAL

Saraswati Sindhu Civilization by BBLAL

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Saraswati Sindhu Civilization
Saraswati Sindhu Civilization

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Published by: Mahanagar on Jul 08, 2009
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OSTRICH-LIKEATTITUDEIS PERPETUATING THEARYAN INVASIONMYTH
ByB. B. LAL
Director General (Retd.)Archaeological Survey of India
 
 
2
THE
BACKGROUND
OFTHE MYTH
In 19
th
Cent. Max Muller dated Vedas to1200 BCE on an ad hoc basisObjections by scholarsMax Muller surrenders
(Physical Religion 
,1890): “Whether the Vedic hymns werecomposed in 1000 or 1500 or 2000 or 3000 BC, no power on earth will ever determine.”Pity, some scholars still cling to 1200 BCEand dare not cross this
Lakshamana Rekha 
 
3
.
In 1920s Harappan Civilization wasdiscovered and dated to 3
rd
mill. BCE onthe basis of its contacts with West AsiancivilizationSince the Vedas had already been dated,be it wrongly, to 1200 BCE, the
Harappan Civilization
was
declared tobe Non-Vedic. And since the onlyother major language-group was theDravidian, it was readily assumedthat the Harappans were a Dravidian-speaking people.
In 1946 Wheeler discovered a fort atHarappa; and since the Aryan god Indra ismentioned in the
Rigveda 
as
puramdara,
i.e. ‘destroyer of forts’, he declared that
Aryan Invaders destroyed Harappan

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