Item Code: IDE475
by Malati J. ShendgeHardcover (Edition: 1996)
Size: 8.6" X 5.6"
Pages: 142 (B & W Illus: 7, Figures: 2)
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This short monograph is just not yet another book on the controversial clan of the Aryans. It has the distinction of being an unbiased, factual statement, which has been lacking, despite the fact that it has been one of the favourite topics of the Vedic scholars and the Indo-Europeanists.
It is written with a clearcut objective of knowing the facts about the Aryas, her comments try to guide the reader as how to understand them. This book thus has a limited aim. Bare facts are documented and not stretched to suit the exigencies of a theory. The author has no theory to propound. But at the same time no external framework is accepted.
The romantic dreams woven by the earlier generations of scholars are not found in the Rgveda, the main source of information. And therefore it is possible to see to what extent it was just the play of fancy.
With these facts, the author reconstructs the historical events, with supporting archaeological evidence.
About the Author:
The author, a well-known student of Indian culture, does not need any introduction. She has already published three books introducing a new point of view. They are widely read. Her ideas spring from her sources and they are refreshingly original. She has changed through this and other volumes our understanding of the early history of India and Indian culture.
|List of Illustrations||xi|
|II||The Term 'Arya' in Rgveda and Avesta||11|
|III||The Rgvedic Associations: The Arya Clans||26|
|IV||Indra, the Arya Leader and Hero||29|
|V||The Arya Foes of the Aryans||32|
|VI||The Object and Route of Aindra Trek||35|
|VII||The Clan-Father of the Aindras, Manu||41|
|VIII||Life of the Aindras in Vedic Literature||47|
|IX||The Archaeological Evidence of Aindra Migration to the Indus Valley||51|
|X||The Iranian and Mesopotamian Evidence for Jhukaran Affinities||66|
|XI||The Sumerians in the 2nd Millennium B.C.||85|
|XII||The Peoples and Their Movements||91|
|XIII||The Language of the Aryans and Some New Linguistic Correspondences||97|