8th June 2015
My analysis disproves the “Out of India” theory of the recent Hindutva fanatics
I knew the Hindutva people are wrong. ALWAYS wrong. Without fail.
But like any good scientist, I went into the question with an open mind. However, within 3 days of reading/ thinking it has become clear that the Out of India theory is blatantly wrong.
In other words, Sanskrit was NOT indigenous to India. Nor was the Rig Veda/its gods/moral concepts.
I’ve assembled my proofs in a little booklet called Into India or Out of India? Did Rig Vedic gods and Sanskrit come to India or go out of India? You can download it here.
Key proofs are listed below. Details in the booklet.
Proof 1: The Rig Veda was transmitted only within India. Why did its transmission fail everywhere else?
Proof 2: All linguists have identified the proto-Indo-Aryan language in the steppes/ Turkey
Proof 3: “Rig Vedic gods” make their first written presence in North Syria– Its gods are ancient middle-Eastern gods
Proof 4: Rig Vedic poets were natural born horse riders, but the Indian horse is no better than a donkey
Proof 4A: How can a weaker culture – without the horse – dominate a stronger one?
Proof 5: No genuine war chariots in India: only carts.
Proof 6: Rig Vedic gods soon disappear in India
Proof 7: Rig Vedic gods and people loved soma, but that’s only found in central Asian highlands
Proof 8: Rig Veda does not know about ceramic (fired) bricks, but Indus valley civilisation had discovered them. It had nothing, therefore, to do with the Indus Valley civilisation
Proof 9: Rig Veda knows about colder region plants and animals, but eastern forms of indo-Aryan have no idea bout India’s tropical plants and animals
Proof 10: Rig Vedic Sanskrit has been significantly amended, and its gods have changed, as Vedic people moved into mainland India
We are now back to where Swami Dayanand Saraswati and even Tilak thought about the issue: that the Hindu religion is an import from somewhere in the West of India. Even the older Hindtuva fanatics did not make such assertions, about an Out of India theory.
Where precisely did all this start? I don’t think I have an answer. That’s a debate for scientists. For me the only question was: Are Hindutva fanatics right? And the answer is a resounding NO.
How did this language/ culture come into India? Was it an “invasion”, a “migration” or “assimilation”? I don’t know. Nor is that my area of interest – for now.