The Aryans (again); 19th century discourse.
witzel at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Dec 22 11:33:36 UTC 1998
The Aryans, again?!
What about reading a few history books before writing something like
On Tue, 22 Dec 1998, Paul Kekai Manansala wrote:
> That would depend on the route taken from the proposed homeland.
> Crossing the Himalayas is no easy task and it generally would be easier
> to go through certain passes. For example, study the nomadic intrusions
> into India. None came right over the Himalayas but around them and then
> down into Northwest India.
The Sakas, came, in part, via the Baltistan crossing as did a few Turkish
invaders into Kashmir (Haidar Dughlat i think) in the Middle ages, just
And there was the Chinese/Nepalese army coming to the
plains after Harsha's death, early in the 7th c ., to help his
For Baltistan (and traders) read Jettmar in Studien zur Indologie &
Iranistik a few years ago....
Michael Witzel witzel at fas.harvard.edu
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