Linguistics and Out-of-India model

Paul (Kekai) Manansala sac51900 at SACLINK.CSUS.EDU
Sat Feb 21 01:10:44 UTC 1998

On Fri, 20 Feb 1998, Edwin Bryant wrote:

> My dissertation will hopefully be available soon.  Madhav has notified you
> of the forthcoming Aryan and Non-Aryan volume, which, as I understand
> (but have not yet read since it was not presented at the conference),
> contains an article by Hock on the linguistic evidence *in support* of the
> Aryan migration hypothesis. I am also co-editing a volume with
> Laurie Patton specifically on this debate (hopefully for classroom
> use) which Curzon is picking up. So there will soon be plenty of
> extensive material on these issues by critical scholars upon which you can
> all draw your own conclusions.  The important thing is to extract this
> debate from the exclusive monopoly of people who have overt agendas
> but a much less overt level of critical scholarly ability (or interest).
> In other words, there will soon be alternative sources to Rajaram and
> Frawley, etc.

There are already are alternatives.  Try _The archaeology of ancient
Indian cities_ by Dilip K. Chakrabarti (Delhi: Oxford India, 1995,
1997).  Allchin's book also summarized many of the problems
and contrary evidence against the Aryan migration theory.

Paul Kekai Manansala

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