Indo-Aryan migration vs Indigenous origin - scholarly debate

Paul (Kekai) Manansala sac51900 at SACLINK.CSUS.EDU
Mon Mar 16 02:03:25 UTC 1998

On Sun, 15 Mar 1998, S Krishna wrote:

> Charles Poncet says:
> >> >
> >Talking about scholarship and the sometimes inevitable overlap with
> >"political" issues, what do you guys make of the contention, recently
> >expressed in a book by David Frawley and Georg Feuerstein, that the
> >whole idea of an Aryan invasion is a western invention and that the
> >Indus civilization essentially disappeared because of a change in the
> >course of the Sarasvati river ? I found the book entertaining and well
> >argued, if at times a little manichean,
> In this context does anybody have the adds of Dr Klaus Kostermaier of
> UManitoba? IF so, with consensus may we invite him to take part in this
> AIT/AMT debate? He was the academic who gave Messrs Kak,Feurstein
> and Frawley a glowing review; this review is normally passed off by this
> school as *proof* of it's mainstream acceptance.
>   I'm sure we would all benefit from finding out why Dr Kostermaier says
> what he says.....

Where does the Journal of Indo-European Studies fall into all this
controversy.  I remember some articles from that publication that
seemed to suggest that the Indus Valley civilization was "Aryan."

Paul Kekai Manansala

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