Punjab and Aryavarta

Paul Kekai Manansala kekai at JPS.NET
Wed May 26 05:36:11 UTC 1999

Swaminathan Madhuresan wrote:
> When the Vedic Aryans moved further East into modern U.P., Aryavarta
> gets defined. Which Sanskrit texts downgrade the present Punjab area
> (Pakistan, India) as the land of Mlecchas and Non-Aryans? Is it in Manu?
> What about Puranas? Did this occur after Hunas, Shakas etc., invaded
> the Punjab and West India?

Even in the Rgveda, much of the Punjab was 'Dasa' territory. The 'Aryan'
land is around modern Haryana, the same region later inhabited by the
Kurus of the Mahabharata.

Paul Kekai Manansala

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