Dates of written Rgveda

Paul Kekai Manansala kekai at JPS.NET
Tue Mar 14 17:38:03 UTC 2000

Koenraad Elst wrote:
> Friends,
> Just returned from India, carrying among other things the freshly published
> Deciphered Harappan Script by N. Jha & N.S. Rajaram.
> I find a question addressed to me about the horse evidence.  Well, I have
> nothing to add to the status quaestionis, with archaeologists like BB Lal
> claiming that a number of horse remains have been found in a dozen Harappan
> sites.  Still very marginal, of course, and in that sense an argument from
> silence against the identification of Harappa with a horse-centred culture.
> Considering that Shereen Ratnagar has argued against a much broader argument
> from silence, viz. the absence of traces of an Aryan invasion which in her
> opinion need not prove the absence of such an invasion, I suppose we need
> not jump to conclusions in the case of the paucity of horse remains either.

I don't know of any uncovered culture (archaeologically) in India that
could be described as "horse-centered."

Paul Kekai Manansala

Check out

More information about the INDOLOGY mailing list