Reg Harappan Civilization and Myth of Aryan "Invasion"
Following the query of some other netters I asked around to
get more on this topic. Here is what I came up with so far.
I'll keep posted in the USENET as I get hold of more info.
Aryan Invasion Theory and Indian Nationalism By Shrikant G. Talageri. The book
can be obtained from A. Ghosh. This book provides plenty of references. Also
another book which is available is Gods, Sages and Kings by David Frawley,
which is also very useful on this subject and can be obtained by writing to
American Institute of Vedic Studies 1701 Santa Fe River Road, Santa Fe
NM 87501, (505)-983-9385.
How about the following news item?
NEW CODE TO DECOPHER INDUS SCRIPT
Times of India, February 15, 1994
New Delhi: The key to unravelling the secrets of the great Indus Valley
civilization lies in the Rig Veda, according to a German writer, who has
developed a new method to decipher and decode the Indus script, that has
defied researchers and scriptographers for centuries.
Experts are no doubt impressed by the method, but would like more in-depth
study beore they put the seal of approval. Of the few scholars, who have
claimed to have succeeded in deciphering the Indus script, the method evolved
by the German, Mr Egbert Rochter Ushanas, gives a new dimension to the
After over six years of research, he has come up with a method that relies
heavily on the verses of the ancient Rig Veda, and the premise that the holy
scripture was influenced by the Indus way of thinking. He has found striking -
if not parallel - similarities between the translations of the motifs on
Indus seals and the verses in the Rig Veda....
(The news item provides the details of the connection between Rig Vedic
hymns and the writings on Indus seals.)
According to him (mr Ushanas), it is impossible to arrive at a translation
of an Indus inscription without the Rig Veda for comparison. All the Indus
signs on the seals, including the number signs, were originally names of
Mr M.C. Joshi, former director general of the Archaelogical Survey of India
(ASI) is clearly excited about the conclusions. The deduction that the
inscriptions have parallels in the Rig Veda may need further probe, but the
methodology adopted by Mr Richter-Ushanas certainly has an interesting logic,
he told the TOINS...
If God created the world, where was He before Creation?...
Know that the world is uncreated, as time itself is, without
beginning and end.
Mahapurana (India, ninth century)
(from Hyperspace by Michio Kaku)