Understanding dead civilisations is dead easy. Grand hypotheses or criticism on scanty evidence can be heady wine. Archaeologists can speculate freely about
World’s oldest living civilisation,
The North Indian Geography
This North Indian geography radiates out and spreads on the Uttarapatha (the Western world knows this as the Silk Route) to modern day
Intermarriage, trade, alliances, diplomacy, military campaigns stretched and contracted zones of influence in this melting pot of peoples. Many board games played today were born along the Uttarapatha (the
In modern terms this geography was influenced significantly, by Greeks, Roman, Persian, Chinese and Indic cultures - in order of increasing importance. Indian classical characters have origins from various (now foreign) lands. Kaikeyi was a Caucasian /Iranian princess. Draupadi’s marriage with Pandavas was solemnised as per Tibetan practice (where polyandry is an accepted customs amongst in the ruling class). Indian spiritual exchanges continued well till the advent of the colonial period. Guru Nanak Dev’s 11 years travel in the Middle East and his religious discussions with Bahlol Dana at
Three major religions now dominate this Greater North Indian geography. Islam dominates most of modern Central Asia. Buddhism has deep roots in Modern Tibet,
It is the North-of Vindhiya
British colonial understanding of India depended on limited and intermittent Greco-Roman writers for the definition of
Aryan Invasion & Migration Theory
Max Mueller’s theory, a German (orientalist, whatever they are) popularised a theory that originates the Indic civilisation from the Central Asia down to
Post colonial historical revision is proposing new theories. These new hypotheses presuppose that Aryans moved from India to the Anatolian plains and established the Babylonian cultures of
In 1906-07, an Turkish archeologist , Theodore Makridi-Bey, started excavations at Hattusas (Boghazkoi), 150-200 kms from
Deciphered cuneiform tablets show worship of Varuna, Mitra and Indra - Gods worshipped by Indo Aryans. Rulers and Kings had names likes Shutruk (Shatrughna), Tushrutta (Dashratha) Rama-Sin (Assyrian Moon Good was Sin; in other words Ramachandra) Warad (Bharat) and immediately before and after Hammurabi - the world’s first law giver. The Elam culture had a language which is similar to Dravidian languages. The Mitannite Kikuli wrote on how to manage chariot horses. Egyptian king, Amenhotep I, married a Mittanite princesses. The Elamite were founders of the first kingdom in the Iranian geography.
In the new theoryof migration from
In 1987, north of
What Does This Mean
European historians have traditionally dated Aryan Indian civilisation at 1500-1800BC. The
January 19th, 1992, an archaeologist, Albert Glock was killed. Many rumours, many allegations and many theories. What is it that he had discovered? Why did his discovery make it essential to kill him? Israelis, Palestinians?
In 1996, another writer made waves - Suzanne L. Marchand (Down from Olympus: Archaeology and Philhellenism in
If King Ram-Sin (1822-1763 B.C.), also Rim Sin, who ruled from the capital city of Larsa, a few miles north of Ur shortly before Hammurabi’s time was an Indian Aryan, then the history of the world changes.
It implies: -
- Indians Aryans had reached the borders of
- Indian priests at Ur, managed the
where the world’s first banking was carried out. of temple Babylon
- Ramayana, Upanishads, Puranas, Vedas were already composed and far ahead of any known civilisation at that time.
- Was the Temple Of Ishtar a temple to Lakshmi?
- Were the
a place where Sanskrit was propogated? Of Tower Babel and Urals where significant gold deposits have been mined is the site for the Sinshastha Arkaim. Russia
- The cylindrical seals at
were similar to the Ur seals - including a sacred bull. Indus Valley
For most modern Western historians (and also modern Indian historians), only the Core North India, is Indian history, society and culture. This is the history which British propagated and showed
Some of the myths that have taken root and which have done much damage to the post colonial