Author:Thomas R. Trautmann (ed.)

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The Aryan Debate

By: Thomas R. Trautmann (ed.)

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021546

ISBN: 0195692004

Condition: New


Did the Sanskrit-speaking Aryans enter India from Iran or Central Asia, or were they indigenous to India and authors of the Indus Civilization? This question is central to the debate that has informed Indian history writing, and has been strongly contested in public discussions for over a decade. This volume brings together a selection of significant writings since the eighteenth century to illustrate the historical development of the Aryan debate. In a lucid introduction, Trautmann examines three groundbreaking discoveries that led to the debate: the discovery of the Indo-European language f... View more info