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The quest for the origins of Vedic culture : the Indo-Aryan migration debate

Author: Edwin F Bryant
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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This work studies how Indian scholars have rejected the idea of an external origin of the Indo-Aryans, by questioning the logic assumptions and methods upon which the theory is based.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bryant, Edwin F. (Edwin Francis), 1957-
Quest for the origins of Vedic culture.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 99086274
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin F Bryant
ISBN: 0195137779 9780195137774 0195169476 9780195169478
OCLC Number: 70735976
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 387 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Myths of origin: Europe and the Aryan homeland quest. --
Early Indian response. --
Vedic philology. --
Indo-European comparative linguistics: the dethronement of Sanskrit. --
Linguistic substrata in Sanskrit texts. --
Linguistic paleontology. --
Linguistic evidence from outside India. --
The viability of a South Asian homeland. --
The Indus Valley civilization. --
Aryans in the archaeological records: the evidence outside the subcontinent. --
Aryans in the archaeological records: the evidence inside the subcontinent. --
The date of the Veda. --
Aryan origins and modern nationalist discourse.
Responsibility: Edwin Bryant.

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