ARYAN INVASION THEORY
About the Aryan Invasion Theory:
- Aryan Invasion Theory is a theory that claims that the Aryans invaded Europe
- Max Muller was the first to propose AIT.
- According to this account, the Indo-Aryans moved into India rather than invading it, but the indigenous peoples were nonetheless subjugated and had Indo-Aryan religion (Hinduism) and culture imposed on them.
- It has so far served as the foundation upon which Indian history has been written. Its central thesis is made up of three parts:
- The Harappan or Indus Valley Culture, which flourished in western India and present-day Pakistan, was founded by “dark-skinned” Dravidians who constructed a peaceful, highly developed urban civilization known as the Harappan or Indus Valley Civilization (IVC).
- Around 1500 BCE, a nomadic race known as the Indo-Aryans invaded and subjugated India from the west. Central Asia, Scandinavia, North Germany, Hungary, and Ukraine were all cited as possible homelands for these ‘Aryans’ / Indo-Europeans.
- They annihilated the ancient Dravidian civilisation, oppressed the locals, and forced them to migrate to the south of India.
- The Indo-Aryans were white-skinned people who spoke Vedic Sanskrit and wrote the Vedas, as well as imposing Indo-Aryan religion (Hinduism) and civilization.
Source: THE HINDU.