Posted on September 7, 2019, 5:08 PM IST
The Aryan Invasion Debunked by New Archaeological Evidences
A team of 28 researchers led by former vice chancellor Dr. Vasant Shinde of Deccan College, Pune have debunked the ‘Aryan Invasion Theory’ floated around by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. Wheeler in his hypothesised theory states that the remains of the indegenious people found on the Citadel area of Mohenjodaro were massacred by invaded Aryans.
But the recent studies done by the Dr. Vasant Shinde and team members which included Vageesh Narasimhan and David Reich of Harvard Medical School and Niraj Rai of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeosciences concluded that the remains found have indeed died of a massive flood in the region. They also proudly stated that the Indian civilization had already exsisted on par of the 2000 BC Mesopotamian civilisation.
The other key findings of this research are that farming was indigenous part of India since ancient time. It contradicts the theory that Iran migrants proposed farming as a part of life while settling in this region. It also confirms that Harappan genes are present in varying number among the inhabitants of South Asia. This totally debunks the theory that the Harappan civilization had Iranian origins.
This confirms that Vedic culture was developed by the indigenous people of South Asia. It also premises that Harappans were Vedic based on the strong evidence by studying their DNA found from the skeletal remains.
In short, the Rakhigarhi DNA study confirms the earlier perceptive that the Harappan Civilization was built by a mixed population of First Indians and West Asians, and that the Steppe pastoralists who brought Indo-Aryan languages to India were not present in the region then.