The Aryan Debate
Thomas R. Trautmann
Oxford University Press, 2005 - History - 289 pages
This book, the seventh in the Debates series, brings together a selection of significant essays on the extremely topical Aryan debate. The central question behind this selection is, did the Sanskrit-speaking Aryans enter India from the Northwest in 1500 BC, or were they indigenous to India and identical with the people who inhabited the Indus Valley between 2800 - 1500.
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The Indus Civilization
Linguistic Prehistory of India
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