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The Invasion That Never Was

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Since the nineteenth century india's ancient history from vedic times and the true content of the veda have both been distorted by a blinked and unsympathetic scholarship. British rulers, European scholars and missionaries combined in a campaign to disparage the roots of indian civilization, and used the groundless theory of an Aryan invasion of India in order to sow seeds ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2001)
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Harini Srinivasan
It's incredible and shocking that so many generations have swallowed the myth of an 'Aryan invasion' all their years! I hope this fascinating and very accessible book, aimed at children, will be prescribed reading in schools, enabling us to shed our divisive delusions.
Riku Sayuj
Jan 08, 2012 Riku Sayuj rated it it was ok
Too repetitive and not entirely as factual as it pretends to be. The second part of the book on the Gayatri mantra was poetic and beautiful.
VijayaRaghavan S N
History was never my favored course. It reflected on my answer sheets well enough. So even though I remember learning about Aryan Invasion I don't even have a vague idea of what was taught. Lucky me I guess. Who would want to learn something that was a cooked up story? A point I can use when next time my dad says his usual 'Had you spend more time learning history in classes.. ' dialogue. Because I loathed history (the subject) I couldn't care less when Danino came to our college to have a talk ...more
Ibrahim
Aug 13, 2015 Ibrahim marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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http://archaeologyonline.net/artifact...

"in different tribal population groups, existence of Y-haplogroup R1a* in ancestors and extended phylogenetic analyses of the pooled dataset of 530 Indians, 224 Pakistanis and 276 Central Asians and Eurasians bearing the R1a1* haplogroup supported the autochthonous origin of R1a1 lineage in India and a tribal link to Indian Brahmins."
http://www.nature.com/jhg/journal/v54...
Gaurav Nawani
Nov 08, 2012 Gaurav Nawani rated it it was amazing
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A thought proving book. Its been a shame of Indian intellect and meek political will to not arrest the trend of instilling our children with the lies of our origins shouted from rooftops buy our colonial masters and every other tom dick and Barry who could only just afford the spices we have been selling them since the dawn of ages.
Samanvay
Jul 14, 2012 Samanvay rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The facts given may be true but the language is extremely biased
Topsy Kamchi
Informative yet biased.
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Michel Danino was born in France in 1956. At the age of 21, after four years of higher scientific studies, he decided to live in India, where he first took part in the English translation, editing and publication of books related to Sri Aurobindo and Mother. A student of Indian civilization, culture and history, he has lectured widely and published research papers in journals of archaeology and In ...more
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