Vedic People: Their Hi...
Rajesh Kochhar
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Vedic People: Their History and Geography

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This book argues that a major part of the Rgveda was composed in south Afghanistan (after c.1700 BC) before the Rgvedic people entered the Punjab plain and well before they moved east of the Ganga River. The author asserts that during their migrations the Indo-Aryans not only carried with them their rituals and hymns but also place and river names which they selectively re...more
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Sangam Books Ltd
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A short and excellent summation of current thinking about the origin and the movement of the composers of the Rg Vedas.

The author (an astrophysicist) posits the theory that the Rg Veda was actually composed when the "aryan" people were living in Afghanistan and that they brought their geography and spoken literature with them when they moved into the region around the Indus first and the Ganges-Yamuna plains.
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