Overview for The Aryan Problem: A Linguistic Approach
The Aryan Problem - A Linguistic Approach presents fresh linguistic evidence to solve several complications of the issue. Archaeological evidence is also presented side by side when it has been considered to be complimentary to the linguistic evidence. The Aryan problem is attacked chiefly with a revolutionary reassessment of the date of Rigveda on the basis of fresh linguistic evidence assisted by the archaeological evidence. The date of Rigveda has been proved to be beyond 5000 BC. The revised date of Rigveda solves several other problems; for example the Indus civilization naturally comes late than the Vedic civilization. Since fresh Archaeological evidence proves Indus civilization to be Aryan; but according to the revised date of Rigveda, the Indus civilization indicates the Puranic stage or a later stage. The original home of Indo-European has also been reconsidered and it has been shown that it was possible for the Aryans to go to other parts of Indo-European area from India. The evidence of the migration of the Gypsies gives a clue to the change of Proto Indo-European a to a,e,o in several Indo-European languages and to migrations from India in ancient days. A probable common origin of Indo-European and Dravidian has also been attempted. The work presents evidence of horse for Aryan migration from India to outside. Besides evidence of cotton, iron etc. have also been utilized for fixation of the date of Rigveda. Thus the work presents sufficient evidence for a reconsideration of several vital problems of Aryan migration.
Satya Swarup Misra (Author)
Professor Dr. Satya Swarup Misra is well-Known in the national and international level as a thorough scholar in Indo-European Linguistics. Professor Misra is also a noted Sanskritist, having good grasp over the language of the Samhitas and the Brahmanas. He has more than two dozens of research works to his credit. Professor Misra is a senior professor in the Department of Linguistics in the Banaras Hindu University.