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After Meluhha, The Melange

India was never isolated. It’s seen a number of migrations, including the Vedic ‘Aryans’—and the Veda was no continuation of Harappan religion.

After Meluhha, The Melange
After Meluhha, The Melange
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2018-08-03T15:27:38+05:30

Slice Of Pie

  • Proto-Indo-European was spoken in the Pontic-Caspian steppe around 4000 BC.
  • Spread through Eurasia. One line went west, into Europe. One, Indo-Iranian, came south.
  • The Indo-Aryan family branched off from that.

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Michael Witzel is the Wales Professor of Sanskrit at Harvard University. At a conference earlier this year, he gave a talk tit­led Beyond the Flight of the Falcon: Early ‘Aryans’ within and outside India, to be published in Kumkum Roy et al. Excerpts from a version edited and extended for Outlook:

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