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In the days when historian supposed that history had begun with Greece Europe gladly believed that India has been a hotbed of barbarism In 1924 the world of scholarship was again roused by news from India Sir John Marshall announced that he had discovered at Mohenjo-daro on the western bank of the lower Indus remains of what seemed to be an older civilization than any yet know to historians The indications are that Mohenjo-daro was at its height when Cheops built the first great pyramid that it had commercial religious and artistic connections with Sumeria and Babylonia It survived over 3000 years until the third century before Christ Source The Story of Civilization by Will Durant pg 394-396 Since the nineteenth century Indias ancient history from Vedic times and the true content of the Veda have both been distorted by a blinkered and unsympathetic scholarship British rulers European scholars and missionaries combined in a campaign to disparage the roots of Indian civilization and used the wholly groundless Aryan Invasion theory to sow seeds of division in the Indian society - divide and rule but also divide and convert The same fallacies continue to be promoted today Unfortunately many of the wounds the Aryan invasion theory inflicted on Indian society are still painfully open today nurtured as they have been by missionaries Marxist historians and politicians who together have made sure that divisions between castes have been sharpening rather than subsiding - for the simple reason that without such divisions they would all be out of business Today it is necessary to examines the birth of the Aryan myth and the misuses it has bred it then give s a fresh look at the invasion theory in the light of recent scientific evidence and shows how it now stands overwhelmingly disproved In the dogmatic rigid world of Western academic philosophy rarely are outsiders namely Indian scholars fully appreciated Dr B R Ambedkar famous for
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