About the Book
Since the formulation of Indo-European theory in the 19th c., Sanskrit has been considered the language brought over by the Aryas. This raised the question after the discovery of the Harappan culture: what was the language of the Harappans? This book tries to answer this question.
The Rigveda and the Vedic literature have also been considered the Aryan cultural heritage because in Rigveda clan name of the Aryas remained little known. Having shown that the Asuras and their allies fought with the Aryan migrants and that the Asuras were the Harappans, the author goes on to identify the language spoken and written bt them. With ample language data, analysed with comparative method, the process of linguistic change from the language of Asuras viz Akkadian to Sanskrit is traced in detail. This work, along with her other works, completes the picture and generates a fresh understanding of the complex pattern of prehistory of Indian languages and Indian culture on rational and logical basis. It throws light on many unanswered questions.
About the Author
(Ms) Malati J. Shendge, a well-known Indologist, has already given us three books, viz.,'The Civilized Demons: The Harappans in Rigveda' (1977),' rigveda, the original meaning and its recovery' (1990),' The Aryas: Facts without Fancy and Fiction' (1994), and several articles in learned journals. With this book she completes the presentation of the new approach to the understanding of Indian protohistory.
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