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She is presently completing a translation of the Bhagavad Gita.
Her current book project is a collection and analysis of a series of life histories of women Sanskritists in India.
First, archaeologists consider some of the recent findings and interpretations of the archaeological record, focusing particularly on the issue of the relationship between the Indus Valley archaeological complex and the culture of the Indo-Aryans as expressed in the Vedic texts.
These chapters consider whether there was more continuity between the two civilizations than has been assumed in earlier works, and evaluate whether there is enough evidence to establish a definitive scholarly consensus as to whether or not the Indus civilization was actually Indo-Aryan.
I r\ I* Also available as a printed book see title verso for ISBN details THE INDO-ARYAN CONTROVERSY For the first time in a single volume, this book presents the various arguments in the Indo-Aryan controversy by some of the principal scholars in this field of study.
Finally, historians contribute historiographical contexts for the debates, stressing the ways in which positions on this issue might be influenced by socio-political or ideological currents, both in the early debates in the nineteenth century as well as today. Bryant received his doctorate from Columbia University in 1997, where he taught Sanskrit and Hindi.British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data A catalog record for this book has been requested ISBN 0-203-64188-4 Master e-book ISBN ISBN 0-203-67837-0 (Adobe e Reader Format) ISBN 0-700-71462-6 (hbk) ISBN 0-700-71463^1 (pbk) CONTENTS List of contributors vii Acknowledgments xi Introduction 1 LAURIE L.PATTON PART I Archaeology 19 1 Culture change during the Late Harappan period at Harappa: new insights on Vedic Aryan issues 21 JONATHAN MARK KENOYER 2 Aryan invasion of India: perpetuation of a myth 50 B. LAL 3 South Asian archaeology and the myth of Indo-Aryan invasions 75 JIM G. LICHTENSTEIN PART II Archaeology and linguistics 105 4 The cultural counterparts to Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Uralic and Proto-Aryan: matching the dispersal and contact patterns in the linguistic and archaeological record 107 ASKO PARPOLA AND CHRISTIAN CARPELAN CONTENTS 5 Archaeology and language: the case of the Bronze Age Indo-Iranians 142 CARL C.Additionally, authors debate whether contact between Indo-Aryan and non-Indo-Aryan languages (such as Dravidian or Munda) is the result of Indo-Aryan as a language intruding into the subcontinent, or whether other types of mutual interactions between those languages can account for such contacts.Third, philological scholars sieve through the Vedic texts to find clues that might situate the Vedic Aryans in space and time by correlating them with the archaeological record.