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Aryan Invasion and Fall of the Indus Empire

Nomadic Aryans invaded India ca. 1500 BC destroying the Indus valley civilization and
exterminating the Indus inhabitants. Thus ended the most brilliant civilization of the
ancient world. Subsequent to this invasion, India was plunged into 2000 years of the
Vedic Dark Ages. When cities were built again, it was under Scytho-Greek influence. The
ziggurat of the Indus disappeared forever.

• Ash layers indicate widespread burning down of Indus cities by the Aryans.
• Fractured skulls and mutilated skeletons display axe and sword marks due to
widespread massacre of the Indus inhabitants by Aryan invaders.
• Caste System of Apartheid similar to US South arose when white Caucasoid
Aryans crushed the Semitic (`Pani' or Phoenician) & black Dravidian inhabitants.
Shivaism is still the Dravidian religion (Tamil"civa", red, angry), while
Vaishnavism is the Indo-Aryan religion.
• Discontinuity marks the Aryan invasion in all respects. Pottery, architecture,
Aryan weapons (incl. the horse & chariot) & Aryan settlements occur towards the
end of the civilization atop the destroyed cities with primitive fire altars and the
new painted grey ware (PGW)
• Flooding is indicated by the silt deposits and was caused by the deliberate
destruction of the indus dam and irrigation system by the Aryans.
• Northern Dravidians (eg. the Brahui, Bhil and Gonds occupy isolated tracts
of North and Central India showing that the Dravidians were once spread over all
of India.
• Sanskrit Literature clearly records the Aryan invasion. Indra, chief of the
Aryan gods, is repeatedly referred to as "destroyer of cities" and exterminator of
dasyus. In Tamil literature 1500 BC is the date of the mythical destruction of
Tamil civilisation; this coincides with the Aryan invasion. In addition Sanskrit
contains many loanwords of Dravidian origin. Shiva is one example
(Tamil"civa"). Some sounds are also of Dravidian
• Astronomical Science used by the Vedic ritualists was taken from the Semito-
Dravidian Indus valley people as these were compiled during the Indus Valley and
are not referred to in the Avesta or Rig Veda.

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Aryan Invasion and Fall of the Indus Empire 
Table of Contents

• 1. Archaeological
o 1.1 Ash layers
o 1.2 Fractured skulls
o 1.3 Aryan weapons
o 1.4 Flooding by Aryan Destruction of Indus Dams
o 1.5 Aryan settlements
• 2. Anthropological
o 2.1 Northern Dravidians
o 2.2 The Black Sudroid Race , or Dravidian an African Unity
o 2.3 White Indo-Aryan Caucasoids
• 3. Literature
o 3.1 Sanskrit records
 Indra's Destruction of Harappa
o 3.2 Dravidian records
• 4. Sociological
o 4.1 Caste System
o 4.2 Sati, Child marriage
o 4.3 Cow-worship
• 5. Theological or Religious
o 5.1 Shiva
o 5.2 Fire Altars
• 6. Global Aryan Invasions
• 7. Rival Theories
• References

Around 1500 BC, the Indus civilization came, after 2000 years of prosperity, to a
comparatively abrupt end. Conclusive evidence shows that the reason for this decline, in
fact the sole reason for it, was an invasion by highly barbaric Aryans. They invaded,
destroying the Indus cities and exterminating the native peoples.

1. Archaeological Evidence

1.1 Thick Ash Layers


Thick ash layers occur in the upper strata of many Indus cities. At Nal the last phase of
the Zhob-ware was burnt down so much so that the mound is known as the Sohr Damb,
or the Red Mound, from the reddening due to fire. At Dabar Kot the upper 6 feet of the
tell show 4 thick ash layers that indicate repeated destruction by conflagration and the RG
V encrusted ware is associated with the last settlements of Harappa [ Piggott 215 ].
At the Rana Ghundai mound everywhere overlying the foundation level of the RG III c
phase there are pockets of ash. Above the RG III c phase the pottery is markedly different
from the preceding type, the RG IV phase pottery being painted with coarse bands. RG
IV was again destroyed by fire, and the RG V phase is marked by another change in
pottery. The RG V pottery is unpainted and contains patterns in relief [ Piggott p. 214 ].

1.2 Fractured Skulls

At Mohenjo-daro, Harappa and Chanhu-daro, skeletons/fragments of skeletons indicate


violent massacres in the final stages of the cities' history. Huddled skeletons of persons
murdered in the streets indicate that the mass dyings were not due to poisonings etc. but
were violent.
-- [ Piggott p. 145 ]

1.3 Aryan Weaponry

Copper axe-adzes are intrusive ar Harappan sites ( Harappa, Shahi-tump and Chanhu-
daro ) but are similar to those found at North Persian sites ( Hissar III, Shah Tepe, Turang
Tepe ) and Akkadian sites ( Assur, Sialk B cemetary : here the specimens are probably as
late as the 9th century BC ).
-- [ Piggott p.228 ]
Swords 1.5 foot long and strengthened at the mid-rib are non-Harappan and are found
only in the later strata of the cities. These swords at Mohenjo-daro have a tang and rivet
to hold the handle exactly as found in Palestine, where such implements are associated
with the Hyksos 1800-1500 BC
-- [ Piggott p. 229 ]
Copper harpoons found in the indus Valley are similar to those found in Europe and
elsewhere in Asia.
-- [ Piggott p. 237 ]

1.4 Flooding by Aryan Destruction of Indus Dams

Signs of flooding were discovered in the Indus cities, mainly in the form of silt deposits.
It was thus considered that this flooding explantaion could explain the fall of the Indus
cities and was considered as the most viable alternative to the idea of an Aryan invasio. It
was subsequently discovered, however, that flooding had been pointed out as a
consequence several decades before the actual discovery of flooding. It is now accepted
that flooding was caused by the Aryans' destruciton of the Indus dam and irrigation
system, and was merely another aspect of the genocide.

+1.5 Aryan Settlements


Aryan settlements occur atop the destroyed cities towards the end of the civlization.
THey are primitive brick structures made of material taken from the ruins of the
preceding towns.

1.3 Aryan Weaponry

Aryan weaponry, including the horse and chariot occur towards the end of the Indus
cities' history.

2. Anthropological

2.1 Northern Dravidians

Several Dravidian tribes still inhabit isolated parts of northern India. The Brahui inhabit
parts of Baluchistan and stil speak a Dravidian language. The Bhils inhabit parts of
southern Rajastan. The black Gonds inhabit parts of central India about the Vindhyans.

2.2 The Black Sudroids ; Dravidians and African Race

The Aryans and Dravidians today still retain by and large, the original features. The
Aryans have fair-pale skin, leptorrhine (thin) noses and straight hair. The Dravidians have
broad noses, curly-wavy hair and dark-black skin. They are related to the Africans
[ Winters* ]. [ Risley ].

2.3 White Indo-Aryan Caucasoids

The Indo-Aryans belong to the Caucasoid or white race and are very similar to Latins.
The Indo-Aryan languages belong to the Indo-European family of languages. Racially the
Indo-Aryans posess white to fair skin, thin noses and lips and straight hair.

4. Sociological

4.1 Caste System

The caste system is another `fossil' of the Aryan conquest, with the lower and exterior
castes representing the aboriginal inhabitants that managed to survivie the Aryan
slaughter. Exactly the same occurred in other parts of the world where one race has
subjugated others, eg. Latin America ( Iberians conquered Aboriginals ), USA ( Anglo-
Saxons ruling over Hispanics and Afro-Americans ) etc. These include the Adivasis
( aboriginal tribals ), the Dalits ( semi-settled aborigianls ) and the Sudras ( the lowest
caste ). However, some of the Sudras were imported under Muslim rule from Southern
India.
The caste system consists of several different "varnas" ( Sans. "colors"), three of which
are Aryan. The lowest caste, the Shudra, consists of aboriginals, as well as the exterior
untouchable castes.
4.2 Sati and Child Marriage

The Aryans introduced tremendous restrictions on the life of women, including sati and
child mariage. According to Aryan "Hindu" (ie. Vaishnavite) scriptures, a man must
marry a maiden one-third his age.

4.3 Cow-Worship

Cow-worship is another feature introduced by the Aryans. This probably arose because
the Aryans were nomads and hence required the cow.

6. Global Aryan Invasions

Aryans invaded several parts of the world, putting an end to various brilliant civilizations.
Babylonia was destroyed by Kassites, Hittites and Mittani, Egypt was devastated by the
Hyksos, and Minoan culture by the Dorians.

7. Rival Theories

Several other explanations have been put forth to explain the demise of the Indus
civilisation besides the Aryan invasion. These are:

• Environmental catastrophes - These include:


o Cometary impact
o Flooding
• Internal Decline - These explanations claim that slavery, or some other revolt
destroyed the Indus civilisation.

These have severe problems, however.

Cometary Impact . The problems with this theory are:

1. No crater/craters have been found with an age matching 1500 BC, nor of the
requisite size. The size is narrowly constrained, for if the impact was too large,
catastrophe would have been global, while if it were too small, the effect would
have been negligible.
2. No iridium anomaly , the characteristic of all impacts from the mammoth K/T
Chiczulub crater [ ALvarez ] to the Sudbury intrusive, has been found in the Indus
valley of the required age.
3. No shocked glasses , or tektites with the requisite shock deformation features,
have been found anywhere near the Indus valley.

Thus, although a cometary candidate for the extinction has been found in Comet Enke [ ],
this is a far-fetched theory, to say the least. The destruciton of several civilizations
simultaneously requires a global catastrophe. But some civilizations, eg. in Central and
South AMerica, and China, survived the 1500 BC discontinuity. Asteroidal impacts tend
to leave larger craters and more iridium, so the arguments against this variant of impact
apply more forcefully.
Flooding . Undisputed evidence of flooding has been found in the form of silt deposits
and barrage system erected as a defensive measure. Flooding thyus remained a serious
candidate until it was pointed out that several Vedic scholars had realized that the Aryans
had destroyed the irrigation and dam system of the Indus. Thus flooding is a natural
consequence of Aryan invasion and not an independant mechanism.

Internal Decline

1. To suppose that, after two millenia of stability some internal revolt was the cause
behind the downfall is stretching the imagination.

2. No evidence has been found for this, and when indisputable evidence of violence
perpetrated with new weapons exists, it is disregarding evidence.

Other Opponents

Although the following may seem rather harsh, yet it is necessary to expose the real
designs of some of the opponents of one of the most well-established theories of all time.
The opponents of the concept of Aryan invasion fall into 3 categories:

1. Aryan Hindu Fanatics


2. Neo-Nazis

These mostly have ulterior motives. The former oppose any vilification of their "gods"
who are implicated in the worst massacres and atrocities recorded in history. They wish to
see the Vedas, in acutality the songs of promitive cow-herds, as the repository of all
science. The latter do not want to accept that their ancestors perpetrated such crimes. One
religious fanatic who opposed the notion of Aryan invasion during its infancy was
Narendra Nath Datta, later known as Vivekananda. All he could do was to vilify honest
schloars:

" And what your European pandits say about the Aryan's sweeping fron
some foreign land, snatching away the alnds of the aboriginals and settling
India by exterminating them, is all pure nonsense, foolish talk. Strange,
that our Indian scholars too say amen to them, and all these monstrous lies
are taught to our boys. This is very bad indeed.
In what Veda, in what Sukta, so you find that the Aryans came to India
from a foreign country? Where do you get the idea that they slaughtered
the wild aborigines? What do you gain by talking such nonsense?"
-- [ ` Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda ', 1963, p.534-535 ] [ Panda
70 ]

Another fundamentalist who opposed the notion of Aryan invasions is Srviastava, who
apparently only conducted his research to prove the innocence of the Aryan gods :
"Indra, therefore stands completely exonerated"
-- [ Srivastava 441 ]

Later, lacking any scientific evidence whatsoever, he degenerates into vilifying Wheeler
himself :

" .. we see him as a brgiadier in the British army during WW II, we feel he
could not interpret the dubious

5. Theological