HOW HINDU WERE THE HARAPPANS?
“Perhaps the Harappans chanted hymns extolling the glories of the Saraswati as they watched the river dry up. Perhaps they invoked Indra to break the dams and let the waters flow again.” Sanjeev Sanyal Economist and author of indigenist histories “What can genetics add? It cannot tell us what happened at the end of the Indus Valley Civilisation, but it can tell us if there was a collision of peoples with very different ancestries. Although mixture is not itself proof of migration, the genetic evidence of mixture proves that dramatic demographic change occurred close to the time of the fall of Harappa.” David Reich Geneticist at Harvard Medical School “There are many points that prove the Vedic nature of the Indus Valley culture. The largest concentration of sites appears in an area near the dry banks of the Saraswati and Drishadvati rivers. The Vedic culture was said to have been founded by Manu between their banks.” David Frawley Founder, American Council of Vedic Astrology “The Indus Valley Civilisation was primarily urban and literate whereas the Vedic people were essentially agro-pastoral, lacking both urbanism and the use of a script.” Romila Thapar Historian & Professor Emerita, JNU