Saint Ved Vyas relating the Bhagwatam to Shukdeo (3100 B.C.)

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(34) The fiction of Aryan invasion,
introduction of English language,
and the suppression of Sanskrit language.

       The preplanned scheme of Jones to introduce the idea that Sanskrit was an outside language gave birth to the speculation of the imagined existence of some Central Asian (Aryan) race who spoke Sanskrit and who brought Sanskrit language to India when they forcefully entered the country. In this way, the fiction of the Aryan invasion was created much later, sometime in the 1800’s by the same group of people and was extensively promoted by Max Müller. Let us now probe into the matter and see how this story was formulated.

It is a well known fact that India is called Aryavart. Manu Smriti (2/21, 22) describes the exact location of Aryavart which lies from the south of the Himalayas and all the way up to the Indian ocean. Its inhabitants are called the Arya. But it is not a locally spoken name. Commonly, we write Bharatvarsh for India in general and scriptural writings. The territory of India (or Bharatvarsh or Aryavart) during the Mahabharat war (3139 BC) was up to Iran. So the ancient Iranian people also used to call themselves the Aryans.

People of the British regime using this information, fabricated a story that some unknown race of Central Asia who came and settled in Iran were called the Aryans and they were Sanskrit speaking people. They invaded India, established themselves permanently, and wrote the Vedas. Those who introduced this ideology never cared to produce any evidence in support of their statement because it never existed, and furthermore, fiction stories don’t need evidences as they are self-created dogmas.

If someone carefully looks into the ancient history of India, he will find that there was no such thing as an Aryan invasion. Since the very beginning of human civilization, Hindus (Aryans) are the inhabitants of Bharatvarsh (India) which is called Aryavart. In the Bhartiya history there are descriptions of Shak and Hun invasions and also of Muslim invasions but never an Aryan invasion. It was simply a figment of the imagination of the British diplomats that fabricated this false story. However, after creating this story, they had to fix the period of the entry of the Aryans into India which needed a careful decision.

The second millennium BC was the period of migration and the expansion of major civilizations in the Middle East area. The Sumerians were at their peak around 2000 BC, the Babylonians were expanding their empire around 1700 BC and the Assyrians established their independent kingdom around 1400 BC. The Hittite empire (Turkey) also flourished during the second millennium BC. The Hittite language used Akkadian cuneiform script of which the earliest known record of cuneiform text goes back to 1700 BC. The cursive form of the alphabetical writing of early Hebrew and Aramaic languages started taking their first primitive shape around 1000 BC, and the Greek around 900 BC.

Considering these factors of social and literal developments in the Middle East, they randomly fixed the fifteenth century BC for their speculated Aryan invaders, telling that they came from the Iranian side, forcefully entered the Indus valley, settled there and spread towards the south.

This is the whole story about the Aryan invasion fiction which was so extensively popularized that it appeared in the writings of every historian.

Max Müller promoted this invasion story and formulated his dates of Vedic origin accordingly.

In 1833, Thomas B. Macaulay (1800-1859) was appointed to the Governor General’s supreme council by the East India Company to modify the education system of India. Discouraging Sanskrit education he designed a western style of English education that was supposed to ‘produce such a group of people who would be Indian in blood and color, but English in taste, opinion and intellect.’

In October 1844, Lord Hardings, Governor General for India, passed a resolution that all government appointments in India should have a preference to the English knowing people. This condition hampered the Indian culture and greatly promoted English education in India.



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