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Histories of India

September 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

I posted this yesterday at The Gurdjieff Con: Danielou’s history of India.

It is possible to get more and more confused by reading books on the history of India. The reasons for that are complicated, but Daneilou (whose many insights also contain some howlers, no doubt) wrote before the current debate over Aryan Invasion theories became tinged with the strains of ‘politically correct’.
The result is a view of Indian history that is a bit devastating but which makes sense of the data.
That the ‘Aryans’ contributed little or nothing to Indian religion, and, worse, corrupted what they found with the obsessions of caste law, which had no place in the tradition, is a sorry commentary on the fantasies of Indo-European wisdom.

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