Examples of Indo-Aryan Migration theory in the following topics:
- Different theories explain the Vedic Period, c. 1200 BCE, when Indo-Aryan
people on the Indian subcontinent migrated to the Ganges Plain.
- Many have rejected
the claim of Indo-Aryan origin outside of India entirely, claiming the
Indo-Aryan people and languages originated in India.
- Other origin hypotheses include
an Indo-Aryan Migration in the period 1800-1500 BCE, and a fusion
of the nomadic people known as Kurgans.
- The Indo-Aryans settled various parts of the plain during their migration and the Vedic Period.
- Describe the defining characteristics of the Vedic Period and the cultural consequenes of the Indo-Aryan Migration
- The Indus Valley Civilization declined around 1800 BCE due to climate
change and migration.
have put forth differing theories to explain the disappearance of the Harappans,
including an Aryan Invasion and climate change marked by overwhelming monsoons.
- According to one
theory by British archaeologist Mortimer Wheeler, a nomadic, Indo-European
tribe, called the Aryans, suddenly overwhelmed and conquered the Indus River
- The theory suggested that by using
horses and more advanced weapons against the peaceful Harappan people, the
Aryans may have easily defeated them.
- Many scholars came
to believe in an Indo-Aryan Migration theory stating that the Harappan culture
was assimilated during a migration of the Aryan people into northwest India.
- Some scholars claim Jainism has its roots in the Indus Valley
Civilization, reflecting native spirituality prior to the Indo-Aryan migration
- However, other
scholars believe the Sramana traditions were separate and contemporaneous with
Indo-Aryan religious practices of the historical Vedic religion.