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Musing on Indian Music

Indian music is the part of the spiritual consciousness of the Indian subcontinent. The earliest reference of music in India or for that matter in the entire world is credited to the Vedic period when the Vedas were compiled. The Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and the Brahmanas and Upanishads talk about the sound that pervades the entire universe i.e. Nada Bramhan. They offer many theories and treaties considering ‘Om’ as the original word which give rise to the various notes in Music. The Indian temples were the places of musical orchestrations. The spiritual ecstasy, the devotee reached in participation of the musical consorts became the feature of temple pilgrimage. The tradition of Indian classical music stands tall offering one of the most beautiful ways to...

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Aryan Invasion Theory - Archaelogical Perspective

The presence of Iron and Horse in the bronze age Indus Valley Civilisation of Harappa and Mohenjodaro are often cited as material evidence of the Foreign Aryan Invasion upon the indigenious culture of India. And with that came in the Vedic period which gave birth to the copious knowledge systems that sprang from it. All archaeological excavations at these two and other sites offer a conclusive evidence of a continuous and flourishing Indic culture throughout the Indian Subcontinent  proving the falsity of the Aryan Invasion myth.

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Aryan Invasion Theory - Current Impact

  As Koenrad Elst said… ‘’Until the mid 19th Century , no Indian had ever heard of the notion that his ancestors could be Aryan Invaders from Central Asia who had destroyed the native civilisation and enslaved the native population. Neither had South Indians ever dreamt that they were the rightful owners of the whole subcontinent, dispossessed by Aryan Invaders who had chased them from North India, turning it into Aryavarta, the land of the Aryans. Nor had the lower caste people heard that they were original inhabitants of India, subdued by the Aryans and forced into prison-house of caste, which the conquerors imposed upon them as an early form of Apartheid.’’  Aryan Invasion Theory - Current Impact  The repercussions...

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Aryan Invasion Theory - Debunked.

No matter what factual evidence is presented by Indian scientists, scholars, archaelogists, the Western academia cannot accept that the imaginary Aryan Invasion Theory planted to degrade the Indians during colonisation simply does not hold water. They insist on a racial history: a story about how civilizing white Aryans invaded India and brought culture to the aborigines and in the process mined its precious gems !

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