Originally Posted by harini
i do understand what you are trying to say. and the main reason that myths like AIT could get propounded, is that, indians have no sense of history and thus are very good candidates for others to attempt to script the history of our people (of course keeping their intersts in view!!). add to that goebbles famous axiom that a fake story when circulated long enough and often enough, soon gets accepted as the true story, and you will begin to see a lot of light. i quote again from Koenraad Elst's book, in fact the very frst lines off it -
"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 civilization and enslaved the native population. Neither had South-Indians ever dreamt that they were the rightful owners of the whole subcontinent, dispossessed by the Aryan invaders who had chased them from North India, turning it into Aryavarta, the land of the Aryans. Nor had the low-caste people heard that they were the original inhabitants of India, subdued by the Aryans and forced into the prisonhouse of caste which the conquerors imposed upon them as an early form of Apartheid. All these ideas had to be imported by European scholars and missionaries, who thought through the implications of the Aryan Invasion Theory (AM, the theory that the Indo-European (IE) language family had spread out from a given homeland, probably in Eastern Europe, and found a place in Western and Southern Europe and in India as cultural luggage of horse-borne invaders who subjugated the natives."