Re: Indo-European Studies

Ori Pomerantz ((no email))
7 Jul 1995 09:50:17 GMT (Raghu Seshadri) wrote:

>These are good questions, and while your debator is
>pondering them, let me ask you this -
>why is it that the authors of the veda make no mention
>of this most important part of their lives, namely,
>this long migration from half a world away ? Shouldn't
>this have been the most significant aspect of their
>history, and wouldn't their sagas give this prominence ?
>There is NO mention of any area outside India in the Veda,
>nor any mention of the Aryan trek thru those places !
>How do YOU explain this ?

How long were the Vedas written after the migration? Even if I were
to write a text on spiritual enlightment today in Israel I might not mention
immigration, despite the fact all of my grand parents came from aboard. Wait
another 6 generations, and the immigration will become history, which may be
considered largely irrelevant to everyday life. And it would still me merely
two centuries from the immigration.
Another possibility is that the Vedas are invention of the pre-Aryan
population, TRANSLATED to the ruling class's Sanskrit. That would also
explain the lack of Aryan cultural influence.