The Hindus: Aryans or Non-Aryans?


V.S. Sardesai

Xii,156  p.; 2013

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9789350182512 (Paperback)

ISBN-10: 93-5018-251-3 (Paperback)

INR 449.00


LC Subject heading

1. Indo-Aryans–Origin. 

2. Hindu civilization. 

3. Hinduism–Social aspects–History. 

4. India–History–To 324 B.C. 

5. Doniger, Wendy. The Hindus : an alternative history


Bisac Sub: REL032000 / RELIGION / Hinduism / General

About the Book

This book attempts to address the issue of Hindus being Aryans or non-Aryans. Analysing  the present situation of Hindus, it tries to show what a Hindu is supposed to be under  the Hinduism and what actually he is at present. It also attempts  to find out the reasons responsible for the downfall of Hindus and their indifference towards it. The remedy is suggested as well.

About the Author

V.S. Sardesai, B. Sc. (Hons.), LL.M. (Advocate), after working in legal departments of various institutions, retired as Asst. General Manager (Law) from Bank of India in 1993. Thereafter he worked as Legal Consultant in Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB) and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi till he shifted to Bangalore in October 2004. His articles on legal matters were published in several legal magazines as also in newspapers such as Financial Express. Because of his special interest in religion, philosophy and history he has written articles on historical subjects, which are published in leading magazines.


Preface—Acknowledgements—Introduction and the theory of Aryan Invasion of India—Modifications of the Theory of Aryan Invasion of India or Guesses—Lokamanya Tilak’s Claim The Arctic Home in the Vedas—Doniger’s Evidences in Support ofAryan Invasion Theory Discussed—Ramayana and Mahabharata—The Two `M’s—What Are We?—The Road Ahead—Bibliography—Index

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