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1.      Bryant, Edwin .,(2004) The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture : The Indo-Aryan Migration Debate. Oxford University Press.

2.      Bryant, Edwin F., and Laurie L. Patton., Eds.(2005) The Indo Aryan Controversy, Evidence and inference in Indian History, Routledge, London, New York a collection of essays describing both sides of the debate 

3.       David Frawley and Navaratna Rajaram; The Vedic Aryans and the Origins of Civilization: A literary and Scientific Perspective;  Voice of India; Delhi; 1997

4.        David Frawley; The Myth of the Aryan Invasion of India; Voice of India; Delhi; 1994

5.       N S Rajaram and Natwar Jha;  Deciphering the Indus Script; ; Aditya Prakashan; Delhi; 2000 . 

6.      K D Sethna ; Karpasa in Prehistoric India: A Chronological and Cultural Clue;  Biblia Impex; Delhi; 1981

7.       K D Sethna, Ancient India in a New Light;  Aditya Prakashan; Delhi; 1989

8.      Koenraad Elst, Aryan Invasion Theory: An Update by; Aditya Prakashan; Delhi 1999

Elst, Koenraad Update on the Aryan Invasion Debate. 1999. ISBN 8186471774 [1], [2]

9.       Navaratna Rajaram; Politics of History: Aryan Invasion Theory and the Subversion of Scholarship; Navaratna Rajaram; Voice of India; 1995

10.   Navaratna Rajaram; The Aryan Invasion of India: The Myth and The Truth; Voice of India; New Delhi; 1993

11.   Shrikant Talageri;   The Rg-Veda : A Historical Analysis;  Aditya Prakashan; Delhi; 2000

12.  Sethna, K. D.,(1992) The Problem of Aryan Origins, Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi

13.   Shrikant G. Talageri; The Aryan Invasion Theory: A Re-appraisal; Aditya Prakashan; New Delhi; 1993

14.   Subhash Kak; George Fuerstein and David Frawley; In search of the Cradle of Civilization;  Quest Books; Wheaton, IL; 1995  

15.     The Indus-Saraswati Civilization: Origins, Problems and Issues; Pratibha Prakashan; Delhi; 1996


      16.Trautmann, Thomas R.,(1997) Aryans and British India. University of California Press.


17.Braj Basi Lal; India 1947-1997: New Light on the Indus Civilization; Aryan Books International; New Delhi; 1998

18. Dilip K Chakrabarti; Colonial Indology, Sociopolitics of the Ancient Indian past., Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers., 1997, New Delhi

19. Braj Basi Lal; India 1947-1997: New Light on the Indus Civilization; Aryan Books International; New Delhi; 1998.

20. Müeller, Max.  India: What it can teach us? London: Longmans.,1883

21.-- Physical Religion: The Gifford Lectures. London:Longmans.

22.--.  Rig-Veda Samhita. Vol. 4. London: Oxford University Press.1892

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                         24...Macaulay, Thomas Babington, 1835, Minute on Indian educat Michael Witzel, 2001, Westward Ho, Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies Vol. 7 (2001), issue 2 (March 3 Trautmann 1997:11

 25. Grant, Charles. (1796) Observations on the state of society among the Asiatic subjects of Great Britain, particularly with respect to morals; and on the means of improving it, written chiefly in the year 1792.

     26.Macaulay, Thomas Babington, 1835:242-243, Minute on Indian education.

27.  H.H. Wilson 1858 in James Mill 1858, The history of British India, Preface of the editor

28.  Mill, James - 1858, 2:109, The history of British India.

Further reading

ditional References (from Jha and Rajaram' The deciphered Indus Script') Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi

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Archaeology and Paleography
Bisht, R.S. 1991. Dholavira: A New Horizon of the Indus Civilization. Puratattva 20:
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Chabra, B.Ch. 1961-2. Seals of Ancient India, The Indian Archives 4: 36-49.

Cunningham, Alexander. 1875. Harappa, Annual Report of the Archaeological Survey of India 5:

Hunter, OR. 1934. The Script of Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro and its Connection with Other Scripts. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner. [Republished in 1993 by Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi.]


Joshi, i_p. and Asko Parpola (Editors). 1987. Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions, Vol. I. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Tiedeakaemian Toimituksia Annales Academiae Scientiaruni Fennicae, Sarja, Series B, Nide, Tome 239.

Mackay, E.J.H, 1937-38. Further Excavations at Mohenjo-daro, 2 volumes.. Delhi: Government of India. (Republished. New Delhi: IBH]

Mackay, E.J.H. 1943. Chahnu-Daro Excavations 1935-36. New Haven: American Oriental Society. American Oriental Series, 20: 338.

Mahadevan, Iravatham. 1977. The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tal,les. Memoirs of the Archaeological Survey of India, 77.

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Baudhäyana Srautasütra (including the Sulvasütra)
Bhagavadgitä, The
(of Saunaka)
Katyãyana Srautasütra (including the Sulvasütra)
Mãnava Sulhasütra
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Puranas: Bhägavata, Bhavisya, Liñga. Skanda
Rgveda Samhitä
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Rgveda Bhãsya (of Sãyana)
Satapatha Brähmana
Tandya Mahäbrahmana
Samhitã (Vãjasaneyi and Taittiriya)

Samaveda Samhita
Atharvaveda Samhitä
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Ramäyana, (of Valmiki)
Upanishads: Aitareya, Brihadäranyaka. Chändogya, Katha, Kena. Mãndukya, Mundaka,, PraSna, Svetãsvatara, Taittiriya
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