Synopses & Reviews
For decades, schoolbooks have taught that Sumer was the cradle of civilization. Conventional scholarship has also held that Aryan civilization came to India by way of invasions from the north. But in this ground-breaking book, three renowned scholars show that there was no "Aryan invasion," and that India, not Sumer, was the cradle of civilized humanity. Through exploring the rich symbols, metaphors, and myths of the Vedas, this book also examines the wealth of India's spirituality and its relevance for today's world.
Contrary to schoolbooks, India--not Sumer--may have been civilizations birth place. Current geological, archaeological, and linguistic evidence shows the ancient Indians had a highly evolved culture that still holds important answers for us today.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -312) and index.