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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Map of kingdoms in Ancient India


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A map of India from 3200 BC - 1300 BC
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 10:16 AM   #2

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how far east was the ancient Indians aware of in 1300bc? btw thanks for the map
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It' s complicated since there were different people in ancient India at this time, although they all shared similar culture, they were broken apart from each other geographically, after the fall of the kuru dynasty, there wasn't much link between these peoples. There were small settlements around the ganges at this time that reveal that the people followed a religion similar to hinduism. But this was around the period when the Indus people migrated east due to drought and the drying up of the saraswati river. I'd say collectively, the ancient Indians were aware Thailand to the furthest east. China was an unexplored land. Even if there were civilizations in India before the Ice age period as Graham hancock and others suggest, they did no know of China. The south-east was only explored centuries later when the tamil kings(such as the cholas) spread the culture and sometimes invaded.
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You know theres a theory that a section of the Kamboja people (Look at the north west of the map) moved towards the Himalayas and eventually ended up in South East Asia giving their name to the modern country of Cambodia. How much truth there is in this i dont know.

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You know theres a theory that a section of the Kamboja people (Look at the north west of the map) moved towards the Himalayas and eventually ended up in South East Asia giving their name to the modern country of Cambodia. How much truth there is in this i dont know.

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Now that we know that the aryan invasion is false, the only thing left is to figure out the metal ages: chronology of Indian history, timeline of India, Vedic civilization, ancient Indian history, Indus Valley timeline, Aryan Invasion theory

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Among the current indians ethinicities, gujjars are descendants of the gurajar pratiharas who again are descendants of the white huns or indo hepthalites.Gujarat means kingdom of the gujjars.
Kandahar is the modern name of gandhara.
So its a very complicated history with migration of several peoples and nomads who then intermixed with the original people of the area.
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Among the current indians ethinicities, gujjars are descendants of the gurajar pratiharas who again are descendants of the white huns or indo hepthalites.Gujarat means kingdom of the gujjars.
Kandahar is the modern name of gandhara.
So its a very complicated history with migration of several peoples and nomads who then intermixed with the original people of the area.
Interestingly theres a district/city in N. Punjab (Pakistan) also called Gujrat. Other cities in N. Punjab like Gujaranwala also bear their name. Along with the Jatts, the Gujjars are two big tribes of the Punjab region.
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i ask because as far as i am aware, Alexander did not push further into India because local people knew very little of what is on the other side of the Ganges. and the army wasn't keen on going much further of course. something i need to look into is Indian history
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i ask because as far as i am aware, Alexander did not push further into India because local people knew very little of what is on the other side of the Ganges. and the army wasn't keen on going much further of course. something i need to look into is Indian history
The ancient Indians knew what the lands beyond the Ganges. There is an interesting legend from the Puranas about how king Sagar had the ganges fall to earth from Mount Kaliash. Whether this has any historical meaning is unclear due to the fact that the Puranas are devotional stories that often have multiple meanings and morals. There are many stories ascribed to the same thing, such as how Ganesh lost his tusk. So it is unclear whether the ancient Indians did once have a culture that flourished in the same areas but what not based around the Ganga. It was probably an addition in medieval times when hindu cultures based on the Yamuna river had come into play.
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