- Apr 2015
Because its about Pakistani nationalism, Pakistan nationalism is rooted in hatred for Hindus and their history starts with Muhammad Bin Qasim landing in Sindh and defeated the Hindu King Dahir. Since, IVC is believed to be not related to Hinduism, Pakistanis can accept it as their history without confusion.But Saraswati is not a fable or legend. Saraswati is a reality that has left its mark on prehistory and on the memory of man.
The fact that this river has ENTERED fable and legend does not make it any less real than Mount Olympus or Mycenae or the ancient Celtic castles, all of which have been lauded in the "tales and stories" which you dismiss as being without basis. As I have commented on other IVC threads, in every legend or myth there is at least a kernel of fact.
About Saraswati river, an ancient riverbed exists between Adi Badri in Himachal Pradesh to Rann of Kutch between Satluj and Yamuna perfectly matching with the description of Saraswati river in the Rigvedic Literature.