Was Battle of 10 kings a real battle at all ?

Aupmanyav

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Jun 2014
5,564
New Delhi, India
#81
so if aryans were not present in india and suddenly they appeared and old people vanished into thin air, demographics changed, everything changed, this logic and then your logic, we have been present since millennia, and then quoting vedas to prove the existence of people who have not been registered with such a name until few hundred years ago and then saying that a group of people who have been recently identified were infact present all along for thousands of years. your own logic seem very contradictory.
We dont have pashto language attested in any form until few hundred years ago and now you are claiming that pashtuns antiquity extends for thousands of years, how exactly is this even possible?
If the Aryans came in around 2,000-1,500 BCE, then it has been more than three millenniums. Who said that the old people vanished? The Aryans, who numbered much less than the indigenous population, got mixed in the indigenous population. Pashtuns, disregarding the later mix-ups are Aryan people. In history, their land was known as Ariana till Alexnder's time. Pashto is an old language, a daughter of the Vedic, pre-Vedic language, though it has been influenced by later mix-ups with Turks, Scythians, Mongols, Arabian and Persian. The region has seen more going and coming than any other.
There is no trace of those phantom Aryans in Central Asia whatsoever.
:) Aatreya, that goes against your own OIT theory. So, the Aryan presence in Central Asia is a fact. Where we differ is the direction from where it came to Central Asia. You maintain that it came from India. I maintain tht it came from Kurgan region.
 

Aatreya

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Dec 2014
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USA
#82
If the Aryans came in around 2,000-1,500 BCE, then it has been more than three millenniums. Who said that the old people vanished? The Aryans, who numbered much less than the indigenous population, got mixed in the indigenous population. Pashtuns, disregarding the later mix-ups are Aryan people. In history, their land was known as Ariana till Alexnder's time. Pashto is an old language, a daughter of the Vedic, pre-Vedic language, though it has been influenced by later mix-ups with Turks, Scythians, Mongols, Arabian and Persian. The region has seen more going and coming than any other.:) Aatreya, that goes against your own OIT theory. So, the Aryan presence in Central Asia is a fact. Where we differ is the direction from where it came to Central Asia. You maintain that it came from India. I maintain tht it came from Kurgan region.
The OIT does not claim that Aryans remained Aryans when they reached Central Asia or Timbaktu.
 

Aupmanyav

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Jun 2014
5,564
New Delhi, India
#83
Of course, there would be changes in language, myths, etc. with time and distance increasing whether they went from India or came from Kurgan region. That is understandable.