Syncretism and Acculturations in Ancient India: A New Nine Phase Acculturation Model explaining the process of transfer of power from the Harappans to the IndoAryans Part One

Part One of this paper provides a case for rejecting the Autochthonous Aryan theory and proposes an alternative to the Aryan Migration Theory, i.e. it examines why the genetic input from Central Asia may have been extremely small and how the Spread of IE language and culture in India might have occurred in trickle in scenarios i.e. when movements of IE speakers were small. It suggests that the IE speakers first migrated into and settled in the northernmost tip of the subcontinent, trickled into the plains due to climatic changes in the northernmost tip of India, synthesized with the Harappans, fused with them and got the upper hand when the transfers of population from North-West India into the Gangetic plains took place around 1900 BC, and then desynthesized with whatever was left of the Harappan civilization till it vanished around 1400 BC. Cultural contacts with West Asia and then with South India would complete the process of Spread of IE language and culture in India. This paper suggests the need for delinking race with spoken and written forms of language and culture while studying the identity of the Harappans, analyzes the role of internal and external migrations in shaping Indian culture and questions some other longheld assumptions about Post-Harappan India. This paper also suggests that an integrated framework be developed for studying Ancient India. This paper stresses the need for adopting via media approaches for resolving the Aryan issue and comes up with a new hypothesis which the author hopes will be taken up for a debate and discussion. This also proposes a concurrent dating paradigm and a new heuristic framework which the Author hopes will be useful both for future cultural studies of Ancient India and for conducting further archeological excavations, and then uses this framework to make his own inferences about the cultural and religious history of the subcontinent. The methodology the author adopts is to take the Aryan Migration Theory (1500 BC) as a base and work backwards to arrive at a fresh set of conclusions. Part Two contains all the major conclusions such as methods to derive and reconstruct the languages of the IVC, the origin of IA languages etc. 

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Rao Mandavilli, S. (2021). Syncretism and Acculturations in Ancient India: A New Nine Phase Acculturation Model explaining the process of transfer of power from the Harappans to the IndoAryans Part One. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/syncretism-and-acculturations-in-ancient-india-a-new-nine-phase-acculturation-model-explaining-the-process-of-transfer-of-power-from-the-harappans-to-the-indo-aryans-part-one

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Rao Mandavilli, Sujay "Syncretism and Acculturations in Ancient India: A New Nine Phase Acculturation Model explaining the process of transfer of power from the Harappans to the IndoAryans Part One" Afribary. Afribary, 18 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/syncretism-and-acculturations-in-ancient-india-a-new-nine-phase-acculturation-model-explaining-the-process-of-transfer-of-power-from-the-harappans-to-the-indo-aryans-part-one. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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Rao Mandavilli, Sujay . "Syncretism and Acculturations in Ancient India: A New Nine Phase Acculturation Model explaining the process of transfer of power from the Harappans to the IndoAryans Part One". Afribary, Afribary, 18 May. 2021. Web. 24 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/syncretism-and-acculturations-in-ancient-india-a-new-nine-phase-acculturation-model-explaining-the-process-of-transfer-of-power-from-the-harappans-to-the-indo-aryans-part-one >.

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Rao Mandavilli, Sujay . "Syncretism and Acculturations in Ancient India: A New Nine Phase Acculturation Model explaining the process of transfer of power from the Harappans to the IndoAryans Part One" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/syncretism-and-acculturations-in-ancient-india-a-new-nine-phase-acculturation-model-explaining-the-process-of-transfer-of-power-from-the-harappans-to-the-indo-aryans-part-one