The Development of Aryan Invasion Theory in India: A Critique of Nineteenth-Century Social Constructionism

October 30, 2020
The Development of Aryan Invasion Theory in India: A Critique of Nineteenth-Century Social Constructionism

This book delves deep into the Social Construction of Theory,comparative epistemology and intellectual history to stress theinterrelationship between diverse cultures during the colonialperiod and bring forth convincing evidence of how the 19th centurywas shaped. It approaches an interesting relation between thelinguistic studies of 19th century’s scientific world andsubsequent widespread acceptance of the empirically weak theory ofthe Aryan invasion. To show entangled history in a globalizedworld, the book draws on the Aryan Invasion Theory to highlight howdifferent socio-religious parties commonly shape a new theory. Italso explores how research is affected by the so-called socialconstruction of theory and comparative epistemology, and deals withscholarly advancement and its relation with contemporarysocio-political demands. The most significant conclusion of thebook is that academic studies are prone to comparativeepistemology, even under the strict scrutiny of the so-calledscientific methods.