From: Piotr Gasiorowski
----- Original Message -----From: vishalsagarwalSent: Wednesday, April 03, 2002 5:09 PMSubject: [tied] Re: Misra, Bryant and Indigenous-Nationalist Conflation> BTW, in recent years, a host of publications have appeared studying 'pre-Vedic Aryan' practices still said to survive in Kumaon-Garhwal region. Eg.
> KASHYAP, P.C. "Living Pre-Rigvedic and Early Rigvedic Traditions in the Himalayas". in 'Man and Environment', vol XXII, no. 2, 1997, pp.85-93
> This variety of literature takes the anti-AMT/AIT viewpoint as well.I sincerely hope that unless the Bangani substrate should prove to be an illusion (which I don't think it is: Claus Peter Zoller's defence of his original findings is very convincing) we shall hear more about it; it may have left hitherto undetected fingerprints (perhaps not only in Bangani) that will slowly come to light.
> Couple it with the fact that the RV is said to represent predominantly the literature of ONLY ONE BRANCH (Purus, and that too of their sub-branch, the Bharatas) of a family of groups mentioned in the RV itself.That's true, but it's also true that the family in question consisted of dialects more closely related to each other than to any external group (including Iranian) and constituting the Indo-Aryan subdivision of the Indo-Iranian branch. In post-Rigvedic Old Indo-Aryan the contribution of the remaining dialects to the literary language became significant.Piotr