Re: Misra, Bryant and Indigenous-Nationalist Conflation

From: Bhadraiah Mallampalli
Message: 13024
Date: 2002-04-05

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> >> ... That would require a number of really massive but archaeologically
>unsubstantiated exoduses -- a high price to pay for abandoning a model that
>requires a single movement in the opposite direction.
> > A-hem. Didn't you just say that migrations rarely leave archaeological
>traces? How high is the price then?
>I didn't say they rarely do. I said they often don't, which is not quite
>the same assertion. Anyway, it's easier to accept a model that assumes
>_one_ migration wave leaving disputable archaeological traces (there are
>quite good candidate cultures one could associate with common Indo-Iranian,
>and it's just the actual entry into India that causes still unsolved
>archaeological problems) than a model that has to propose several such
>waves (some kind of periodic branch-generator) leaving India quite

Kindly let me make one submission:

If we see the model of US which is a world's super power there is hardly any
emigration from US because nobody would want to leave a prosperous country.
There is hardly any invasion of US in conventional terms, other than
terrorism which is a modern invention. So we can safely assume that a
prosperous country would rarely exhibit any major invasions or emigrations
during its state of prosperity. Only when it becomes weak, outside invasions
would happen to plunder, but insiders would still not leave because they are
used to the comforts. Some immigration is still possible into a prosperous
country, but it will be highly restricted due to advanced cultural
requirements to be met by new comers.

When the bulk of Rgveda and language were developed along with many of its
recensions, the place must have been prosperous enough. Any explicit wars
would have been avoided on main land through freindly agreements with buffer
countries. The buffer countries may be involved in majority of interactions
with non-IA lands around the place.

Bhadraiah Mallamapalli

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