The book highligts the distinctive traits of Aryan culture and discussess the identity of the Indus civilization. It presents the archaeological counterpart of the Vedic culture reconstructed on the basis of textual and lexical evidence. The presence of the Dravidian language followed by the spread of the Indo-Aryan language in the Indian sub-continent receive considerable attention. The features of the Aryan culture in the Central Asian archaeology during the second millennium BC are pointed out, and the question of migration of horse-using tribes from there to the sub-continent is examined. This study will interest historians, linguists and archaeologists as well as general readers.
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