The Development of Aryan Invasion Theory in India

A Critique of Nineteenth-Century Social Constructionism

Authors: Chattopadhyay Banerjee, Dr Phil. Subrata

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  • Enriches the understanding of the Aryan Invasion Theory which is considered to be empirically weak
  • Enlightens readers with a new viewpoint of the theory which is applicable to the rise of modern scientific practices
  • Questions “how” the theory proliferated instead of “whether” the theory is true
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This book delves deep into the Social Construction of Theory, comparative epistemology and intellectual history to stress the interrelationship between diverse cultures during the colonial period and bring forth convincing evidence of how the 19th century was shaped. It approaches an interesting relation between the linguistic studies of 19th century’s scientific world and subsequent widespread acceptance of the empirically weak theory of the Aryan invasion. To show entangled history in a globalized world, the book draws on the Aryan Invasion Theory to highlight how different socio-religious parties commonly shape a new theory. It also explores how research is affected by the so-called social construction of theory and comparative epistemology, and deals with scholarly advancement and its relation with contemporary socio-political demands. The most significant conclusion of the book is that academic studies are prone to comparative epistemology, even under the strict scrutiny of the so-called scientific methods.

About the authors

Dr. phil Chattopadhyay Banerjee has completed her doctoral studies from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Calcutta University, India and has a Master of Arts with specialisation in Modern History from Rabindra Bharati University, India. Her research interests are broadly in the domains of South-Asian History, Indo-European Socio Religious-Cultural Exchange, Linguistics research and History of Technology in the 19th century. She has given several keynote speeches and invited seminars in these areas. She was affiliated as a Research Fellow in the Wee Kim Wee Centre, Singapore Management University, where she studied the topic of “A Historical Study into the Emergence of Creativity during Cultural Conflict and Integration”. Presently she is pursuing her Postdoctoral research at Nanyang Business School, Singapore, studying the growth of German Economy and their Business Cultural in comparison with Japan.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Chattopadhyay Banerjee, Subrata

    Pages 1-14

  • Max Müller’s Beginning of Modern Religious Study and the Silent Formulation of Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT)

    Chattopadhyay Banerjee, Subrata

    Pages 15-49

  • Brahmo Samaj as an Actor in the Dissemination of Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT) in India

    Chattopadhyay Banerjee, Subrata

    Pages 51-97

  • The Role of Christian Missionaries Towards Formulation and Spreading of Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT) in India

    Chattopadhyay Banerjee, Subrata

    Pages 99-153

  • Summary

    Chattopadhyay Banerjee, Subrata

    Pages 155-158

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $89.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Development of Aryan Invasion Theory in India
Book Subtitle
A Critique of Nineteenth-Century Social Constructionism
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-7755-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-7755-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-7754-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 167
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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