The Development of Aryan Invasion Theory in India

A Critique of Nineteenth-Century Social Constructionism

  • Subrata  Chattopadhyay Banerjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Subrata Chattopadhyay Banerjee
    Pages 1-14
  3. Subrata Chattopadhyay Banerjee
    Pages 155-158
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 159-167

About this book


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.


Aryan Invasion Theory Social Reformation Movement in India Christian Missionary Organisations 19th Century Europe 19th Century India Culture and Imperialism Modern Human History Post-colonial Studies History of Culture Intellectual History Entangled History Political History Social Construction of Theory Comparative Epistemology

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  • Subrata  Chattopadhyay Banerjee
    • 1
  1. 1.SingaporeSingapore

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