bq. Instead of debating and harping on the fictitious Aryan invasion of the Indian subcontinent, that was purely a myth perpetrated by British and foreign scholars for vested interests, the present crop of scholars and historians should rewrite history and portray India’s grand cultural past in the light of huge evidences on Harappan civilisation
This was “the opinion”:http://www.sulekha.com/redirectnh.asp?cid=316646 of Michel Danino, an Indologist who is studying the Saraswati civilization. Among the questions that remain unaswered are the chronological sequence between the vedic culture and the Saraswati river culture.
bq. That means if Rig Veda pre-dated the Indus civilisation, how come we do not have any literary samples or evidence of dialects of the Indus people, whereas Vedic hymns or mantras are still being preserved intact to this day? Or did Vedic age run at the same time with Indus-Sarasvathi in some other parts of the Indian continent, may be in Himalayan ranges?
There are lot of archaeological excavations happening along the path of the Saraswati river. “Adi Badri”:http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/archives/000195.html and the “Kutch”:http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/archives/000171.html have given us lot of new evidence.
Update: “Major anthropology find reported in India”:http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20030908-025602-5658r.htm (via “Shanti”:http://www.madhoo.com/archives/002854.php#002854)