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Hindutva, Mythistory, and Pseudoarchaeology

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Abstract This essay elucidates ideologically-inspired interpretations of the South Asian archeological record, particularly by those called Hindutvādins, and those who write about (and against) them. I first survey briefly the chief points in the history of archaeology in examining the Indus Valley Civilization. Next, I describe some of the major controversies that reflect claims of Hindutva pseudoarchaeology in the South Asian context. Throughout, I illustrate the increasingly virulent interactions between Hindutva proponents, indigenist theorists, and academic interpreters, and what these debates foretell of the future of Indus Valley studies.


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Affiliations: 1: Department of Religious Studies, Claremont McKenna College 500 East Ninth Street, Claremont, CA 91711 USA


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