Talk:Romila Thapar

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Life[edit]

What is her education/qualification? Is she married? Does she have children? What is her political affiliation? What Indian laguages can she speak like Prakrit/Pali/Kannada/Bojpuri/Sanskrit?. Can someone with info add them please? ~rAGU (talk)

Aryan Invasion Hypothesis[edit]

Why there is no section on Arayn Invasion theory for which Ms. Thapar was on news? Agreed, she recanted her position later on the face of mounting evidence. But the page would be more complete and accurate with that history. She is a historian and I don't think one should suppress the (academic) history of a historian! :-) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.254.154.29 (talk) 11:23, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Could you show a source for what you say?-Civilizededucationtalk 08:24, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Romila Thapar, "Archaeology and Language at the Roots of Ancient India," Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bombay, Vol. 64-66 1989-1991.

http://www.ivarta.com/columns/OL_051220.htm http://www.indoaryans.org/romila-thapar-aryans.html http://vishalagarwal.voiceofdharma.com/articles/indhistory/thapar.htm

paraphrasing from here 1966 text.. "“The Harappa culture lasted for about a thousand years. By 1500 B.C., when the Aryans began to arrive in India, the Harappa culture had collapsed. Why did this happen? The cities may have been destroyed by floods, which came regularly; or there may have been an epidemic or some terrible disease which killed the people. The climate also began to change and the region became more and more dry and like a desert. Or else the cities may have been attacked and were unable to defend themselves.” "

here is the recant:

http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl1720/17200150.htm

excerpt:

"Historians initially accepted the invasion theory and some even argued that the decline of the Indus cities was due to the invasion of the Aryans, although the archaeological evidence for this was being discounted. But the invasion theory came to be disc arded in favour of alternative theories of how the language, Indo-Aryan, entered the sub-continent. In 1968, I had argued at a session of the Indian History Congress that invasion was untenable and that the language - Indo-Aryan - had come with a series of migrations and therefore involving multiple avenues of the acculturation of peoples. The historically relevant question was not the identity of the Aryans (identities are never permanent) but why and how languages and cultures change in a given area." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 117.254.147.109 (talk) 16:28, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

It says here that she supports the migration theory, along with Dwijendra Narayan Jha - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2847821/Right-wing-historian-Frawley-insists-Aryans-indigenous-India.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.188.112.2 (talk) 22:14, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Views on revitionist[edit]

User:Vanamonde93 I don't disagree with the current version except the link to nytimes which is not mentioning thapar at all, I am just replacing it with the link of /old.himalmag.com/himal-feed/54 it is detailed, related with the event and reliable source as well. Also, current quote on this section is "She questioned whether the changes were an, "attempt to replace mainstream history with a Hindutva version of history", with the view to use the resultant controversy as "election propaganda."... It should also add "She considered both BJP and Congress jumping "onto the same bandwagon".." Because her view was not limited with one governmental party. Bladesmulti (talk) 03:28, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

You can fix any links you want; I have a problem with your other change. Thapar does not mention the BJP by name; all she says is "Hindutva" version, so we should certainly not delete that. Vanamonde93 (talk) 04:11, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

October 2015[edit]

Someone please help me here, I broke the Internet.

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Crawford88 (talk) 06:11, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

her work is also controversial[edit]

i want to include some content from this article

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/analysis/decline-and-fall-of-historians.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 103.193.203.188 (talk) 14:52, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

Please read WP:RS. --regentspark (comment) 14:56, 20 February 2016 (UTC)