The Development of Aryan Invasion Theory in India: A Critique of Nineteenth-Century Social Constructionism

Chattopadhyay Banerjee, Subrata

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-07-22
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 167
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  • ISBN: 9811377545
  • ISBN-13: 9789811377549
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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.


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.