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In Quest of the Dates of the Vedas


A comprehensive study of the Vedic and the Indo-European flora, fauna and climate over
the last 10,000 years in light of the information emerging from the disciplines of
archaeology, archaeo-botany, geology, genetics and linguistics


by Premendra Priyadarshi

Partridge Publishers. Published September 2, 2014



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Acacia arabica 276

Acacia catechu 64, 67

Acacia, pre-Harappan 92

Aegilops tauschii 56

Ahar, iron at 41

ahī (cow) 352

ahi-dviṣ (mongoose) philology 84

ahi-phena (opium) 280

aihwatundi 155fn

AIT 128-9; horse in 134

aja (goat) 350

ajagara (python) 83,323

akwa (horse), absent in Hittite 130

Allchin, on horse Harappan 136

alligator 300

Altai, past climate 25

Altyn Depe Indus seal 97; Indus inscriptions at 114

Amarakosha, willow 173

āmlā 104fn

amulet 37; amulet of zebu Ur 117

Anatolia hypothesis 129-30; Anatolian origin 196

Anatolian, farming words lost in 131

Anau horse 123; Marshall on 139

ancient DNA, goat, France 343

Ancient DNA, horse 164; in Spain 162

Ancient DNA, Indian (human) West Asia 100

Andronovo culture, date of 109, genesis of 112

Andronovo posterior to Pirak 125

Andronovo pottery 40

ant (vamra) philology 259

Anthony, David, claim by 134-5; retracted 135

aṇu millet YV 63

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Apis 327

apple, IE cognates 282

apuṣpā, apuṣpī RV 241

Aq Kupruk, caballus horse 139; goat at 340

aquatic animals in YV 83

Arab horse origin 143, 144,147,148; ribs 149

Arabia, horse statue 166

araṇī (fire-stick) 256

araṇya, grassland in RV 153; habitat of horse 153; as forest 153.

Aratta 119

aravinda, cognates 281

arid region 88

aridity, and zebu 118; in China 168; in steppe 110; NW India 169

Arkaim 110, 115, 125

Artemisia 190, 191,193; as incense 193

artemisinin for malaria 190

artisans, Indus 115, migration of 116

Arundo grass-reed 92

Aryan arrival, absence of DNA evidence 19

Aryan farmers 128

Ash-tree, see Fraxinus.

Asparagus 246

aspen 73-4, 248-; horses’ dislike for 255

aspen, cognates 253; and aśva 253; and aśvattha 254; etymology 254; aspen, habitat 254; a.

in northern route 254; medicinal properties 257

ass, philology of 154

Assyria, bull cult in 118

aśvattha 70,73,74, leaves of 70

aśvattha, home of Goddess 240

aśvattha, -pen for horse-sacrifice 255; in TS 256; confusion identification in S.Br. 257; abode

of mother Goddess 257

aśvinī kumaras 76,191; and poplar 253

Aśvins RV 253

Atharva-Veda 89, date of 64,89

Australia, Indian migration to 22,96

avaka grass YV 49, 50

Avesta, date of 85

Azzaroli 121-2,124,127

babhru 31,84, 298-9

Bactria, oldest horse of 123

Badam, Inamgaon 137

Bagor, horse at 138

balano (Gk.) oak 209

balbaja grass RV, YV 60, 61, AV 64

Bali, Indian migration to 96

Baltic, absence of oak 198

Baluchistan, desertion of 90; forest 95

banyan 74

baraqat (Arabic word) 265

Barb horse, origin of 147, ribs in 149

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karkandhu 76

karkaṭa tree 204-5

karkaṭa, cognates 295

karpāsa 284-5

kaṣāya 320

kaśikā 313

kastor 299

kasturi, kastūrī 85,299

Katelai, horse burial at 121-2,125

Kathiawar horse 144

Kayatha horse 139

Kazakh horse 148

Kazanas, on horse in Indian archaeology 11;

KD phase, camel at 363

k dāra 236; IE philology of 237

Kennedy on Harappan horse 140

Kenoyer, on skeletons 100-101

k śarī, philology of 320,321

khadira, see Acacia catechu.

Khair-Sissoo Forest 67

khāṇḍa 287

khara, philology of 154-5,

kharjūra 75

khas (perfume) 193

kīkaṭa RV 276

kikkar, kikkir (Acacia arabica) 276; cognates 277

Kikkuli 121

konj (horse, Slavic) 157

Kot Diji, decline in pottery 30; iron at 117

kṛdara YV 236,238

Kuntasi horse-bone 136

Kurgan, graves 114; hypothesis 159

kuṣṭha 189,192-4; for fever 190; in China 190; trading in AV 190

kutsa 191,194

kuutth 191

kuyava 30

Kyzyl Khak 105

Labeo 308

Lachs Theory 12,301-8

Lagenaria siceraria 237

lākṣā, lakṣā 307,302

lakṣaṇa 307

lakṣmaṇa TS 307-8

lakṣmī (etymology) 307

lakso- 301

lāñchana 307

language change 24,41,128

language of Vedas 41

Larsen (pig DNA study) 103

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Last Glacial Maximum 19; oak refugia 219; goat in 341; population growth after 20; sea-

level rise after 178

Lawler on Begash 107

lead 41

leech 84

lentil 7,52,59-60

leprosy, treatment 190

Lethyrus bean 52

Levant, camel in 360

Levine 9; on horse 134

LGM, see Last Glacial Maximum

lily 281

Linearbandkeramik 329

linguistic study, biased 130; manipulation of 130-1,131fn;

linum 282

lion 79,317-322; at Kish 87; archaeology 88; AV 89-90; YV 91; cognates of 322

lion-seal 319

lizard 315

lobster 296

lopasha, cognates 324

Lothal, iron 41

lotus 281; in RV 68

Lydekkar 143,147

Mackay on Harappan chariot 121

madar 277

madder 278-9

madhu 326

madhura-vṛkṣa 274

Mahagara, horse at 138

makara, IE cognates 300

malaria, treatment of 174,189

mandāra 277

mandible of horse, 139

Mani (author) 87

manipulation by Naderi 343-4

manjari 291

mare’s milk, Botai 160

Margaret, cognates 291

Margiana, Indus objects at 114

Marshall, J. on horse 139,143,234

martya 103

Maruta 385

Marwari horse 141

maśaka 326

mat of reed 93, Shatapatha Brahmana 93

Meadow, Eurocentricity of 138-9

meat-import, camel’s 366

Mehrgarh 21; camel at 363; Populus at 248

Mehrgarh II 21; burnt bricks in 37

meka (goat) 347

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traveller to Sumer 235

treatise, Hittite 121

tree with fruit RV 240

tree without flower RV 240,245

tree-line 219

tri-kadruka RV 237

trikakuta 151

true horse 160

tuberculosis 234,241; and Vitis (soma) 58-9; treatment 185

Tulasidas 41

Turkmenistan, Indus seal in 97; wheat Neolithic 56

turtle 88,295

Tus’ratta 119

Udmurt 102

udumbara 74

Ukraine, Eastern human invasion into 99

Ukrainian cow, DNA study of 107

Underhill, Peter 20,97

unicorn, seals 150; Harappan 151

Uralic languages 102

Uraria 77

US Bureau report on sivalensis 147; on horse origin 159;

uṣṭra cognates 369-70,371-2

vaca, Calamus rotang 178

vājinī-vatī 252

Varaha 151

Varuna, ends drought 27; the Rain-God 44

vata tree 74

Vats, M.S. 120; on unicorn 150

Vedic pottery 39

vetasa 173; vetasa AV 93; for fever MaxMuller 180; for pain TS 179; habitat in river 181

vetche 52

Vetiveria 193

vetra 178,

Vindhyan Neolithic 129

violence at Harappa 87

Vitastā river 176

Vitis 59,177; V. vinifera pre-Harappan 92; v. philology of 183

vrīhi 52

Vrtra 28,29

Vṛtrasura 83

war-chariot 142

wasp 326fn 30

water-logging YV 52

water-wheel 110; in RV 30

wax, bees’ 327

weaving, oldest 268

wheat 52,54; absent from RV 57; import in Begash 107-8; in Bronze Age Ukraine 56; wild 55

wild camel RV 366

wild cat 331

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