Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Q.  That the homeland of the Aryans was Arctic Region, was propounded by ___?

a. Max Muller
b. Edward Meyer
c. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
d. Herzefeld


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The Arctic Home in the Vedas is a book on the origin of Aryans by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak The book was written at the end of 1898, but was first published in March 1903 in Pune .It propounded the theory that the North Pole was the original home of Aryans during pre-glacial period which they had to leave due to the ice deluge around 8000 B.C. And had to migrate to the Northern parts of Europe and Asia in search of lands for new settlements. In support to his theory , Tilak has presented certain Vedic hymns, East Iranian passages, Vedic chronology and Vedic calendars with interpretations of the contents in detail.
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