Rig Veda, Indus Culture and the Indo-Iranian Connections

Document Type : Research Paper


Educational Institute VIDYA PROBODHINI, Goa, India


Starting with the origin of the Sanskrit language formulated borrowing from the local Dravidian and Munda
languages, the Indo-Iranian connections are explored in the context of myths and legends. The connection
between the Rigveda text and the Indus Culture is described, making use of the Indus seals. The non-Vedic
traditions in the RV text are traced to present day folk performances. Some Rigvedic entities like dAsa tribes,
their dwellings, the SAradI purs and surh-dagAl mounds, hAmuns, and more are identified, based on the
geological and environmental data from the Sistan region. Areas of further research are identified.