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Shrikant G. Talageri, born in 1958, was educated in Bombay where he lives and works. He studied the Konkani language. He studied and wrote on the theory of the Aryan invasion of India, and interpreted the Rig Veda with the help of the internal chronology of Rig vedic Rishes within the Rig Veda taking into account the genealogical records Anukramanis.

Talageri's work has been criticized by several academics, including professors M Witzel,[1][2] N Kazanas,[3] H H Hock [4] and A Fournet.[5]


  • The Rigveda and the Avesta: The final evidence. New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan. 2008
  • The Rigveda: A Historical Analysis, 2000 ISBN 81-7742-010-0 [1]
  • The Aryan Invasion Theory: A Reappraisal, by Shrikant Talageri, with a Foreword by S.R. Rao. 1993. Aditya Prakashan, New Delhi.
  • Michael Witzel - An examination of his review of my book. 2001
  • TALAGERI 2005: “Sita Ram Goel, Memories and Ideas”, p. 239-346 in “India’s Only Communalist: In Commemoration of Sita Ram Goel”, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2005.


  1. review by Michael Witzel (pdf version) Electronic Journal of Vedic Studies Vol. 7 (2001), issue 2 (March 31). Witzel considers Talageri's book a Hindutva-inspired "historical fantasy"
  2. Witzel's reply
  3. http://www.omilosmeleton.gr/pdf/en/indology/N_Kazanas_S_Talageri_Correspondence_2005.pdf
  4. http://illinois.edu/calendar/detail/2617?cal=20130922&skinId=6233&eventId=29850521
  5. *Arnaud Fournet review of Talageri's 2008 book