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Now, ‘public historian’ Anirudh Kanisetty claims depictions of many Hindu deities were imported from Central Asia!

“Hindu Deities: Imposed Imports By Kushana Warlords?”, Swarajya Mag, March 1, 2023:

“Some very crucial iconographic elements of Hindu Gods and Goddesses as we worship them today were actually not original to India but were imported and imposed by Central Asian ‘elites’ for political manipulation of religious sentiments.

Or so claims ‘public historian’ Anirudh Kanishetti in an article (‘Shiva, Skanda: How Hindu gods absorbed Iranian, Greek ideas’) published on 23 February 2023 in a news portal.

According to him the depictions of Hindu Gods and Goddesses we see today, ‘were shaped by a place that confounds unitary nationalist imaginations: Greater Gandhara….’

Read the full article at Swarajyamag.com

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