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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, August 1, 2001: In an interview with J.V. Lakshmana Rao of the India Tribune, Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swami, an eminent Sanskrit scholar, of Jeeyar Educational Trust and Vedic University, located in Sitanagaram in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, said the "Aryan invasion is a cock and bull story. It is the creation of Western invaders. The Westerners, who doubted the intelligence, culture and heritage of Indians, created the Aryan invasion theory .... The Westerners have no business to evolve a theory which is baseless and irrelevant." The Swami maintains the Hindu civilization is older than the Greek, Roman and Egyptian civilizations. "There is no history to prove that Hinduism had ever fought with anybody for its survival." the scholarly Swami said. The Swamiji was in Chicago as part of his world tour raising funds to create a colony of houses for the victims of the earthquake in Gujarat. The three-month tour, which began towards the end of June, took him to Switzerland, Rome, Paris, San Francisco, and Chicago. He will be visiting Boston and New Jersey, before he leaves the US for India on August 13.