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The Dravidians Sudanese /Ethiopian Indians Africa extended into what is now called India. The Dravidians or original peoples sometimes referred to as Dalits are Ethiopians/Africans. The term Dalits means Bound and the name may have been given to them by those who enslaved them and put them in a racist caste system at the lowest levels. the Dalits or Dravidians were the indigenous peoples of India or the Eastern Ethiopians or Eastern Africans. "The distinction between the black-skinned Sudroid races of southern India and the fair-skinned Aryan races of northern India is not an invention of English colonialist historians; it is a feature mentioned by the earliest Greek travelers who visited south Asia centuries before the advent of Robert Clive. The ancient Greeks considered the Africans and Sudras (modern Dalits and Dravidians) as belonging to the same `Ethiopian' stock. `Ethiopian' was the Greek word for `Negro', and Greek authors referred to the African Negroes as `Western Ethiopians' and to the Sudroids as `Eastern Ethiopians' (ie. Eastern Negroes) [ cf. Herodotus.VI.70 ] Witness the following citation from Herodotus -
such as ancient shrines. several geographers considered India merely another extension of Ethiopia or Abyssinia -India as a whole originates from the north. E. and. Dutton & Co. save in their language. `Alexander's Itinerary. tr. The History' . those in the south are like the Aethiopians in colour. An English . It is a fertile country. but only to the Pygmies of the Andamans. Book VIII (Indica). trans. This theory is refuted by the following statement of the Periplus. 1862 `Itinerarium Alexandri. "That part of it lying inland and adjoining Scythia is called Abiria. which no doubt describes the tall and black Malabari Dravidians Beyond the gulf of Baraca is that of Barygaza and the coast of the country of Ariaca. Alexander Kondratov `Anabasis Alexandri. N. E. Very many cattle are pastured there. yielding wheat and rice and sesame oil and clarified butter. is not so far different in India and Ethiopia. Iliff Robson (1933) The Two Ethiopia's (Kush Dwipa): "I might almost say that the same animals are to be found in India as in Aethiopia and Egypt.145 ]. tr. " It is sometimes alleged that these eminent historians are not referring to the Sudras in general. Sudras ] differed in nothing from the other Ethiopians. 4th century AD. is of three thousand stadia. save the river-horse: though Onesicritus states that they do have the river-horse also. cotton and the Indian cloths made there from. ie. although they are like the rest in respect to countenance and hair (for on account of the humidity of the air their hair does not curl). the land of the black people." The Eastern Ethiopians. and before Astacampra. " Arrian. The appearance of the inhabitants. embraces all the area which is Persian. although Onesicritus says that the hippopotamus is also to be found in India. and formed one of the groups referred to as `East Ethiopians' [ Kondratov. and that the Indian rivers have all the other river animals except the hippopotamus.York. "Periplus. Black Sudroids form a sizeable portion of the population in this region to this day. Iliff Robson (1933) `Herodotus.' Chapter 6. and the character of their hair. but the coast is called Syrastrene. For the Eastern Ethiopians have straight hair. Indeed. `Anabasis Alexandri. As for the people of India. from which much cotton cloth is brought down to Barygaza. George Rawlinson.41 The Makran was referred to by the Greeks as `Gedrosia'. " " [I]n other respects India is not unlike Ethiopia. " Sources: Riddles of 3 Oceans'. walls of forts and great wells. are black of countenance. and continues as far as Egypt and the lands of Ethiopia. and the men are of great stature and black in color.' Anonymous. whereas those in the north are like the Egyptians. but the northern Indians are most like the Egyptians in appearance.. and some of the Indian rivers have fish and other large water animals like those of the Nile. In these places there remain even to the present time signs of the expedition of Alexander. [ ie. which is the beginning of the Kingdom of Nambanus and of all India. The metropolis of this country is Minnagara. and their hair black also. the southern Indians resemble the Ethiopians a good deal. Book VIII (Indica) ' by Arrian. p. from Barbaricum to the promontory called Papica opposite Barygaza. only they are not as snub-nosed or so woolly-haired as the Ethiopians. too. while they of Libya are more woolly-haired than any other people in the world. of the coarser sorts. and the Indian rivers have crocodiles like the Ethiopian and Egyptian Nile. The sailing course along this coast.
the Nubian megaliths date from around 1000 B.' W. Historians have conclusively established that caste did not exist in the preAryan age. The latest genetic research. reprinted 1988. Adi-Dravida means . with the former choosing to adopting Aryan culture and submit as slaves to the Aryans and the latter battling the savage Aryans. L.Murray. retaining their freedom in the jungles. and Baluchistan where the Brahuis. The First to populate India When we see pictures of Indians and India most of us have no knowledge of the Dravidians or Dalits. The intriguing similarity extends from the subterranean structure found near them..H. The Caste system was instituted by the ruling Aryan class that invaded India. Bombay & Calcutta 1912.tufts. Mountstuart Elphinstone.C. During the Harappan Golden Age. On grounds of cultural affinities such as inheritance through women. Upper Egypt.perseus. J. and structure of temples. a Dravidian race. London.). `Geography.it means `Original Dravidian'. The Ancient History Bulletin 12." "Of particular significance is archeologist B. that the Dravidians and Dalits existed as one people." According to Lal. B. Lal's contention that the Dravidians probably came from Nubia. Iran. Albemarle Street. we see black people but somehow we do not relate to them as part f our family. snake cults. London 1841. It was introduced by racist color-conscious Aryan invaders who wished to "maintain their racial purity" from "contamination" with native Dravidians. The division between Dravidians and Adi-Dravidians is purely artificial and the result of Aryan invasions. organization of society.C. Strabo. Lal writes: "At Timos the Indian team dug up several megalithic sites of ancient Nubians which bear an uncanny resemblance to the cemeteries of early Dravidians which are found all over Western India from Kathiawar to Cape Comorin. Here a some comments on that history: "The Dravidians entered India before the Aryans. is entirely Aryan and Brahmanic origin. & ed.edu/.C.'.Translation' by Iolo Davies. which is compared to Nazism and Hindutva. which conclusively proves that the Dravidians and Dalits belong to the same Negroid stock. Atlantic Publishers New Delhi 1988. still live. known as `Sudras'.1-2 (1998) 29-54 `The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea: Travel and Trade in the Indian Ocean by a Merchant of the First Century. . Even the earthenware ring-stands used by the Dravidians and Nubians to hold pots were identical." Here is an excerpt of an essay by Mukesh Paswan: "Distorted Race Theory" The term "distorted race theory" in application to the Dravidian movement. Jones (ed. before 2000 B. This theory would give them among other things their Mediterranean features and dark complexion. translated by H. Schoff (tr. The evidence of Indian skulls from the Indus Valley indicates that the Mediterranean stock became established in north India before the Harappab Civilization came into existence around 2000 B. which the Indian iconoclasts suffering from. http://www. after passing through Mesopotamia. some historians connect the Dravidians with the Elamites and Mesopotamians.). `History of India'. The poisonous casteism.
original Hebrew and many others. Sanskrit is listed with many of the sacred languages [priestly] as in heirogylphs [Egyptian] Geez [Ethiopian].. i. according to ancient dictionaries. S-a-n-s-k-r-i-t. dropped the 'H' completely and used the name Indoos or Indus which later led to the formation of the word 'India'. similarly 'Saraswati' was pronounced as 'Haravyati' or 'Harahwati'. Thus 'Sapta Sindhu' was pronounced as 'Hapta Hindu'. In Vedic Sanskrit. This is how the word 'Hindu' came into being. In other planets also. In the Rig Veda. The Greeks who invaded India under Alexander the Great. Aren't we all Hapi? Hapi (Hep. Hap. though. The term `Adi-Dravida' (original Dalits) is most generally used by educated `Dravidian Dalits' to refer to themselves. Sanskrit. Sanskrit language. the Egyptians just called the Nile iterw. meaning 'the river' . The word `Sudra' is attested from the Vedic Dark Ages. ('Nile' comes from the Greek corruption Neilos . India was referred to as the country of'Sapta Sindhu'.. now in Pakistan. The ancient Persians also referred to India as 'Hapta Hind'.and so it became the name of the god of the Nile. The word 'Sindhu' refers to rivers and sea and not merely to the specific river called the Sindhu (Indus). and this word is of African origin. this language is spoken.later on. was that of a rather well-fed.`Dravida' is Sanskrit : Dravida is of Sanskrit origin and the term `Sudra' and `Adi-Sudra' are now more in vogue for this very reason.of the Egyptian 'nwy' which means 'water'. as recorded in their ancient classic 'Bern Riyadh'. where he was thought to have lived at the 1st Cataract. whilst the terms `Dravida' and `Dalit' are much later innovations.e. The term `Dalit' largely refers to the Hindi-speaking Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Hapy) was probably a predynastic name for the Nile . but which is proposed in India is that the common proto language of Sanskrit was none other than some proto Dravidian language or the language spoken by the Indus people. The following diagram shows how the Dravidian word `Sudra' is in fact derived from `Sudan' : Sudan ----> Sudra (Black Indian Caste) (Central Africa) Sanskrit The word 'Hindu' has its origin in Sanskrit literature. That is why some scholars came to believe that the word 'Hindu' had its origin in Persia. blue or green man with the false beard of the pharaoh on his chin. not only of this planet. Far from repudiating their Dravidian identity. Swami Prabhpada Dravidian Origin: Another view which is not accepted in the west. Is that HAPI another connection between the Africans in Africa and those in India and beyond? The depiction of Hapi himself.. Sanskrit is a language which is mother of all languages.) He was mentioned in the Pyramid Texts ("who comest forth from Hep") where he was to send the river into the underworld from certain caverns. So this is the original language of this. 'sa' was pronounced as 'ha'. such persons have reclaimed it from those amongst whom it exists in a purer state: The ancient Indians were described by Professor Lynn Thorndike as . the country of seven great rivers.
’ Our Oriental Heritage. ‘The Ganges River. In the Arabic language Hind not Hindu means nation. The Indus valley Civilization was a work written by Sir Mortimer Wheeler and on the book jacket it was reported that: ‘ In 1922 at Harappa. without knowing the origin of the word. 227 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dr. ‘…the revelation of the Indus Valley Civilization.000 years older than any previously recognized in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent"…’From the distribution of the sites foist explored. date from about 1000BC speak of the people whom the proud Aryan invaders found in India as black sinned…’ John Jackson Man. There’s more! The word Hindu is found. it is commonly agreed. Runoko Rhasidi – Nile Valley Civilization. Hindu-e-falak means ‘the black of the sky’ and ‘Saturn’. evidence was discovered of an evolved urban culture nearly 2. Suryanarayan. N. To find the meaning of ‘Hindu’ one ought to look at the term ‘Hindu Kush’ (killer of Hindus?/or Kush meaning the Biblical Ethiopian). of course. and in 1922 at Mahenjo-daro in Sind. we call Dravidians. the hymns of the Rigvedas. black men with almost Negro noses.’ J. p 1-2. broad nosed people whom. all which are pre-Aryan.A. 396 ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Shiva The early Aryan literature of India. Go.‘Short. Will Durant pictures theses early Hindus as: ‘dark skinned. published from Mysore in 1952. The fair skinned Caucasian tribes who lived on the Northwest of Hindu Kush Mountain range . constructed and enveloped by the south Indian Dravidians." (R. Who were the people. the Indian subcontinent was inhabited by dark complexioned people before the migration of Caucasian tribes from Caucasus. We are now aware of the staggering 1000 Indus Valley cities covering a cultural area of more than 1100 miles east to west and 800 miles north or south.) The word Hindu may be as old as the Indus Valley Civilization. which. and Civilization.’ Short History of Civilization p. descendants of the Nile Valley. sacred to India is named after an Ethiopian King of that name who conquered Asia as far as this river. the culture was named the Indus Valley Civilization…" " …a third body of evidence come from the city Chanhu-Daro which was excavated in 1031. Rodgers . a small town in the Punjab. Universal Religion. in Persian literature.’ Dr. P.100 amazing facts about the Negro. ahs led to a complete revision of Indian History. It is shameful and ridiculous to have read all along in history that the name Hindu was given by the Persians to the people of our country when they landed on the sacred soil of Sindhu. who named this mountain range as Hindu Kush? Why these mountains were called the killers of Hindus? As I mentioned earlier.
Some have caps… Others indeed seem to have locked curled… But this will not account for the thick lips and the noses of the ancient images. http://www.html Here's even more! ‘ F.called the Indian subcontinent as the land of Hindus (land of black people). Hindu’ means black. That is how these mountains were given the name Hindu Kush by mountain dwelling Caucasian tribes. the language of the dominant Afghan tribe of Pashtoons. Willord states: ‘It is certain that very ancient statues of the Gods of India have crisp hair and the features of Negroes. The Northwest expansion of the inhabitants of Indus Valley was prevented by of Hindu Kush Mountains. he would have been hesitant to accept it. Vol. who ruled over India before the onslaught of Muslims. So for Hindus to accept that ‘Hindu’ means black would make them descendents of native Indians. Indians of today are the products of thousands of years of miscegenation between Caucasian groups and native Indians.org/sol/hindu. Whenever the plain dwelling Hindus attempted to cross these mountains. as the inferiority complex of ‘blackness’ is deeply imbedded in the psyche of Indians. The Greeks called the people of Indus Valley Indos or Indus and hence. . In Pashto. III.dalitstan. Hindu is pronounced as Indu (h is silent). In several parts of India the mountaineers still have resemblance to Negroes in the countenance and hair which is curled and has a tendency to wool. Most Indians except the Dalits consider themselves as the descendents of Caucasian tribes. nor can it be reasonably doubted that a race of Negroes formally had power and preeminence in India. who are black people That is why Hindus insist that ‘Hindu’ is the corrupted form of Sindhu [River]. the name India. The Muslims called it Hindustan. they met death due harsh terrain and heavy snow.’ [Asiatick Researches. London].