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“Aryan-Dravidian divide is a modern
political creation with no scientific or
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Science on Aryan and Dravidians
Even fifty years after independence, it is unfortunate but
true that Indians continue to view themselves and their
history through colonial glasses. The education system for
the most part continues to be based on the Macaulayite
model. This is especially so in subjects like history, which
include long discredited theories like the Aryan invasion and
the Aryan-Dravidian conflicts. What is the truth? Here is
what science has to say.
A recently published study comparing the genetic
composition of Western Eurasian and Indian populations
shows that the supposed Aryan invasion of India 3000 to
4000 years ago postulated by historians in the nineteenth
century, and still found in many textbooks is contradicted by
genetics. In articles that appeared in the British journal

01/09/2015 01:10 AM

humans evolved in Africa and spread into other parts of the world beginning about 100.and rock art at places like Bhimbetka in Central India. Jha and I have read more than 2000 Harappan seals and they show that the Vedic literature SEARCH BOOKS already existed by 3000 BC. 2 of 12 Current Biology. there is no Aryan-Dravidian divide. So. Punjabi. The authors of the genetic study note that this West Eurasian strain is not only insignificant. This goes to explain the presence of ancient cave. Bengali and others were provides many vital details related to the Hindu- Eurasian invaders.Origins Of The Aryan Dravidian Divide [ From Sword Of Truth Archives ].in/origins-of-the-aryan-dravidian-divide-from-sword-o.. This means that there is no correlation between the languages of the population and their supposed Eurasian origin. This is in agreement with other genetic data. Disotell. The recent decipherment of the Indus script shows that these findings are in agreement with findings from archaeology. T.” A key mitochondrial DNA of the Western Eurasian strain accounts for at most 5. when much of the Northern Hemisphere was uninhabitable due to extreme cold. according to the study. The literary evidence of the Ancient Indian History Comparative Religion Ethnic Cleansing Rigveda also contradicts any invasion from Eurasia. whereas speakers of ‘Dravidian’ languages of South India were the original inhabitants of Christian violence that has frequently swept Orissa's India. The Puranas also record that during an extended cold period.000 years ago. Kivisild and their coworkers observe that the “supposed Aryan invasion of India 3000 – 4000 years ago was much less significant than is generally believed. T. This rules out a recent common origin as postulated by the ‘Aryan invasion’. ORISSA IN THE CROSSFIREKANDHAMAL BURNING Here is something really interesting. but also present in roughly the same proportions in North and South India. It is worth noting that according to a widely accepted theory...000 years ago. The genetic study contradicts this by showing both to have the same insignificant proportion of the West Kandhamal district More info → Eurasian DNA strain. The ‘Aryan invasion’ theory holds that ancestors of speakers of ‘Aryan’ "Orissa in the Crossfire' languages like Hindi. according to science. Any split that occurred from a common population must have taken place more than 50. Some recent attempts to place the Rigvedic land in Afghanistan 01/09/2015 01:10 AM .. http://swordoftruth.R. This was during the last Ice Age.2 percent in Indian populations as compared to 70 percent in Europe. people from all parts of the world sought shelter in India in caves and rock shelters. showing that there were major migrations out of Africa into Southeast Asia at approximately the same time.

3 of 12 are seriously misguided. Ambedkar also. having no basis in Indian history or literature. Whether a tribe or a family was racially Aryan or Dravidian was a question that never troubled the people of India. Aryans according themselves Freedom Struggle Geopolitics Hindu Civilization Hindu Persecution History Marxist Historians & Their Fraud Modern Indian Politics Religious conversions Theology IndiaFacts Feed SwarajyaMag Feed The first point to note is that the idea of Aryans and Dravidians as separate.” This is supported also by the Manusmriti.Origins Of The Aryan Dravidian Divide [ From Sword Of Truth Archives ]. ships and navigation are very common. meaning they seek enlightenment. The Rigveda describes an established maritime society in which references to the ocean.in/origins-of-the-aryan-dravidian-divide-from-sword-o. It has nothing to do with race. It is one of the aberrations of scholarship that belongs to what Millikan called ‘pathological science’.. and conducts himself with decency and gentleness. until foreign scholars came in and began to draw the line. Rev. It is a creation of European scholars of the colonial era. Is Congress batting for Pakistan’s interest? Published by IndiaFacts The alacrity with which the Congress has tried to corner the government over Christian inculturation of Hinduism is religious prostitution Published by IndiaFacts On 17 December 2014. (Was this the reason that Sage Agastya went south of the Vindhyas. whether they belonged to the so-called Aryan race or the so-called Dravidian race. It tells us that Dravidians (in the geographic sense) are also Aryans who at one time had fallen from the Aryan fold when they stopped following certain Vedic practices and rituals. language or nationality. It is not easy to see how such a society could flourish in land-locked Afghanistan. Govada 01/09/2015 01:10 AM . This means that an Arya is one who hails from a distinguished family.. http://swordoftruth. The Amarakosha. As he wrote: “All the princes. Let us next look at its history and politics. the authoritative lexicon of the Sanskrit language (5th century AD) defines Arya as mahakula kulinarya sabhya sajjana sadhavah. In one particular place it describes Arya Desha as: “The land Christian inculturation in Tamil Nadu blasphemes Thirukkural Published by IndiaFacts Christians who had the temerity to lay their hands on Thirukkural then. 6 Jan 2015 appeared first on IndiaFacts. All in all both science and literature shatter the notion of any Aryan invasion. even mutually hostile people is of very recent origin. atte Secular Tweet Digest. were Aryas.. another ancient authority. (Sanskrit has no word for race. According to the Rigveda the “children of Arya follow the light”.. 6 Jan 2015 Published by IndiaFacts This article Secular Tweet Digest. taking Vedic knowledge with him?) The Manusmriti has been revised many times to reflect changes in society and practices.) This fact – that the Aryan-Dravidian theory was of recent origin – was noted by Dr.

fostered by special conditions. Nevertheless. it found able and very persistent literary advocates who made it appear very flattering to local vanity. In Germany.” That is to say. observed: “In England and America the phrase ‘Aryan race’ has quite ceased to be used by writers with scientific knowledge. the people of Peninsular India were considered exemplary Aryans.Origins Of The Aryan Dravidian Divide [ From Sword Of Truth Archives ]. though it appears occasionally in political and propagandist literature. the idea of the ‘Aryan’ race received no more scientific support than in England. 4 of 12 bounded by the mountain of Reva (Narmada).. What this means is that the terms ‘Arya’ and ‘Aryadesha’ were assigned to people and their habitat depending on their conduct and culture – and not race or language.. ‘Race science': Colonial-missionary politics The notion of Aryan and Dravidian as separate races. So at the time when this passage in the Manusmriti was composed. This is the land where black-skinned deer roam freely.. It should make one suspicious of the motives of the English. It also tells us that the inhabitants of this country are exemplary Aryans. the Eastern Sea (Bay of Bengal) and the Western Sea (Arabian Sea) is Arya Desha. http://swordoftruth.” Huxley was referring of course to the rise of Nazism around the notion of the Aryan race. And this was because of their conduct – not language or race. which includes Dravidians. the Manusmriti identifies Arya Desha as none other than Peninsular India. continued to classify their Indian subjects along racial lines. This is unfortunate because it rests on scientifically discredited beliefs. while denouncing racial theories in Europe. though a colonial European imposition continues to influence intellectual discourse in India. It therefore steadily spread. It was simply a politically convenient tool in their ‘divide and rule’ strategy. Writing as far back as 1939. They appealed to the vanity of one group to make them feel superior to others (but still inferior to the English). This also means that the assignment could change depending on whether the people had lapsed from their expected standards of behavior.in/origins-of-the-aryan-dravidian-divide-from-sword-o. who. Sir Julian Huxley. worthy of emulation by all.. one of the great natural scientists of the century. They 01/09/2015 01:10 AM .

as belonging to different races by emphasizing the genetic characteristic in which they differ.. but found it a convenient tool for use in India! British were by no means the only colonists to indulge in such propaganda in the name of ‘science’. the French anthropologist Jean-Pierre Langellier wrote: “The idea that the Hutus and the Tutsis were physically different was first aired in the 1860s by the British explorer John Speke… The history of Rwanda [like that of much of Africa] has been distorted by Pere Blancs [White Fathers] missionaries. on the contrary. which was the result of racist European concepts being applied to an African reality. 5 of 12 knew well that it had no scientific basis. Given any two individuals one can regard them as belonging to the same race by taking their common genetic characteristics.” Sound familiar? The Aryan-Dravidian conflicts are a carbon copy of the same racist divide.. convert and conquer policy.in/origins-of-the-aryan-dravidian-divide-from-sword-o. They made the Tutsis out to be a superior race. This was mainly due to the patronage extended to them by the ruling authorities – first the British and then the Marxist dominated Congress. Fortunately that there is enough indigenous scholarship in India to fight and refute such political charlatanism. At the end of the fifties. As one scholar put it: “The race concept has no scientific basis.and eye color as defining parameters. instead of choosing skin. which had conquered the region and enslaved the Hutus. They shall live in infamy. Better sense is now beginning to prevail. …Missionaries taught the Hutus that historical fallacy.. But to their eternal disgrace. This idea of dividing a conquered people in the name of ‘race science’ was a standard ploy of colonial officials and Christian missionaries. Much of the bloodletting in ethnic conflicts in Africa today is due to such mischief. http://swordoftruth. Speaking of the recent Hutu-Tutsi conflicts. academics and colonial administrators.Origins Of The Aryan Dravidian Divide [ From Sword Of Truth Archives ]. the Hutus used that discourse to react against the Tutsis. if one were to choose height and weight.. one would end up with African Zulus and 01/09/2015 01:10 AM .” As an illustration. but man-made classifications that use externally observable features. the ‘Secularist’ and Marxist historians of India continue to peddle this racist nonsense. or. though it did succeed in dividing the people into mutually hostile camps. The basic problem with these race theories is that they are based not on any laws of nature.

probably comparatively early in the millennium. 6 of 12 Scandinavians as belonging to the same race. Luigi Cavalli-Sforza. wonderful exploits. Noting such anomalies. another well-known Indologist from the same period was even more candid when he wrote: “… scholarship is warmed with the holy flame of Christian zeal. The idea that different languages of a ‘family’ branched off from a single root language – sometimes called a proto-language – can be traced to the story of the Tower of Babel found in the Bible. a prominent Dravidianist. widely regarded as the world’s foremost human geneticist.. which has been held now for more than a century and a half. Cultural differences Culturally the differences that we find between North and South Indian temples can be attributed to the historical experience of the last few centuries... Hunter.. and performed there. observed that such external features simply indicate changes due to adaptation to the environment.in/origins-of-the-aryan-dravidian-divide-from-sword-o. There seems to be no reason to distrust the arguments for it.” To take an example. http://swordoftruth. later to be called Sanskrit. He points out that the rest of the genetic makeup of the human family hardly differs at all. by which the Hindus became like atoms of dust scattered in all 01/09/2015 01:10 AM .Origins Of The Aryan Dravidian Divide [ From Sword Of Truth Archives ].” This is a statement based on faith that has no place in science. The great Max Muller himself admitted this Biblical belief was the reason why he used 1500 BC as the date of the Aryan invasion. The Islamic onslaught destroyed centers of learning in North India. This is our linguistic doctrine. Biblical beliefs like the creation of the world on October 23. Murray Emeneau. wrote as recently as 1954: “At some time in the second millennium BC.W. 4004 BC have had great influence on the interpretation of Indian history and culture by nineteenth century Europeans. a band or bands of speakers of an Indo-European language. W. entered India over the northwest passes. Alberuni who accompanied Mahmud of Ghazni on his campaigns in India wrote: “Mahmud utterly ruined the prosperity of the country. There are similar misconceptions about Aryan and Dravidan languages. in spite of the traditional Hindu ignorance of any such invasion.

Nalanda.” A historical fact worth noting that the last great school of Indian mathematics flourished in far away Kerala in the 14-15th century. The originator of the Dravidian language theory was Bishop Caldwell.. the author of the highly influential Comparative Grammar of Dravidian Languages (1856. the influence of Islam has been much greater in the North than the South. As a result. not a center of learning worth the name was established.) It was only in the nineteenth century that universities began to reappear. Following the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate. too. priests are recruited from Karnataka. where Madhava and his students worked on problems of Calculus and Infinite Series more than two centuries before Newton and Gregory. Travancore and Tanjavur.Origins Of The Aryan Dravidian Divide [ From Sword Of Truth Archives ]. The main influence in the north has been of the Moghul Empire. … Their scattered remains cherish. why Hindu sciences have retired far away from those parts of the country conquered by us. (I leave out Islamic theological centers.in/origins-of-the-aryan-dravidian-divide-from-sword-o. in Kashmir. Taxila. Vikramashila. while in the south it has been that of the Vijayanagar Empire and its successors like the kingdoms of Mysore. which had to be more or less re-acquired beginning in the 18th century. for the next six hundred years. It would be a serious error to project this back into early history – something like projecting back the Portuguese influence on Goa into the remote past. while temples in Nepal have priests from Kerala. This resulted in a loss of tradition and skills. http://swordoftruth.. India before the coming of Islam had many great centers of learning. which our hand cannot yet reach.. This is the reason. 7 of 12 directions. He placed Dravidian languages in what he called the Scythian 01/09/2015 01:10 AM . At the same time. The very fact that Shakaracharya established centers in all corners of India shows that he was not considered an outsider by North Indians even in those days. 1875). All this brings us back to politics as the main contributor to the Aryan-Dravidian divide including linguistics. the most inveterate aversion of all the Muslims. Sarnath and many more used to attract students from all over the world. For instance. the differences should not be exaggerated.. and have fled to places. of course.

http://swordoftruth.S. it drew the following response: “It would have been well. Tags: Indian History. degree in mathematics from Indiana University. and has published papers on statistics in the 1970s and on artificial intelligence in the 1980s..wikipedia. New Delhi: Voice of India. Rajaram (1998). Caldwell’s Scythic theory before regarding its refutation … as not only of considerable moment from a philological point of view but of vast moral and political importance. alleging Eurocentric bias in Indology and Sanskrit scholarship. When another linguist (Gover) criticized Caldwell for his unsound theories about the Scythian family and Dravidian languages. Marxist-Bias Authored by: N S Rajaram Website: http://en.. 8 of 12 Language Family.. this is still the version of history taught in Indian schools.Origins Of The Aryan Dravidian Divide [ From Sword Of Truth Archives ]. arguing within the "Indigenous Aryans" ideology instead. Gover had made himself sure of perfectly apprehending Dr.org /wiki/N.” By ‘moral and political’ he obviously meant Christian missionary and British colonial interests. Rajaram has published on topics related to ancient Indian history and Indian archaeology. To the disgrace of Indian education authorities and secularist scholars.. 01/09/2015 01:10 AM .D.in/origins-of-the-aryan-dravidian-divide-from-sword-o. Rajaram's work and publications claim to expose the "lack of scientific methodology" that has gone into the field of Indology. Indology. References The Politics of History by N. New Delhi: Voice of India._Rajaram Shri N S Rajaram holds a Ph. Rajaram (1995)._S.S. ‘The Vedic Dravidians’ in A Hindu View of the World by N. if Mr.