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A ancient Greek historian who was born in HalicarnassusCaria (modern day BodrumTurkey) and lived in the fifth century BC (c. 484 – 425 BC). He has been called the “Father of History”, and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.

"And upon his return to Greece they gathered around and asked, "Tell us about this great Land of the Afrakans called Ethiopia." And Herodotus said, “There are two great Ethiopian nations, one in Sind (India) and the other in Egypt”. Herodotus’ account of the great African civilizations that spanned both the African continent and much of South East Asia, was not the first nor would it be the last observation by travelers and historians alike, of the Afrakan civilizations in South East Asia

Yes, I'm 100% Asian. Here's my reasoning.

Please stop telling me that I’m not. Here’s why: you don’t know me and my family history and you’re not me. 

 No seriously, let’s have a little Anthropology lesson here!

Most people don’t believe me when I tell them I’m 100% asian, you know why? Because most people associate asians with race, not region. I am half Japanese and half Indian meaning that my race is Mongoloid and Dravidian. Mongoloids are those who reside in southeast asia like Japan, China, Korea, Philippines and all those islands in the south which is what most of the continent Asia contains. But on the other hand, India and the (Middle east, I think) are considered Dravidians—Though some Indians and Middle Eastern people are Caucasians just like the Ainu’s in Japan are Caucasian. Russia is in Asia but they are considered Caucasian. Also, did you know that Native Americans and Native Mexicans are Mongoloids too? That’s why some people get confused between Mexicans and Asians. If you look carefully, they share similar facial features and structures.

So there is something a little interesting that you may have not known!

The Dravidian Race
Left, head of a Black Man from Mohenjo-daro; right, Panya woman in South India. 

The Dravidian race consists predominantly of south Indians. They are characterized by their dark complexion, large foreheads and dark hair and eyes. According to experts, this race arrived in India around 3000 B C.

Dravidians are believed to be of African origin. Similarities between their complexion, forehead structure and bone structure support this claim. After their settlement in India, they established a very sophisticated culture. Their religion was earth centric and was based on the worship of life-giving forces in nature. They made offerings of plants and herbs to these forces. With the arrival of the Aryans in India around 1500 B C, the Dravidians were forced to move towards the south and central parts of the country. The influence of Aryans in their religion saw a shift from nature-worship to the worship of gods and goddesses based in heaven. Their rituals now involved fire and smoke. The roots of Hinduism were sowed with this radical shift in religion.

With the decline in Indus Valley Civilization, the Dravidians established a rich culture in south and central India. Their contribution to the development of language and literature is immense. All the major languages used in south India are of Dravidian origin, Tamil being the root language.

Aryans and Dravidians - A controversial issue

The most basic division of the Indian society is of Aryans and Dravidians. According to this division, nearly 72% of Indians are Aryans and 28% are Dravidians. The north Indians are the descendants of Aryans and the south Indians are Dravidians. The languages spoken in five states of south India are considered Dravidian languages and most of the languages spoken in the north are considered Aryan languages. The general script of the Aryan languages is different from the general script of Dravidian languages. The Indians also distinguish themselves by the general north Indian accent and general south Indian accent.

According to general Indian legend, the Aryans arrived in north India somewhere from Iran and southern Russia at around 1500 BC. Before the Aryans, the Dravidian people resided in India. The Aryans disregarded the local cultures. They began conquering and taking control over regions in north India and at the same time pushed the local people southwards or towards the jungles and mountains in north India. According to this historical fact the general division of Indian society is made. North Indians are Aryans and south Indians are Dravidians. But this division isn’t proper because of many reasons.

Many Indians immigrated from one part of India to other parts of India and not all local people of north India were pushed southwards by the Aryans. Some stayed and served the Aryans and others moved to live in the forests and the jungles of north India. Before the arrival of the Aryans there were also other communities in India like Sino-Mongoloids and Austroloids. There were also other foreign immigrations and invaders who arrived in India, from time to time.

There are many that completely doubt that there was ever any Aryan invasion in India. This skepticism is based on the dating of the Aryan invasion of India and the fact that Hinduism and the caste system are believed to have been established as the result of the meetings between the intruding Aryans and original residents of India, the Dravidians.

The caste system is believed to have been established by the Aryans. The fair skinned Aryans who occupied parts of India established the caste system, which allowed only them to be the priests (Brahman), aristocracy (Kshatria) and the businessmen (Vaisia) of the society. Below them in hierarchy were the Sudras who consisted of two communities. One community was of the locals who were subdued by the Aryans and the other were the descendants of Aryans with locals. In Hindu religious stories there are many wars between the good Aryans and the dark skinned demons and devils. The different Gods also have dark skinned slaves. There are stories of demon women trying to seduce good Aryan men in deceptive ways. There were also marriages between Aryan heroes and demon women. Many believe that these incidences really occurred in which, the gods and the positive heroes were people of Aryan origin. And the demons, the devils and the dark skinned slaves were in fact the original residence of India whom the Aryans coined as monsters, devil, demons and slaves. Normally the date given to Aryan invasion is around 1500 BC. But according to Hinduism experts some of the events in Hinduism occurred much earlier. Some of the events like the great war in the Mahabharta epic is believed to have occurred (based on astronomical research) 7000 years ago.

According to this Hindu experts the word Aryan is a misinterpretation of the original Sanskrit word, Arya. Arya means pure or good in Sanskrit. In the holy Vedas the good people were called Arya. Some of the European scholars of Indian culture in the 19th century were Germans. These German scholars who found that Swastika was also a holy symbol among the Hindus distorted, the word Arya to Aryan.

Y chromosomes in Lingayat and Vokkaliga Dravidians from SW India
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(image) From the paper: The virtual absence of Z283 subclades, namely Z280 and M458, and the total representation of R1a1a-derived samples by the Z93 marker in our dataset support an earlier observation that the M198 chromosome likely differentiated in the region between Eastern Europe and South Asia (Pamjav et al., 2012), and subsequently expanded in opposite directions. However, it will require additional R1a1a* samples from different populations across Eurasia to comprehensively evaluate the geographic origins, distribution and ethno-linguistic associations of the individual M198-derived lineages………. Read More


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The belief of Tamils states that –there was great danger for human race in the past. The danger was caused by abundant water. The Caretaker of funerals in Tamils region came to know about this. He got a dream couple months before the danger. He went to the public and stated this. His words were …

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Dalit Panther is a social organization, founded by Namdev Dhasal in April 1972 in Mumbai. Later on many dalit activists joined this organization. But the Namdev Dhasal, Raja Dhale and Arun Kamble were the original leaders of Dalit Panther, which saw its heyday in 1970s and through the 80s. Dalit Panther is inspired by Black Panther Party, a revolutionary movement amongst African-Americans, which emerged in the United States and functioned from 1966-1982. The initiative to form the Dalit Panther Movement was taken up by Namdeo Dhasal at Mumbai.The name of the organization was borrowed from the ‘Black Panther’ Movement of the USA. They called themselves “Panthers” because they were supposed to fight for their rights like panthers, and not get suppressed by the strength and might of their oppressors.

The US Black Panther Party always acknowledged and supported the Dalit Panther Party through the US Black Panther Newspaper which circulated weekly throughout the world from 1967-1980.

Its organization was modeled after the Black Panther. The members were young men belonging to Neo-Buddhists and Scheduled Castes. Most of the leaders were literary figures whose age ranged between 20 to 30 and academic qualifications ranged from Non-matric to M.A. The controversy over the article “Kala Swatantrya Din”(Black Independence Day) by Dhale which was published in “Sadhana” (Special issue of the August 15, 1972) created a great sensation and publicised the Dalit Panthers through Maharashtra. The Panther’s full support to Dhale during this controversy brought Dhale into the movement and made him a prominent leader. With the publicity of this issue through the media, Panther branches sprang up spontaneously in many parts of Maharashtra.

The Dalit Panther movement was a radical departure from earlier Dalit movements. Its initial thrust on militancy through the use of rustic arms and threats, gave the movement a revolutionary coloration

Virupaksha Temple: A Shiva temple in South India

The Virupaksha temple was built at Vijayanagara and is referred to as the temple of Pampapati, the protecting deity of the Vijayanagara kings. 

This temple was built in the Dravidian style, under the guidance of the well-known architect Gunda and his associates. It has a square plan from the base to the apex, conforming to the Nagara order. The vast temple has a sanctum, circumambulatory passage, and a few mandapas (ornamental halls). 

The whole structure is enclosed by a prakara wall with gopura entrances in front and behind on the east and west, which are the earliest in the Calukyan series.

The fine sculptures of the Virupaksha temple add beauty to the architecture. The image of the Sun riding on a chariot drawn by seven horses is especially noteworthy. There are many sculptures depicting Shiva in various forms.

- The Encyclopedia of Hinduism

The Hebrews were neither Africain or Euroasian. In their own words they called Hamitic and Japhethic. They considered themselves “Semetic.” Though the term is made up and unscientific, it was based on the recognition of a racial type that had manifested in West Asia by the time of Israel’s development around 1000 bce.

This racial type consisted of descendants from the Caspian Basin that migrated into West Asia in great numbers around 2000 bce, such as the Aryans. The Hebrews represent the Caspian-Aryan migrants that went to Canaan/Palestine. There was undoubtedly mixture with the local Afro-Dravidian population, but this mixture was limited in scope. As the Hebrew’s Torah explains, mixture with the Canaanites was looked down upon. They considered the Canaanites sons of Ham (the Africians), a family that they claim also included Mizraim (Egyptians/Kemetics), Cush (Sudanese), Put (East Africans), and Nimrod (southern Mesopotamians). The only reason some Caspian-Aryans speak so-called Afro-asiatic languages ( a mythical category to begin with) is because they adopted the language of the Afro-Dravidian in the early period before domination. That is a linguistic shift, not a racial one. This is no different than the fact that you speak a European language as your first language yet are not racially European.

As you can see, these real Hebrew descendants below are neither African nor Euroasian , but a distinct Caspian-based race. Neither the Ethiopian Falasha nor Eastern European Askanazi are remotely pure Hebrews.

Many of you, clinging to hold on to your master’s religion, will try and see these people as African . You can, but trust me, they don’t see themselves as members of the African race which they claimed were cursed sons of Ham, destined to be the slave of Shem and Japheth.

Love yourself and stop trying to include an ethnic group that doesn’t want to be included with you. We don’t need to include Hebrews to have a great history, their entire religion is just a corruption of diluted Kushite-Kemetic philosophy mixed in with the oral history of the Caspian-Aryan’s invasion of the Afro-Dravidian race.

Dravidians

Dravidian is the name given to a linguistically related group of people in India. They are said to be the first original settlers of ancient India. Dravidian culture is very diverse, with some groups maintaining more traditional customs such as totemism and matralinealism, while others have developed the lifestyles of a modern technological society.

Dravidian language has remained relatively intact despite a considerable amount of contact and intermarriage with other people in the Indian subcontinent. Today with more than one hundred seventy million speakers, the Dravidians make up the fourth largest linguistic group in the world.

It is often presumed that Dravidians were the creators of the Indus River Valley Civilization and that they were occupying all of the Indian subcontinent when the Indo-Aryans invaded from Afghanistan (ca2000 BCE). The Dravidians were probably subjected by the Indo-Aryans and are the dasus of Vedic scriptures. Other Dravidians remained in a tribal state in central and southern India. Dravidians in general were gradually Hinduized, but retained their languages. The Tamil language is the first of the Dravidian languages to reflect the influence of Hinduism.


Dravidian languages: distribution of Dravidian languages

North Dravidian languages

Central Dravidian languages

South-Central Dravidian languages

South Dravidian languages

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