Most Indians, like me, deeply love their country and are proud of its rich and its diverse culture and heritage. However, problems like Caste system and the regional / communal division in the country are sobering thoughts and most of us wish we had a more plural, inclusive and united country. The so-called “Aryan invasion” theory (unproven, but widely believed) is also cause of much anguish and division.
I was reading a very interesting book ("The Incredible History of India's Geography") by Sanjeev Sanyal and I came across something something that was truly remarkable that I must share with all of you.
I was happily amazed when I read that the genetic makeup of Indians is unique and most of us are from the same flock. Hence, the so called “Aryan” and “Dasa” race divide, and consequently, the North Indian vs South Indian divide is all bullshit. Also, most, if not all of us have high & low caste genes in equal measure and essentially we all are the same.
Genetic science has proven that ALL the present day Indians are a mixture of ANI & ASI genetic make up. Not only this, studies PROVE THAT THE RIGID CASTE SYSTEM DIDN’T EXIST 2000 years ago.
Did some googling and you can see the evidence for yourself:
Put simply, 2000 years back, when the caste system was not rigid, people frequently married between castes. This means, all Indians share the same ancestors, which would comprise both HIGH & LOW CASTES. This rigid caste system with restrictions on marriage between castes is a recent (anthropologically speaking) phenomenon and essentially, no one can be claimed exclusively of this or that caste. I am excited by this, because, with this new evidence the high-low caste divide just melts away.
Genetics & geological studies also indicates that the super advanced Harappans & Mohenjodaro people weren’t killed by the "nomadic Aryans" but merely migrated to rest of the India, due to the drying up of the Saraswati river.
They, went inland in India and inter mixed freely with the abroginal races, to produce the MODERN INDIAN. Hence, the so called Aryan invasion theory was mainly bullshit by the Europeans and kept alive by politicians and taught to many of us in School History. What a way to mislead an entire generation & nation on a UNPROVEN THEORY !!!
Essentially, a South Indian and a North Indian are genetically very close and not of different races. We are something called ANI-ASI type. There are some tribes in Central Asia who are similar to us. But that is that.
I have always hated & been against Indians being divided on the basis of religion, color, region or caste.
Since, genetically we are all of the same makeup, unique & different from most other races in the world, I believe there is really no point in trying to fight amongst each other.
Rather we concentrate on fighting Poverty, Pollution, Terrorists and lazy Politicians trying to divide us for their selfish Vote-bank politics.
Happy Vijaya Dashmi to all my brothers and sisters.