Samkara isn't a friend of AIT / AMT

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Samkara isn't a friend of AIT / AMT

Post by Seva Lamberdar on Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:37 am

The AIT (Aryan Invasion Theory) and AMT (Aryan Migration Theory) presuppose that India comprises two separate races of people, the fair complexioned north Indians (whom the AIT / AMT categorize as Aryans, coming originally from Europe) and the dark complexioned south Indians (Dravidians, the original inhabitants of India according to AIT / AMT).

Moreover, the AIT and AMT propagate the idea that the knowledge (especially Sanskrit and the Vedas) arrived in north India originally from outside (Central Asia etc.) and then spread into south India, i.e., according to the AIT / AMT, the north Indians (especially the fair complexioned north Indian brahmins) took and spread the knowledge (Sanskrit and Vedas) to dark complexioned south Indians.

None of this of course seems to be true.

The origin of the Vedas and Sanskrit is in India itself and by the Indians, and not due to the outsiders arriving in India and bringing Sanskrit and Vedas with them from outside … http://lamberdar.hubpages.com/hub/origins-of-vedas-and-sanskrit

Moreover, the differences in the complexions of north Indians (as slightly fairer) and the south Indians (a bit darker) are due to the long term climatic influences on people (cold and temperate climate in the North and hot and dry in the South), and not due to two different races (fair Aryans in the north and dark Dravidians in the South)…  http://lamberdar.hubpages.com/hub/genetic-testing_population-migrations 


Furthermore, to add to the misery of the supporters of AIT and AMT and totally discredit their theories (AIT and AMT), Adi Samkara’s example indicates that Sanskrit and the Vedas could have even originated and flourished in south India and might have been brought into north India by the dark complexioned south Indians (including Samkara, very likely a dark complexioned south Indian brahmin).

Samkara’s example (including people like him before from the South) thus totally contradicts the AIT / AMT idea that knowledge (Sanskrit and the Vedas) flowed exclusively from north India to south India.

In addition, even the word ‘Dravida’ (the root for the word ‘Dravidian’, which has racial connotations according to the AIT / AMT) was first used by Samkara only about 14 centuries ago to describe himself as a person coming from an area near the water and not someone belonging to the ‘race’ of dark colored south Indians.

Thus, Samkara’s first use of the word “Dravida” in the sense of someone living near water further negates the racial basis for AIT / AMT (in terms of separate races of Aryans and Dravidians in north India and south India, respectively) … http://www.geocities.ws/lamberdar/dravid.html

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