readers and researchers of Hindu Religion and South Asian cultures
often mention about "Aryan" and "Dravidian" groups
in India. Some scholars said all groups in the Northern part of
India as Aryans and those in the South as Dravidians. Some mistakenly
regarded all belonging to the Upper Castes as Aryans. There is no
real dividing line separating the groups as only Aryans and Dravidians.
In fact, there does not seem to be a Dravidian race in any research
books, only a mention of Culture, Architecture and Language styles
listed as Dravidian.
under Adolph Hitler and Persians and some Central Asians claimed
themselves to be "Aryan" race, when they had no other ancient history
of a civilization to adhere to. For the sake of simplicity of understanding
these terms were used in this articles to separate two distinctive
cultural and ethnic groups that existed in India from ancient times
though they were well mixed all over the land.
the most ancient times, several thousands of years back, the
Indian subcontinent was occupied and populated by an ancient group
of aboriginal dark skinned people and traces of some of them are
still said to be living in many remote areas of the land. They were
the nomadic hunters belonging to the later stone age. After this
period, there were agricultural groups using copper tools, domesticated
animals and a distinctive cultural practice in groups with religious
prayer and burial rituals noted among them. These were the original
ancient "Indian Ethnic groups".
were the people with a mixture of Australoid racial features, similar
to the Australian aboriginal and Indonesians, Caucasian ethnic groups
like the Central Asians, Mongolians from the East and Negroid ethnic
groups with African racial characters. There were also migrations
from the Italian and other Mediterranean areas to the west coast,
northwest and southern parts of India. The Sumerians, Greeks, Central
Asians and Eastern Europeans from the West also came. They are all
believed by some to be the origin of the so called "Aryan" and "Dravidian"