Original Dravidian Homeland
bhebbar at EROLS.COM
Sat Jun 12 22:15:05 UTC 1999
Dear Indologists specializing in Dravidian studies:
I need your informed opinions, comments, observations etc. on
According to Prof. N.Subramaniam (who has been given the title
"Historian of the Tamils" by Prof. R. Sathyanathaier) says in
book "The History of Tamilnad to AD 1336": "The Dravidian
speech was introduced into South India by a group of people
who migrated from the original home, i.e. from the Eastern
Mediterranean region to South India. When exactly this occurred
it is difficult to say." (p.22)
Also, Dr. David W. McAlpin has written a tract entitled
"Proto-Elamo-Dravidian: The Evidence and its Implications"
(American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia:1981) seems to imply
that the Dravidians have connections outside India.
Since, the "Aryan migration" theory was being so hotly
discussed, I am curious to know if, in the light of the
above, the "Dravidian migration" theory had any connections and
implications to the "Aryan" one.
Also, are there any people in South Asia who neither speak an
"Aryan" nor Dravidian language? If so, where would they fit in
to all this? And are there any theories on these people? Are
the Veddas of Ceylon these people?
Many thanks in advance to all who respond.
Waiting for your learned responses,
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