Negroids & Shudras, North-south

Yashwant Malaiya malaiya at CS.COLOSTATE.EDU
Sat Mar 18 00:09:21 UTC 2000

Raveen Satkurunathan wote:

>Pretty interesting that without the help of modern linguistics, old Puranic
>writers “some how” knew that the natives of Gujarat and Maharashtra were
>Dravidian speaking although currently a majority of them speak in IE

I don't know if there is any relationship with this, I know
about a specific community in Maharashtra/Karnataka where
many parents/grandparents speak Kannada but the children generally
often speak Marathi.

I should mention here something regarding Rajputs. The Solanki
(Chaulukya) and Rathore (Rashtrakuta) clans originated in the south
with absolute certainty. Very likely the Parmars (who "originated"
at mount Abu) have something to do with Rashtrakutas. The Gahadavals
(V.P. Singh, the former PM, is one) are thought to have been related
to the Rashtrakutas in some way.

Paul Kekai Manansala wrote:

>They argue either for a Holocene or pre-Holocene migration from the
>Sahara or East Africa as the main source of 'recent' African genetic and
>cultural contribution to the Dravidian population.

Is this "African genetic contribution" a speculation or there
is scientific basis for it? I assume this does not go back to
the time when humankind originated in Africa.

>Strangely, the ancient Greeks also noted that there were very hoary
>connections between 'Ethiopia' and India.

Can you mention the authors and the what they said? Thanks.


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