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Hindu/Indian Culture Outside India
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No, buddy, I am afraid you have been duped. This story is not factually, or for matter even allegorically correct. The story begins with Kaliyuga, but then stoops down to laughable myths like notorious Aryan-Dravidian clash. This is straight out of fairy tales of 19th century racist orientalists.



One of the reason white guys are driven to appropriate Dharmic culure and its immense intellectual accomplishments is the biblical fairy tale of Ham.



[url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_Ham"]Curse of Ham[/url]





Quote:The Curse of Ham (more properly called the Curse of Canaan) refers to the biblical incident in Genesis 9:20–27 in which Ham's father Noah placed a curse upon Ham's son Canaan. Genesis tells how Noah, the first "husbandman" (farmer), was also the first to cultivate the vine and make wine. After Noah became drunk, and was "uncovered within his tent", his son Ham "saw the nakedness of his father" and told his two brothers, Shem and Japheth, who then covered Noah with a cloak while averting their eyes. When Noah awoke and "knew what his younger son had done to him", he pronounced the curse, not on Ham, but on Ham's son Canaan. Canaan was condemned to be a "servant of servants...to his brothers."



Questions raised by this story, especially regarding the nature of Ham's transgression, and the question of why Noah cursed Canaan when Ham had sinned, have been debated for over two thousand years.[1] The original objective was to justify the subjection of the Canaanites to the Israelites,[2] but in the first few centuries of the modern era, it came to be interpreted as a curse of, and explanation for, black skin; in addition, when Islam became established in the middle east, and with it the widespread Muslim practice of owning black African slaves, it became interpreted as a curse of slavery visited on black Africans, Ham's supposed descendants.[3]



Quote:The explanation that black Africans, as the "sons of Ham", were cursed, possibly "blackened" by their sins, was advanced only sporadically during the Middle Ages, but it became increasingly common during the slave trade of the 18th and 19th centuries.[33] The justification of slavery itself through the sins of Ham was well suited to the ideological interests of the elite; with the emergence of the slave trade, its racialized version justified the exploitation of a ready supply of African labour.



In the parts of Africa where Christianity flourished in the early days, while it was still illegal in Rome, this idea never took hold, and its interpretation of scripture was never adopted by the African Coptic Churches. A modern Amharic commentary on Genesis notes the 19th century and earlier European theory that blacks were subject to whites as a result of the "curse of Ham", but calls this a false teaching unsupported by the text of the Bible, emphatically pointing out that Noah's curse fell not upon all descendants of Ham, but only on the descendants of Canaan, and asserting that it was fulfilled when Canaan was occupied by both Semites (Israel) and Japethites (ancient Philistines). The commentary further notes that Canaanites ceased to exist politically after the Third Punic War (149 BC), and that their current descendants are thus unknown and scattered among all peoples.[





To, proud racist Europeans when they saw brown skinned Indians excelling in science and technology, supremely skillful in literature, philosophy, most of the time superior to their own, it created a cognitive dissonance. This impelled them to create a theory that would eventually help them appropriate these achievements, and pas them as their own.



The other objective was to de-judafy christianity, because of their immense hatred (the latter owing to downright antisemitism.) In India, they saw a strange exotic world both respectable and revolting, something that was ready for digestion.



The purpose of the Dravidian project was to generate ethnic troubles within the north and south Indian population, apparently due to diverse and disparate culture and spiritual traditions. They also tried this in other places like Rwanda,where the tragic Hutu-Tutsi feud degenerated to a bloody civil war resulting in the death of millions of people, scores more homeless. Just google this war, you will find out more yourself.



Thankfully because of the unique civilizational character of Indian society and tireless effort of Dharmic savants, a war was avoided, even after the colonial government having invested millions of rupees in the newly formed justice party in the madras presidency (today known as Tamilnadu). The objective was to start a separation movement , like we have seen in Kashmir , headed by the infamous Periyar.



P.S: The word DRAVIDIAN is a notion of a separate culture and community, not a separate race or ethnicity. So, the Aryan-Dravidian clash can only happen in fiction, not in reality.





Regards,

Balai_c
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