Thursday, March 20, 2014

A documentary on the myth about Historical and Cultural Identities of the Subcontinent.

A documentary on the myth about Historical and Cultural Identities of the Subcontinent.
{Pre-Islamic Indus History is NOT Indian!}
A Common trend for Pakistanis and others is to unquestionably swallow Indian mythology, & see their pre-history as “Indian” or “South Asian” or “Desi".

Pakistanis who have a Pan-South Asian mindset wish for their pre-Islamic history to be known as “Indian” or “South Asian” which is preposterous. The truth is, most ancient civilisations based in the Indus (modern day Pakistan) did NOT spread over South Asia. They remained and flourished in the Indus Valley,separate from Gangetic India.

“Desi” is a term popular amongst Pan-South Asians. It is used to refer to Dravidian, Dardic and Indo-Aryan speakers. But strangely enough it does not apply to Iranic speakers (ie. Balochis, Pakhtuns) despite Iranic speakers in Pakistan sharing common linguistics, genetics with Indo-Aryan and Dardic speakers. The word “desi” has no scientific acceptance in modern-day anthropology or linguistics.

A Dardic-speaking Kashmiri has no linguistic relation to a Dravidian speaking Tamil. Dravidian languages belong to a completely different and un-related language family than Dardic and Indo-Aryan languages. Dardic and Indo-Aryan along with Iranic, are part of the Indo-Iranic family of languages. What’s more is that genetically the Dravidians lack R1A genetic markers that are least found in Southern India (though some sources state
Tamils have a significant R1A contribution than other Dravidian speakers; suggesting genetic contributors in their gene pool coming from more northwards) while Dardic and Iranic-speakers in Pakistan have it the most. So clearly “Desis” are no more than a people of an imagination based on ignorance, pseudoscience and false political propaganda.
{Pakistan Is Much Older Than You Think}

Pakistan’s new generation face an identity tug of war between Islamic Mid-Easternisation and Indianisation, however many today are coming to the realisation that these ideas were merely invented by the British. “India” and “Hinduism” did not exist prior to the 18th century.
If they did exist as far back as pre-historic times, some ancient texts whether Buddhist, Greek, Arabic, Sanskrit, Persian or any other would have mentioned it. Contrary to popular myth the history of “India” and “Hinduism” are works of fiction! Before the British occupied the subcontinent by force, there was no such religion as “Hinduism” instead there were many distinct and diverse cults in the region that the British grouped into their terminology of “Hinduism”!

The republic of “India” was formed in 1947 by joining together various princely states of the peninsula into one country. The rest that refused to join (mainly Hyderabad, Goa, Junagara and then later on Kashmir, which triggered war with Pakistan) were invaded by military force.
Pakistani people on the otherhand were a nation going back at least 3000 BC.

The maps showing the Indus Civilisation -one of the oldest in the world - spread all over the Indus region, which it today Pakistan. Most of the IVC’s map coincides with that of Pakistan’s present day map. It’s main cities Harrappa, Mohenjodaro are also situated in Punjab and Sindh, well within Pakistan.

Many Indian propagandists and Pan-’South Asian’ Pakistanis blindly argue there was no border dividing the two lands. If we apply that logic, then most of the world was “one nation”.
The modern-day borders are a relatively new concept. Most of the world was not divided by internationally known borders as we know them today.

Indian propagandists also like to parade small sites like Lothal as “proof” of their claims on the IVC and other pre-historic Pakistani civilizations. While the IVC was based in Pakistan, it had colonies in Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, India but you don’t see anyone claiming the IVC or Vedic as “Afghan” or “Iranian” civilizations.


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