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Thank-you for this. Yes I tend to agree with Aurobindo when he says:
A time must come when the Indian mind will shake off the darkness that
fallen upon it, cease to think or hold opinions at second and third
reassert its right to judge and enquire in a perfect freedom into the
meaning of its own Scriptures. When that day comes we shall, I think, [
.] question many established philological myths—the legend, for
an Aryan invasion of India from the north, the artificial and inimical
distinction of Aryan and Dravidian which an erroneous philology has
like a wedge into the unity of the homogenous Indo-Afghan race.
However even Michel Danino’s account is outdated in that it fails to
into account that Sumerian is Archaic Tamil and a study of Sumerian
literature discloses that what goes in the name of Hinduism is already
formed even before the Vedas. So let me respond to this account in
my understanding of the genesis of Indian Civilization, in fact the
of human civilization itself as follows.
It is possible that the earliest human civilization grew in stages in
famous Kumar KaNdam which appears to have been a land probably off the
of East Africa and protruding into SEAsia while remaining attached to
Southern tips of India. It must have been a tropical paradise with
dales and the various people organized and identified into hill tribes.
terms koottiram ( Ta.koodu: hill) and the Su. kur-kur meaning countries
Su. kur Ta.kunRu, kuuRu: hills) are evidences for this.
Civilization was probably stimulated by the tropical ecological
an abundance of flora and fauna, rivers and sea-coasts must have
helped them to emerge as agrarian society who also mastered the sea by
building boats. The Su.ma that means boat, also means tree in Tamil
indicating that at primitive times, wooden logs were used as boats.
The people were probably blacks because of the tropical heat as they
so to this day in India especially the South. We should also note that
at that early period, the people were ethnically different though
black. The Sumerians appeared to have been blacks because they called
themselves rather proudly ‘sag gig-ga” the Black Heads. During their
the whole of the civilized world was Black while fair skinned
and the preEuropeans were mainly uncivilized Hill tribes living on the
fringe areas of Sumer described in Sumerian literature as the Sabarians
Gutians and so forth, people who knew not homes families with children
so forth. They gradually became civilized through acculturation into
Sumerian. While Akkadian that emerged retained its identity though with
heavy borrowing from Sumerian, it may be possible that some tribes like
Hittites lost their original language and took over Sumerian and
became Dravidian speakers.
It was probably the people of Kumari KaNdam who were the people or at
the main group of people who settled in the valleys of Indus and
Tigris-Euphrates. The earliest Sumerian historical records have quite
accounts of the deluge , a legend that is also shared by the Tamils.
hero of the flood Jiu-sudra ( Ta. jiivasuttiran) is still remembered
the Tamils as TooNi Appar, the Father of Boat. The country the
established was also called Kumari and the capitol city Ur, names which
still retained among the Tamils.
5. After the sacking of Sumer by the Sabarians, the Sumerians were
scattered all over the world, both East and West. Those who moved into
mixed with the earlier residents there . It is these Sumerians who
composed the Rig Veda and so forth. The word ’aryan’ is Archaic Tamil (
Lugal-ari-a of Sulgi). The Rig Veda, it must be noted, is Archaic Tamil
therefore composed by people who were Dravidian speakers. The people
Indus and Sumeria must have spread across the Gangetic valley and as
the Himalayas. The words kaGkai is related to Sumerian seg-ga: down
the SEAsian ‘sungai’ meaning ‘river’, In Su. ‘imam’ means “cold’ and
the word ‘himalaya’ a Tamil word meaning” a place where snow is spread
In fact a study of place names in the Gangetic Valley would show a
Dravidian presence there.
Among the Sangkam Tamils it was the Pandiyas who are very closely
with Vedic Culture and whose poets talked of India as a whole and where
Kings declared that they are kings of the whole of India. All these may
indicators that prior to about 800 B.C. they were in the North and
it was the Mahabarata War that was instrumental in their Southern
and mixing with the other Tamil people already there. Even in ancient
the Pandiyas have been identified with Pandavas
The Culture of Academies is also very closely linked with the Pandiyas
country is also called Kumari. This shows the ancient connection they
with the Sumerians who also had established various kinds of academies,
practice that also spread West into Greece.
here is a responce to the article. from a draividian scholar
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