Stark Truth About Aryans: a story of India

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  • Nearly one in four human beings lives in the Indian subcontinent.

  • In Ornamentalism the historian David Cannadine argues that the imperial project was to a great extent a collaboration between Indian and British elites.

  • These are two groups that invaded and conquered India, first the Muslims and then the British.

  • Today 31% of the people of the Indian subcontinent are Muslim. Almost all of these people descend from converts from the local populations. That is to say, from Hindus.

  • The early 20th century was an age of the white man versus what the racialist thinker Lothrop Stoddard termed the “rising tides of color.”

  • After World War II, Nazi co-option of both “Aryanism” and the horrible consequences of white supremacy transformed the West’s relationship to its understanding of race and history. For decades, European racial supremacism had been a justification for colonialism. European rule would civilize and uplift the “lower races.” Now racism was dismissed as a bankrupt idea that fueled genocide and war. After World War II, white rule over non-white peoples was no longer a viable or acceptable position, and European nations fitfully decolonized.

  • Every single mainland-Indian population can be thought of as a mixture between the ANI and ASI in various proportions. A Kashmiri Pandit Brahmin from the far north is about 30% ASI. A member of an isolated tribe in southern India is about 30% ANI.

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