Thursday, May 23, 2013

Genographic Politics

There is an ongoing Genographic Project as a genetic anthropological study that aims to map historical human migration patterns by collecting and analyzing DNA samples from hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. Apparently it sounds purely scientific, but the interpretations that have started emanating after about a few hundred thousand samples have been analysed point to sinister designs. The project team seems to be on right track with regard to the Journey of Mankind, but is smelling of ulterior motives when it comes to the associated Journey of Civilisation. As far as India is concerned, there are enough and more reasons to believe that the new project is nothing but an attempt to resurrect the ghosts of Max Muller and McCaulay.

It is now common knowledge that Aryan Invasion (later Migration) Theory (AIT) was propounded and propagated by the erstwhile colonial rulers in order to keep India divided forever. The mention of two races, Aryans and Dravidians, is found no where in any ancient Indian text, but the half-baked European scholars in Sanskrit thought it will be a brilliant tool to drive a permanent wedge between the North and South Indians. Not only did they succeed in their attempts for a few centuries, but could also get a few ardent devotees among Indian historians. However, AIT met its natural death and stands deleted forever from Indian history.

Another set of self-proclaimed historians associated with the Genographic Project have now started trekking on the same path. Their attempt is to map the Journey of Civilisation in the same path as Journey of Mankind. Even without the Genographic Project we know that African continent is the cradle of mankind. The first man evolved from their ‘animal’ forefathers in Africa and migrated to various parts of the world through various routes at different times. But the islands of civilisation are totally unconnected. India’s own Vedic Civilisation has nothing to do with anything that happened in Greece or Arabia or Europe, and stands unparalleled as one of the highest watermarks of human civilisation. Any pseudo-scientific attempts to belittle the same will meet the same fate as the Aryan Invasion Theory.



No comments: