Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of Indian National Congress in Lok Sabha, on 26 th November 2015 took a leaf from the very text books of British Historians Mr. James Mill and Mr. Charles Grant who were forefathers in distorting Indian history by classifying all our itihasa “Ramayana” and “Mahabharata” as mythology. His statement is as follows “We (Dravidians) are residents of India, while you (Aryans) have come from outside”.
By making this statement, the opposition leader of Lok Sabha has confirmed the depth to which the following distortions have penetrated deep into the Indian mindsets. If we assume the myth of Aryan – Dravidian theory did actually happen, can we also assume the following as myths as well in spite of the overflowing geographic, textual, and astronomical evidence
1) As per the sacred text of Christians, the creation of earth has been fixed by Reverend James Ussher, the Archbishop of Ireland, as 23rd October4004 BC 9 AM. So hence any proof of life prior to this was discarded as a myth by British historians and we as Indians conveniently assumed any Civilization before this as mythology inspite of the glaring contradictions. Can this date of world creation be accepted ?
2) The Battle of the Hydaspes was fought by Alexander the Great in 326 BC against King Porus of the Paurava kingdom on the banks of the river Hydaspes (now known as the Jhelum) in the Punjab near Bhera. As per British historians the battle was won by Alexander the Great who hence civilized the Indian who were primary considered barbaric in nature. Can we simply assume that Barbarians of India could have created a wealth of knowledge which was looted by several western empires consecutively ?
By de-linking Indians as Aryans and Dravidians, we are trying to disassociate Indus Valley Civilization from the Sangam age inspite of the fact both the civilizations have tremendous commonalities. One of the greatest dynasty of Indus civilization is the Surya Vamsha aka Raghu Kula (Solar Dynasty). This dynasty consists some of the greatest kings this land has ever seen ranging from Vaivasvatha MANU, Harishchandra, Dhasharatha, Rama, Kusha, Lava, Nala (Remember Rama Sethu built by Nala which is now called Adam’s bridge) and finally Brihatksaya who fought in the Mahabharata war along with kauravas. Recent excavations have shown the existence of Swastika symbol in coins with Tamil – Brahmi which can be proved as a vital link between the two greatest civilizations in our nation.
Such irresponsible statements in the parliament shows the lack of respect that current political leaders have for the culture of this land and instead they believe the distorted facts which were incorporated by Colonial rulers. This simply keeps asserting the fact that restructuring Indian History by incorporating our itihasa ( meaning “It Thus Happened”) should be taken as primary responsibility of the the current BJP Government in educating young Indian minds in the greatness of this Nation.