Aryan and Dravidian Races
The idea of Aryan and Dravidians races is the product of an
unscientific culturally biased form of thinking that saw race in terms of color. There
are, scientifically speaking, no such things as Aryan or Dravidian races. The three
primary races are the Caucasian, the Mongolian and the Negroid.
Both the Aryans and Dravidians are related branches of the
Caucasian race, generally placed in the same Mediterranean subbranch. The difference
between the so-called Aryans of the north and Dravidians of the south is a difference in
skin color, but this is not a racial division.
Biologically both the North and South Indians are of the
same Caucasian race, only when closer to the equator the skin becomes darker, and under
the influence of constant heat the bodily frame tends to become a little smaller.
While we can speak of some ethnic
differences between North and South Indian peoples, they are only
For example, if we take a typical person from Punjab, an other from
Maharashtra, and a third from Tamil Nadu we will find that the
Maharashtrians generally fall in between the other two in terms of build
and skin color. We see a gradual shift of characteristics form north to
south, but no real different race.