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Arise Arjuna Hinduism And The Modern World
Index of Arjuna

Preface

Arise Arjuna Hinduism In Crisis
Misrepresen- tations Of Hinduism

Hindu Funda- mentalism

Leftist Scholarship In India India And The Concept Of Nation-State
Religious Persecution In Pakistan Taking Offense In At Once...
Vedanta Unity And Universality... Practical Vedanta...
The Unity Of Religion... Swami Rama Tirtha On Islam
A Comment On Ram... Yogic Spirituality And Islam
India And Hinduism... The Aryan Invasion Of India
The Aryan-Dravidian Divide The Unity Of The Vedic...
The Ancestry Of Ravana East And West...
The Value Of Hindu... An American Discovers...
Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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THE ARYAN-DRAVIDIAN DIVIDE

The Dravidians in Vedic and Puranic Lore

Some Vedic texts, like the Aitareya Brahmana of Manu Samhita, have looked at the Dravidians as people who have fallen from Vedic values and practices. 

However, they do not look at them as indigenous or different people but as descendants of Vedic kings, notably Vishvamitra, who have taken upon unorthodox practices, these same texts look unfavorably upon certain peoples of North India, like the Mahabharata criticizing peoples of Sind and Sauvira or west India as unaryan, as deviating from Vedic culture, even though such people were obviously Indo-European in language.

Other texts like the Ramayana portray the Dravidians, the inhabitants of Kishkindha (modern Karnataka), as allies of Aryan kings like Rama.

Hence there appears to have been periods in history when the Dravidians or some portion of them were not looked on with favor by some followers of Vedic culture, but this was only temporary. 

If we look through the history of India, there has been a time when almost every part of India has been dominated by unorthodox traditions like the Buddhist, Jain or Persian (Zoroastrian), not to mention outside religions like Islam or Christianity, or dominated by other foreign conquerors, like the Greeks, Scythians (Shakas) or Huns. 

 

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