The racial idea reached yet more ridiculous proportions.
Vedic passages speaking of their enemies (mainly demons) as
without nose (anasa), were interpreted as a racial slur against the snub-nosed Dravidians.
Now Dravidians are not snub-nosed or low-nosed people, and many Dravidians have as
prominent noses as anyone in the North of India. The same Vedic demons are also described
as footless (apada). Where is such a footless and nose less race and what does it have to
do with the Dravidians?
Moreover Vedic Gods like Agni (fire), who are called
Aryans, are described as footless and headless (apada, ashirsha). Where are such headless
and footless Aryans? Yet such"scholarship" can be found in prominent Western
books on the history of India, some published in India, some published in India and used
in schools in India and used in schools in India to the present day.