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AND SOCIAL RAMIFICATIONS
Political and Social Ramifications
In closing, it is important to examine the social and political implications
of the Aryan invasion idea:
First it served to divide India into a northern Aryan and southern
Dravidian culture which were made hostile to each other. This kept the
Hindus divided and is still a source of social tension. It created the
ideas of an Aryan and a Dravidian "race" in India as two distinct
entities, even though there never was any real scientific basis for this
Second, it gave the British an excuse for their conquest of India.
They could claim to be doing only what the Aryan ancestors of the
Hindus had previously done millennia ago. This same
justification could be used by the Muslims or any other
invaders of India.