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SO-CALLED RACIAL WAR IN THE VEDAS
The So-called Racial War in the Vedas
The Vedic people were thought to have been a fair-skinned race like
the Europeans owing to the Vedic idea of a war between light and
darkness. To support this it was pointed out that the Vedic people
were regarded as children of the light or children of the sun.
However, this idea of a war
between light and darkness exists in most ancient cultures both
Indo-European and non-Indo-European, including the
Egyptian and the Persian, whose ancient Zoroastrian religion is most dominated by this duality. It is also
mirrored in the Biblical battle between God and Satan. Why don't
we interpret these traditions as wars between light and dark-skinned
people? It is a mythic metaphor, not a cultural statement.