The Myth was perpetrated by The British and the propagation was carried out it by the Christian Missionaries cloaked as scholars like Caldwell.
The goal for the West very clear, to destroy the Hindu culture to such an extent that they embrace the Western thoughts , this, in their opinion, would consolidate the British Empire in India) and make Indians hate Indian Thoughts.
And they have succeeded in this attempt.
Even to-day this is being taught in Indian schools.
1.There is no mention of the Dravidians in the Vedas.
The Rik Veda lists the things imported from ‘Dravida’ meaning ‘South’, Pearls,Elephant Tusks.
There are mentions of Dasus, Dasyus and they have a differnt connotatio.
Please read my Posts on this.
2.The Vishnu Purana mentions that sage Viswamitra, the Rishi who gave the world the Gayathri mantra, exiled his 56 sons for disobeying him, to the south of Vindhyas,’Dravida’
3. Earliest Tamil Grammar, Tholkappiyam, Literature of the Sangam Period does not mention the word ‘Dravida’ at all.
4. Adi Shankaracharya mentions the word ‘Dravida Sisu, to identify Tirugnanasambandar, (who lived around the 7th century,) in his ‘Soundaryalahari’9Sloka 75)
“tava stanyaṃ manye dharaṇidharakanye hṛdayataḥ
payaḥ pārāvāraḥ parivahati sārasvatamiva |
dayāvatyā dattaṃ draviḍaśiśu-rāsvādya tava yat
kavīnāṃ prauḍhānā majani kamanīyaḥ kavayitā || 75 ||
5.The Kings of south India were ardent followers of Vedic Rites.
During the megalithic period of about 1000 BCE – 400 BCE, people of South India including Tamilagam, shared many beliefs and practices of thenative Dravidian religion with the megalithic builders elsewhere in the Indian subcontinent and beyond.The famous 3.5 metre-high granite figure excavated at Mottur, in present-day Vellore district, is considered the oldest known anthropomorphic representation of God in stone in the Tamil country.
Chera King Perunchotruudhiyan Neduncheralaathan, fed the Panadavas and Kauravas Armies during the Epic war of Mahabharata.
He performed the ‘Tharpana, in his Chera Kingdom, now Kerala for those who died in the War.
It is believed that the great hermit Agastya, who had performed such wonderful deeds by the merits of his penance, is still doing penance in the Agastya Kuta hills. Agastya who had travelled through- out the length and breadth of Bharata had several hermitages. In the Valmiki Ramayana, Aranyakanda, Sarga 11, a description is given, of a beautiful hermit- age of Agastya, and the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed in and around it. Agastya had presented to Sri Rama a bow got from Visnu, when the brothers visited his hermitage. Agastya had accompanied Sri Rama and his followers on his return journey to Ayodhya from Lanka, with Slta after killing Ravana. There is a legend in the Tamilnad that Agastya was a member of the first two 'Saiighas' (groups) of the "three Sanghas", mentioned in Tamil literature. As Agastya was dwarfish he is mentioned as Kurumuni, (short hermit) in Tamil works. He has written a Tamil grammar on music, literature and drama. But this work is not available now. The Tamil Grammar 'Tolkapyam', which is considered to be the oldest gram- mar, was written by Tolkapyar, one of the twelve disciples of Agastya< Even today in certain temples in the Tamilnad, Agastya-worship is carried on. Kambar, has mentioned about Agastya in his Ramayana. A great Tamil author Villiputturan says that the Tamil langu- age is the beautiful maiden presented by Agastya. It is believed that the following works have been com- posed by Agastya: 7. Archaeological Proof. There are more than 2,500 Archaeological sites, two-thirds of which are along the recently discovered dried up Sarasvati River bed. These sites show a cultural continuity with the Vedic literature from the early Harrapan civilization up to the present day India. 8. Sarasvati River. Several independent studies of the drying up of the Sarasvati River bed, all indicate the same time period of 1,900 B.C.E. 9.The late dating of the Vedic literatures by indologists is based on speculated dates of 1,500 B.C.E. for the Aryan Invasion and 1,200 B.C.E. for the Rig Veda, both now disproved by scientific evidence. Sources. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_ancient_Tamil_country http://www.archaeologyonline.net/artifacts/scientific-verif-vedas.htmlhttp://archive.org/stream/puranicencyclopa00maniuoft/puranicencyclopa00maniuoft_djvu.txt