The unraveling of Indian History is an arduous task.
It is more confounding when one tries to sort out the relationship and antiquity of Sanskrit and other regional languages like Tamil Kannada( I have done some research in these but yet to study other languages, I am sure I will have more surprises when I go with an open mind).
Now that I have explored a little on Sanatana Dharma, Sanskrit and their relationship with them, Iam convinced that Tamil and Sanatana Dharma/Sanskrit is quite ancient and our present reading of History does not do just do justice to any of them.
1.Tamil kings were present during the Swayamvara of Nala and Damayanthi,Lord Rama.
2.Shiva worship in the South preceded Vedic Texts.
3.Thiruvannamalai is 3.9 Million years old.
4.Tirupathi is 2100 million years old.
5.There is a million year old Tamil site near Chennai.
6.Jwalapuram near Cuddapah, Rayalaseema is 74000 years old where Nataraja Idol is found.
7.Agastya’s travel to South India has been documented at around 5000 BC and another around 21 000 years ago.
8.Velirs, A Dynasty of Kings were brought from Dwaraka to South India by Agastya.
9.Tamil Brahmi script is found in Harappa.
10.Satavrata Manu, ancestor of Lord Rama migrated from Dravida Desa.
11.Satyavrata Manu meditated near Madagascar.
12.Shiva’s Trinetra Dance is performed among the Aborigines of Australia.
13.There is speculation that Daksha hid in the Antarctic.
14.Due to Tectonic plate movement India was near Arctic a long time ago.
15.It is probable that India moved near Antarctic as well.
16.The cultural exchange between South and North was quite frequent and very close.
17.Rama supported the Lemurians in their war against the Atlanteans.
18. Traces of Tamil language and Tamil culture is found among the tribes of North West of India and the South west of present Iran.
Now a new theory suggests that Tamil Elam was present in the area surrounding Iran and Tamil in its rudimentary form is found there even new.
The word Tamil Elam is from the usage of the same word in the same sense by the Elamie civilisation.
McAlpin (1975) in his study identified some similarities between Elamite and Dravidian. He proposed that 20% of Dravidian and Elamite vocabulary are cognates while 12% are probable cognates. He further proposed that Elamite and Dravidian possess similar second-person pronouns and parallel case endings. For example the term for mother in the Elamite language and in different Dravidian languages like Tamil is “amma”. They have identical derivatives, abstract nouns, and the same verb stem+tense marker+personal ending structure. Both have two positive tenses, a “past” and a “non-past”.
Apart from the linguistic similarities, the Elamo-Dravidian Hypothesis rests on the claim that agriculture spread from the Near East to the Indus Valley region via Elam. This would suggest that agriculturalists brought a new language as well as farming from Elam. Supporting ethno-botanical data include the Near Eastern origin and name of wheat (D. Fuller). Later evidence of extensive trade between Elam and the Indus Valley Civilization suggests ongoing links between the two regions.
The distribution of living Dravidian languages, concentrated mostly in southern India but with isolated pockets in Southern Afghanistan and Pakistan (Brahui) and in Central and East India (Kurukh, Malto), suggests to some a wider past distribution of the Dravidian languages. However, there are varied opinions about the origin of northern Dravidian languages like Brahui, Kurukh and Malto[disambiguation needed]. The Kurukh have traditionally claimed to be from the Deccan Peninsula, more specifically Karnataka. The same tradition has existed of the Brahui. They call themselves immigrants. Many scholars hold this same view of the Brahui such as L. H. Horace Perera and M. Ratnasabapathy. Moreover, it has now been demonstrated that the Brahui only migrated to Balochistan from central India after 1000 CE. The absence of any older Iranian loanwords in Brahui supports this hypothesis. The main Iranian contributor to Brahui vocabulary, Balochi, is a western Iranian language like Kurdish.
The people of Elam (yes in Tamil, Eelam means homeland), were the first to civilise the Iranian Peninsula. in the 2700 BC period. They were contemporaries of the Egyptians, the Mittanis and the Hittites. The Elamites were a significant people. till the 800BC in Persia (modern day Iran).
The Elamites concluded a major treaty with the Akkadian King King Naram-sin (Naram to Narain and Sin is the moon goddess, Chandra; possibly Narayan Chandra). Akkadian language is itself implicated in being in cahoots with Sanskrit and Indus Valley languages – and the creation ans spread of most modern languages except Sino languages. One of the most prominent rulers of Babylon was Nebuchadnezzar (as spelt in English). Replace ‘b’ with ‘d’ and you are very close the Tamil name of Neduncheziyan (Nedunchedianuru) – a current and modern Tamil name. Interestingly, Neduncheziyan is more famous as the fabled erring Pandyan King in the Tamil classic – Silappadhikaaram. Neduncheziyan mistaken justice, brings him grief and finally death. Neduncheziyan is overshadowed by the other King, Cheran Senguttuvan’s fame in the Tamil classic, written by Jain Saint, Elangovadigal.
Where It All Started
The oldest Indian language, not based on Sanskrit, is Tamil. There is 3000 year old history that Tamil language has, which makes it one the oldest, living language. Related languages are in use even today in Pakistan, where the Brahui tribe speaks a related version of the Tamil language. The Brahuis have marriage preferences which are similar to South Indians (cousins preferred in marriage) – rather than North Indians. BRAHUI, a people of Baluchistan, inhabiting the Brahui mountains, which extend continuously from near the Bolan Pass to Cape Monze on the Arabian Sea. The khan of Kalat, the native ruler of Baluchistan, is himself a Brahui, and a lineal descendant of Kumbar, former chief of the Kumbarini, a Brahui tribe. The origin of the Brahuis is an ethnological mystery.The origins of the Brahuis are even more puzzling than those of the Baluch, for their language is not Indo-European at all, but belongs to the same Dravidian family as Tamil and the other languages of south India spoken over a thousand miles away. One theory has it that the Brahuis are the last northern survivors of a Dravidian-speaking population which perhaps created the Indus Valley civilisation, but it seems more likely that they too arrived as the result of a long tribal migration, at some earlier date from peninsular India. Bishop Robert Caldwell and other authorities declare them Dravidians, and regard them as the western borderers of Dravidian India. The Brahuis declare themselves to be the aborigines of the country they now occupy, their ancestors coming from Aleppo. For this there seems little foundation, and their language, which has no affinities with Persian, Pushtu or Baluchi, must be, according to the most eminent scholars, classed among the Dravidian tongues of southern India. Probably the Brahuis are of Dravidian stock, a branch long isolated from their kindred and much Arabized, and thus exhibiting a marked hybridism.
Please read my articles on on each of the poits mentioned in the begiining of the post.
Also refer my posts on Akkadian Kings,Egypt, Sumerian connections with Tamils.
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