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We will not expose here the universally recognized legends, but the last and most widespread myth that is still believed to be true: That Roma people reached Europe after a long journey that then began somewhere in India is a fact which does not imply that they came from their original homeland.
The whole hypothesis regarding their alleged Indo-European ethnicity is founded on a sole thing: Such theory does not take account of other more important cultural facts and evidences that show that Roma have nothing in common with Indian peoples besides some linguistic elements.
Black American people do not even know what language their ancestors spoke, consequently they must be English. Definitely, language alone is not a sufficient basis to establish ethnic background, and all the other determinant facts are against the Indian origin of Roma - including also some clues in the Romany language itself.
The most relevant elements that persist in any people since the most remote past are of spiritual nature, that are manifested in their inner feelings, typical behaviours, subconscious memory, namely, their atavic heritage.
In this essay, I begin by exposing the myth before presenting the facts and the consequent hypothesis about the true origin of Roma. Many efforts have been done by scholars with the purpose of proving the Indian origin of Roma, and all of them failed one after another in providing convincing evidences.
Some accounts taken as references, like the stories written by Firdawsi, are now discredited. The only apparent similarity is the nomadic life and professions typical of any nomadic tribe, of any ethnic extraction.
All these idle results are the natural consequence of a research done according to wrong patterns: A recent theory that is having some success among the intellectual environment interested in the subject - and that is destined to be proven fallacious like all the preceding hypotheses - pretends to have discovered the original "city" from where Roma might have come: Kannauj, in Uttar Pradesh, India.
The author has anyway reached some valuable conclusions that discredit all the previous theories, yet following the same trace, a purely linguistic hint, missing the target. Consequently, the author founds the entire argumentation on an alleged linguistic proof, that is quite insufficient to explain the Romany cultural features not related to language and that are undoubtedly much more relevant, and not any reliable evidence is given to support his theory.
In this essay, I will quote some assertions of the author, although replacing his strange and unsuitable way of writing Romany words with a more accurate and understandable transliteration - for example, the "rr" does not represent any Romany phoneme; the guttural "r" is better represented by "rh", though not all Romany dialects pronounce it, like the ethnonym "Rom" is uttered either "Rhom" or just "Rom".
Yet, the "h" is conventionally used to mark a complementary sound to a preceding consonant, and therefore, if graphic accents, circumflexes or other additional signs should be avoided, the "h" is the best complementary letter in many cases.
Personally, I would prefer the Slovenian alphabet with some slight changes to better transliterate Romany language, but as graphic signs may not always be shown through the internet, I use the alternative system. In exposing the above mentioned theory, I begin with a statement of the author that I consider right and with which I agree: Later on, most European researchers, convinced that nomadism or mobility is a basic feature of Romani identity, persisted in comparing the Roma with various nomadic tribes of India, without finding any real common features, because their research had been conditioned by their prejudices regarding nomadic groups".
This is true, researchers have taken pre-conceived patterns on which they founded their hypotheses. Nevertheless, the author is not exempt of having committed the same mistake. From his own declaration emerge the following questions: Why there is not any single people in India related to Roma?
Why the whole Roma emigrated, without leaving the slightest trace of themselves or some relatives? There is only one possible answer: Only a religious minority may emigrate en-masse from a land in which most inhabitants are of their same ethnic stock.
And a religious minority in those times meant an "imported" belief, not generated within the Indo-Aryan realm. Anyway, the author unveils a myth in his following statement: This is exactly the case. Either they are in good faith or not, their claims are expressed within a nationalistic context and seem to have some political purpose.
The main so-called proof they give is that Arabs called Roma "Zott", that means "Jat", since they supposedly appeared in the Middle East. Having duly credited the author of the "Kannauj theory" for these important reflections, now I expose his assertions in which he failed to support the whole of his hypothesis: There is definite evidence of this in several documents dating back to the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
More prestigious, it would eventually help their integration into Europe.Know the true Akbar and discover his greatness!
And find all reasons to condemn Maharana Pratap! If you destroy history, history destroys you. Vedic Culture / Hinduism: A Short Introduction. Written and assembled from sources by Stephen Knapp. This is a short description of the basics of Vedic culture . This is the first part of the from the collection of important chapters from Old NCERT for Ancient India's history culture topic for UPSC civil service exam.
Very interesting the notion that both ANI ASI diverged 60kya! They have also deleted the previous notion of the mixes cotiming with the putative indo-european theory probably the result of adding another years;-) however, both of them are a set-back for the academic lovers.
The term Arya is used in ancient Persian language texts, for example in the Behistun inscription from the 5th century BCE, in which the Persian kings Darius the Great and Xerxes are described as "Aryans of Aryan stock" (arya arya chiça).
Non-Aryans: Japanese and Chinese. In Adolf Hitler's own words. Pride in one's own race – and that does not imply contempt for other races – .