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Ancient Aryans - There are many theories that who were Aryans. Some historians say that Aryans were Greeks, some Latins, some say Germans, and some say Armenians.

Ancient Aryans - There are many theories that who were Aryans. Some historians say that Aryans were Greeks, some Latins, some say Germans, and some say Armenians.

Great Himalayas

Great Himalayas

Golden Temple of Amritsar, Punjab, India

Golden Temple of Amritsar, Punjab, India

Chola temples of Dravidian Kings

Chola temples of Dravidian Kings

Cape Comorin in Southern India

Cape Comorin in Southern India

Lord Rama - An undisputed Aryan.

Lord Rama - An undisputed Aryan.

Aryans were tall, fair complexion, smart people who were fond of outdoor games like horse racing  and chariot racing . They lived in tribes initially when they arrived in India but after invading Dravidians, they lived in a city or urban life.

Aryans were tall, fair complexion, smart people who were fond of outdoor games like horse racing and chariot racing . They lived in tribes initially when they arrived in India but after invading Dravidians, they lived in a city or urban life.

History of Ancient India

The natural boundaries of India which have provided security to Ancient India are mountain hills and highest peaks like Himalaya, Hindu Kush, Khyber Pass, Hirat to Kandhar, Bolan Pass and rivers like Brahamaputra, wild dense forests of Satpura, and deserts of Rajasthan. These all form the natural boundaries of India providing security from the Ancient times up until now.

Besides the above-mentioned boundaries, the Central Highland has been a big boundary of India that separates the Northern part of India from the Deccan Plateau.

Narmadha River flows between the Vindhya and Satpura forests.

The Great Indo-Gangetic Plain lies at the feet of Himalayas where ancient civilizations like Dravidians and Aryans took birth and flourished many, many centuries ago, as it is a very fertile region.

The Western part of India comprises of Punjab which is popularly known as the Land of Five Rivers that are Ravi, Jhelum, Chenab, Satluj, and Beas. This area has helped India in advancement of Indian culture in foreign countries. Art and literature has flourished at a rapid pace through this area. Moreover, this fertile and rich land attracted the foreign invaders and due to this, it became a problem for the residents of this area. Kurukshetra and Panipat battle that are famous worldwide took place in this area.

The Triangular Peninsula is the southern most part of India, which closes or narrows down at the point of Cape Comorin.

The Western and Eastern Ghats are the coastal boundary of India, which are narrow strips of west and east lowlands respectively and form natural boundaries of India.

The Deccan Plateau divides the Western and Eastern Ghats in between. Kaveri and Godavari are the two famous rivers of this area. The ancient culture of North who were Dravidians previously lived in Northern India took shelter in the Deccan Plateau after the invasions of Aryans. The present Telugu and Tamil-speaking residents of India are the descendants of Dravidians.

Also during the invasions of Mughals or Muslim kings, Hindus who lived in the Punjab, the most fertile land, took shelter in the Deccan plateau.

It is also interesting to note that Marathas were able to defend against Muslim rulers due to extreme natural surroundings of the Deccan plateau including the Vidhyanchal Mountains, so Deccan plateau became an important area in securing our present tradition from foreign invaders.

Comments

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on March 28, 2013:

Thanks for sharing your comment Samraj19

Samraj19 on August 28, 2012:

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Hello soni2006,

Though, I agree with you that responsibility of dividing the country in the name of Religion lies both British and Indians. But British are not the real intended people for the divides, they just used that opportunity for their political advantage for ruling us.

It is a fact that most of the Hindu rulers lost their kingdom to the Muslim rules (at least in the central India) towards the end of medieval period. British captured most of the kingdoms from the Muslim rulers hence they becomes the 1st enemy for British.

Hindu rulers/elites were suppressed by the Muslim rulers till British Rule. This is evident that many of the Hindu fanatics groups were started in the 18th centuries and they took some political advantage during British rule and they are the real intended people for the divide (Politically motivated).

In my opinion, British never created the divide but they just used and fueled the historical divide existed due to Hindu & Muslim rulers in the past for their political advantage.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on July 30, 2012:

Hello Samraj, I totally agree that we as Indians were very prone to divide and rule policy of any foriegner because there were several rulers in India who always fought among themselves for their vested interests but saying that Britishers did not took any advantage in the name of religion is total ignorance. I think you have not gone through the historical records in proper detail before submitting your comment. Although I respect your knowledge but half knowledge is always a dangerous thing so it is better to brush up your history before coming to the conclusion and your most disheartening statement that, " It is we Indian wanted to divide the country in the name of Religion and not the British rulers". It is for sure both of them, a bunch of Indians and Britishers.

Samraj19 on July 29, 2012:

The photos are excellent...

I do not think that Aryan migration theory was created just to divide India, you should respect the Historian who was trying to understand Indian History

The Fact is, India did not had any proper continuous History writings due to various migrants and invades over a period of time. Also, India has a varied mixture of races, skin color etc. Each theories were created with certain assumptions due to availability of information at that point time. It may be proved or disproved over a period of time with availability of more Information which is a normal course correction over a period of time

The first divide and rule in India was the social discrimination created in the name of Religion and not a Foreigner/Historian.

During Ashoka period India was united, Prakrit Language was spoken and written across India and Buddhism was flourishing/raising

During medieval period when Hinduism was flourishing/raising along with Sanskrit, India was divided and ruled by many Regional rulers and Regional Languages were created with a mix of Prakrit and Sanskrit.

Again during Mughals period, India got united some extend. New language called Hindi was born as a mix of Sanskrit and Urdu, Islam was flourishing/raising

Again during British period, India got reunited including Greater India. English got spread, Christianity was flourishing/raising. It is we Indian wanted to divide the country in the name of Religion and not the British rulers

I did not tell any fabricated stories with any vested interest and hope my understanding are right

ehsan on September 05, 2011:

HI, I am from the part of India they call Pakistan these days.I come from a Town called Abbottabad , which is about 3 hours North West of Peshawar and 2 Hours from Islamabad. Nice work on History of our region brother. Thanks

jacob on February 28, 2011:

India is awsome im doing a report in social studies on hinduism and budism is cool some day i'll visit india but i don't get it is sheva good or bad?

,, on February 13, 2011:

way do they believe in dude!

Fred on February 11, 2011:

I see India is still obeying their British colonial propaganda. The Aryan invasion is a myth, or some may call, racial indoctrination. There is no such evidence that points to Aryans invading anything. That's why Europeans gave up on the entire theory itself. And thanks to the Germans, your history of "Aryans" is mixed up even more.

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on June 17, 2010:

Yes, I am really passionate about our country, India.

rizwan_isria from India on June 17, 2010:

its a great hub, because its a detail of our INDIA

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on February 06, 2010:

Thanks a lot Rahul.

rahul on February 05, 2010:

its cool

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on November 06, 2009:

Thanks a lot Chandra for this link. I was looking out for information relating to HISTORY OF ANDHRA PRADESH.

chandra on November 05, 2009:

nice work....

https://hubpages.com/hub/History-of-Andhra-Pradesh

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on October 13, 2009:

It's my pleasure that you visited this hub. It's really good to meet a person who has Indian and Pakistani parents, the culture of both these countries is mostly same.

myownworld from uk on October 13, 2009:

fascinating hub....and lovely pics! I was born in pakistan, but my father is originally from Rajistaan..so I have very strong indian ties. anyway, really enjoyed reading so thank you for sharing...!

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on August 03, 2009:

Thanks macro_life. Yes India has rocked since ancient times and will continue to rock.

macro_life from India on August 03, 2009:

Nice hub. India rocks...

Rajinder Soni (author) from New Delhi, India on June 16, 2009:

Yes Princeland I have heard people saying that is is really boring and tiring to pull out buried people from their graveyard but according to me, history is a very good subject which when is studied in detail takes us to the early times and whenever I read some good books on history, I imagine in my mind the things which are written and sometimes I dream to be there, in the far past.

princeland from New Delhi, India on June 02, 2009:

You have got incredible info on Ancient History of India soni. I had history in my course when I was a student and I was very annoyed by pulling out buried people from their graveyards. hahahahaha just joking. Nice hub..

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