Aryans the Homeless
written by – Bhikhu Patel
Every historian has a different tale to tell about the home of the Aryans, and with good reason; the Aryans were always on the move, “in search of grazing lands (Pageant of India).”
One historian happened to see them in Europe (Rapid Reference World History), where as another saw them in the Western Steppe lands of Eurasia. A third described the area of sighting as “north of the Black Sea and the Caspian.” The historians of People & Our World were more specific in saying they were spotted “east of the Caspian Sea.” Even though the historians differed in their views about the home of the Aryans, they agreed about the route taken “in search of pasture land” as well as the places where long stoppages were made.
In The Story of Mankind, Hendrick Van Loon starts with the Aryans’ transit stop, saying that they were ‘living along the shores of Caspian Sea for many centuries’.
An observation was made by Major Yeats-Brown that “the budding was in the unknown motherland, somewhere in the Uplands of Central Asia.”
The Aryans’ possible route from Europe to the East was through Middle Asia, now called the Middle East. After living along the shores of Caspian Sea for many centuries, the Aryans moved again in search of fresh pasture lands. They moved to the peaks surrounding the Iranian Plateau.
For centuries, they lived among the peaks surrounding the Plateau of Iran, and that is why, Van Loon says, we call them Aryans. Would it matter to Van Loon what they called before being given the name Aryans?
It became time to move again. They moved in waves of immigration through the passes of the Hindu Kush, finally arriving in the fertile plains of the Indus (A Rapid-Reference World History). These tall blue-eyed people sallied forth in search of grazing lands (Pageant of India). The first wave of Nordics is believed to have passed into India around 1700 BC, followed by a succession of others. Wouldn’t you wonder why the Nordics with their cattle and families would pass through difficult areas and terrain to such long distances such as India?
A C Bouquet had the answer in his book Comparative Religion. He said that “these people were very much of the type of our Scandinavian fore-fathers, hard fighting, heavy drinking folk, kept their race pure and became the progenitors of the highest Hindu castes.”
The Nordics or Germanic people came to be regarded as the purest Aryans. The Aryan Nation organization claims the qualification of Aryan Race for their members, in fact, Adam, Noah and the clan, and their progeny are claimed to be of Aryan race.
According to Bishop Usher, the formulator of Biblical (Christian) Chronology, God made his creation in the year 4004 BC. The humans misbehaved, hence the flooding of the rivers known as The Great Flood. All the miscreants were destroyed. That happened in 2350 BC.
Of course, Noah and the clan were saved by God during the period of the Great Flood in Noah’s Ark. They stayed for some time on Mt. Ararat, which is situated in the popular region near the Caspian Sea. When the flood subsided, they came down to the fertile plains of Tigris and Euphrates.
Noah and the clan had help from God-people and soon there was great increase in their clan. There was unity among people, and there was one language. It was decided the Tower of Babel would be built and that it would reach the clouds. God feared losing his place in heaven. He struck terror in the hearts of men by creating different languages. Now no one understood his neighbor. They quarreled among each other. This was the beginning of dispersal. The Tower was never completed. This occurred around 2000 BC.
Some tribes, after spending centuries among the peaks surrounding the Plateau of Iran, now acquired the name Aryan, entered India. The popular period is around 1500 BC. The European historians followed the Biblical Chronology, to justify the Aryan Invasion Theory.