- The false
idea spread by AIT theorists is that the invading Aryans became the
Brahmins who dominated others by segregating them into castes lower to
them in status. The above genetic study demolishes this theory. The
finding that Brahmins were indigenous to India and they were founders of
other castes is in tandem with how varnas were recognised and castes
differences in the attitudes and attributes of people were recognised and
segregated as varnas. These differences exist in nature and by nature.
Even among the own sons of Manu, few were ascetically inclined (Brahmins),
one was a Vaisya and others were Kshatriyas. That is, those with the same
Haplogroup from the same gene pool can be anyone among Brahmins, Vaisyas
and Kshatriyas. If one understands this, there won’t be any difficulty in
understanding the genetic finding on Brahmins having links with the other
castes (identified by occupation and / or mix-up of varnas).
- At times
the Brahmins (and other varnas too) become a separate caste owing to a
reason of going away from the traditional vocation or on becoming a vratya
A Tamil Sangam poem says that a Brahmin not engaged in doing Yajna, takes
up the job of shell-cutting. Castes were identified based on the
profession. The Shell-cutting Brahmin would no longer be recognised as a
Brahmin but by a caste name. Genetically both the Brahmin ancestor and
shell-cutting descendant would be seen coming from a same gene pool.
Mahabharata (3-82), sage Pulastya identifies a place in Kashmir somewhere
to the east of Vitasta (Jhelum River) where Brahmins originated for the
first time. This place is the sacred lake called Devika,
where Lord Maheswara is worshiped. What this could mean is that the
stratification and sanctification of varnas was done at this place of
Maheswara by the sages of Manu’s times.
- The founder
groups namely R, R1 and R1a were in India only but mostly extinct. This
could refer Manu and the early people. There is a wide geographical gap
between the later formed R1a1, in Eastern Europe and India. This is
reflective of the location of the people (Cholas, Ukrainians etc) identified
with a common cultural trait as explained above. The best brief of this can be read here.
Salient features from this is reproduced below: