NAGAS – THE ANCIENT KUSHITE EMPIRE OF INDIA
NAGAS – THE ANCIENT KUSHITE EMPIRE OF INDIA
By: Pianke Nubiyang
A HISTORY OF RACISM AND THE RETALIATION AGAINST IT VOLUME ONE: CHAPTER
ONE: THE ANCIENT BEGINNINGS OF RACISM
The earliest form of racism may have been introduced and practiced by wandering barbarians from Erasia, who spoke a variety of languages before the Black Aryan (Indo-Aryan) languages of India was taught to them. These barbarians were Caucasian for the most part, although there were Black chiefs among them, according to Chancellor Williams in his book, The Destruction of Black Civilization
Later, after the influence of the Black Davidians, Black Tartars and other Black Negroid and Australoid types who lived in Asia in ancient times (and who still do today), the barbarians learned various skills, including how to hitch horses to carriages and how to ride horses for purposes of war. These techniques learned from the Blacks of Asia was used to invade the ancient Black civilizations of the region. India was one of the first to be infiltrated, followed by other Black civilizations to the south, including Mesopotamia and Egypt. Between 2000 B.C. to about 1500 B.C., waves of the northern barbarians invaded India.
All did not enter ancient India as an invasion force, since they were not militarily strong enough to defeat the mighty Black armies of the ancient Ethiopic Dravidian Indians. In fact, many barbarians came in trickles, looking for food and lodging in what was one of the greatest Black civilizations earth, and one of the most ancient.
Long before the infiltrations of the aliens, India’s wealth, culture, architecture, civilization was legendary. The ancient Indians belonged to the Kushsite African race, still numerious in a wide area of the globe, spread from India in the East to Senegal in the West. Of this group of ancient Blacks, the Naga People were and still are the largest subgroup of the Kushitic speaking branch of the Black African race. In fact, the Nagas still retain the title „Naga“ in various forms throughout Africa and South Asia even today.
There are many examples of the term „Naga“ still being used to describe various groups in Africa and Asia, who are all of the Kushitic branch of the Black African race. For example, the Blacks of West Africa were called „Nugarmar-ta.Nagomina“ is the name of a tribe from West Africa, who were part of a series of great civilizations which existed in the region before 1000 B.C. The „Naga,“ are another group of people related to India’s Naga people, who live in various parts of East Africa and in the nation of Sudan, the original homeland of all Naga and other Kushitic Black peoples. The word „Nahas“ is another word for „Nubian.“ Names of tribes and nationalities such as „Nuer,Nuba,“ „Nubian“ are all related to the Naga tribes of India and South Asia.
Long before the barbarians infiltrated India, the Blacks (Naga, Negrito, Negroid and all those belonging to the Negroid-Australoid Black race, as well as pure Negritic racial types ruled India as well as a substantial portion of Asia from Arabia to China and the South Pacific, as well as the Indian Ocean region. In India, the Blacksbuilt one of the world’s most magnificient and glorious civilizations.
India’s ancient original Blacks (and much of today’s Black Indians…Nagas…Black Dalits) belong to the same Negritic race of today. Even India’s Pygmy types such as the Andaman Islanders are related to the Pygmies of Africa. The connections between the Blacks of India and those of Africa are so close, that even the names given to the various Naga peoples of India and those of Africa are close in sound. For example groups in parts of Sudan are called Nagas, whereas in India, Black groups with racial features similar to the people of Sudan are also called Nagas.
The languages spoken by the Nagas andother Dravidians such as Telegu, Malayalam, Kanada and others are related to the Kushite languages of East Africa, such as Gala and those spoken by the Nilotic peoples. Moreover, it seems that these languages spread far beyond India into Cambodia and South China in the East to West Africa in the West. Kushitic speaking people migrated in both directions.
THE EARLY BEGINNINGS OF CASTE, COLOR CONSCIOUSNESS AND RACISM IN
Racism against India’s ancient Blacks who founded the Indus Valley civilizations over four thousand years Before Christ, began after barbarians from Eurasia infiltrated the Indus Valley.
These barbarians came from the northern parts of Eurasia and from the northwest and spread into northern India, some migrated to parts of Europe and the Middle East, where they encountered more Black civilizations. The barbarians were not militarily stronger than the advanced and militarily superior Blacks of the Indus Valley. In fact, according to Drucilla Dungee Houston, in her book Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire (1985, p. 221)
„An ancient treatise tells of the early Cushite element, that they adorned their dead with gifts, with rainment, and ornaments, imagining thereby that they shall attain the world to come. Their ornaments were bronze copper and gold. One non-Aryan chief described this race (the Blacks) as of fearful swiftness, unyielding in battle, in color like a dark blue cloud. This old type is represented today by the compact masses of the south.
These Dravidians constitute forty-six millions (during the 1920’s; today however they are over 800 million Black Dalits, Tribals, Backward castes and Scheduled Castes). They represent the unmixed Cushite Type. All the rest of the blood of India is heavily mixed with this strain.“ (D.D. Houston, Black Classics Press, Baltimore MD) When the barbarians infiltrated into India, they may not have invaded in a massive sweep, for surely, they would have been wiped out by the invincible Naga armies who were well equipped, strong and fierce as mentioned above. Yet, it seems that from the beginning, their objective was to take over the glorious lans of the Nagas and other Blacks of India. According to Al Bash-am,
the Blacks of India were described by the invaders as „dark and illfavored, bull lipped, snub nosed woshippers of the phallus….they are rich in cattle and dwell in fortified places called pur.“ It is interesting to note that the dwelling place of the Pharaoh was also called „Pur-o“ from which them name „pharaoh“ originated. In his booklet, „Nagaloka: The Fractured and Forgotten Glory of the Bahujan Indians,“ by M. Gopinath , he explains that the Aryans arrived in India about 2000 years B.C. In fact, their descendants still exist in India among the Bramins and Banias (Banias are among the Blackest of Blacks).
These vagrant migrants (the ancient invaders) arrived in ancient India (Naga- mandla) looking for food and shelter. The Naga kings allowed them to settle in the Naga kingdoms, gave them food and allowed them to use the land for their wellbeing. Soon afterwards however, the Blacks were repaid by the barbarians with violence and the eventual takeover of their lands. Gopinath states clearly in the book, Nagaloka (April, 1998), that in Nagamandla, the Aryan aliens felt insecure, and feared that their positions would be lowered even more than they had been.
They began to devide and cause strife and discord among the Naga tribes, in order to gain a dominant foothold (sounds farmiliar?). Their tricks brought about enmity between the various Naga kingdoms ( people of West Africa, Sudan, and other parts of the world who continue to kill each other over the religious beliefs of others should take note). Gopinath’s point that the aliens felt „insecure in their positions,“ clearly underscores the major point of this book, which is, those who claim to be „superior,“ may actually feel inferior and therefore, they have devised racist and evil means to oppress others in order to keep themselves at the top.
Gopinath states that many of these raids were led by these Aryan infiltrators, who helped destroy great cities such as Harappa and Mohenjo-daro. The result was the weakening of the Naga kings. Soon their kingdoms fell under the control of the barbarians. The caste system was introduced to further devide and controle the Black Naga people, while the Aryans established themselves at the very top, with full control over all the rest of the Naga people. In fact, the Aryans called themselves, „Bhoodevatas,“ or „Gods of the Earth,“ Gopinath explains, (Nagaloka, The fractured History and Forgotten Glory of the Bahujan Indians, compiled by M. Gopinath, Dalit Sahitya Sanghatane, Bangalore, India)
THE NAGA’S FIGHT AGAINST THE RACIST „VARNA“ COLOR RACISM OF INDIA
A large majority of the Naga People refused to be dragged into the evil, racist ‚varna‘ or color and caste apartheid introduced by the barbarians. These Nagas fought the system and were classified as outcastes, unapproachables, untouchables and unseeables. The color of skin of the Naga people being the glorious black complexion and a devine blessing by the sun, which they considered an honor, was considered repugnant to the albino colored invaders. Thus, to touch a person classified as „untouchable“ was considered repugnant by the albino colored invaders.
The name „untouchable“ also meant that the original Black Nagas were outside of the caste system and were (and still are) its greatest opponents and enemies. The barbarians who invaded India and introduced the „varna“ or color and caste system which devided and graded the various Naga tribes and other Indians into various levels of power, had poluted some of the pure black Naga people, creating various strata of color ranging from fair to black skinned. In fact, their system was the world’s very first system of apartheid, Jim Crow and color racism. V.T. Rajshekar lists the levels of the racist caste system in his book, Dalit: The Back Untouchables of India (Clarity Press, Atlanta; 1987, p. 56) as:
5 percent of Hindus; priestly caste The Kshatriya;
4 percent of Hindus;warrior caste The Vaishya
2 percent of Hindus; merchant caste The Shudra;
45 percent of Hindus; lowest caste (street sweepers)
India’s Black Dalits or Untouchables are outside of the caste system.
They are the descendants of the original Black Naga and other Black tribes of Black African roots who were the first people on earth and who spread throughout the entire world in prehistoric times. As already mentioned, these are the Blacks who built Harappa and Mohenjo-daro, two of the major cities and urban complexes of the Indus Valley Civilizations, where many beartiful cities were built by the Nagas and other Blacks.
According to Gopinath (April 14, 1998, pp. 9, 10), the barbarians introduced a disgraceful civilization, where drinking, free sex, gambling and other evil vices were practiced among them. Many rites of worship to invoke their gods were some of these functions. In due time, these practices began to influence others. Gopinath states that the Nagas were pushed to „poverty, ignorance, hunger and unemployment.“ (p. 12).
Due to these calamities, „robbery, looting, murder and prostitution which were unknown to the Nagamandala so far took birth. Drought, deforestation, crop failure, and such other natural imbalances started to surface. Farmers and businessmen were forced to pay more taxes to the government. Enraged by this unethical debauchery, the unbeaten Nagarajas waged wars against them. They attacked the yagas and yajans of the Aryan rulers.
But these Nagas were so much demoralized and disunited that they could not launch an organized battle under one leadership against the Aryans. Making use of this failure on the part of the Nagas the Aryan rulers had managed to picture the rebellious Rakshasas, Asauras and Dhanavas as evil-minded „demons“ and all those Aryan murders of rebel Nagarajas were hailed as incarnations of (avatharas of their god.“
(Nagaloka: The Fractured History and Forgotten Glory of the Bahujan Indians; M. Gopinath; Dalit Sahitya Sanghatane, Bangalore, India). The issues discussed by M. Gopinath brings to mind the common tricks used by the invaders to gain a foothold in India and to establish their racist devide and conquer caste system.
These techniques are still being used today in all parts of the world where the descendants of these barbarians entered or gained control and domination over the past five hundred years. In most cases, however, the victims, who have been the original Black races of planet earth have refused to unite in order to eliminate all forms of oppression once and for all. Black against Black divisions designed to keep weakness and fragmentation alive and to promote destruction from outside forces continue to exist. In some cases these divisions continue to exist even after the original perpetrator has left the scene. In nations such as West and Eastern Africa, alien religions introduced by the enemies of Africans, have worked well in implementing the invaders‘ „devide and conquer,“ schemes.
In many cases, Africans have allowed such religious concepts to be blindly followed by their people without examining the consequences on the original African culture and system of beliefs, which are more adaptable to the African way of thinking. For example, the idea of worshipping another human as a devine, supreme being is unacceptable to many Africans. Glory must be given to those African ancestors who refused to join the evil schemes of the conquerors, disguised as religious enlightenment and spiritual self-fulfillment.
Glory must be given to those who fought against being forcibly converted and rejected beliefs which placed them in stratified, divided classes and castes.
Many fled into inaccessable areas such as the mountains and forests in order to maintain their ancient way of live and reject the beliefs and tricks of the invaders. Those who remained near or among the barbarian invaders are today the most oppressed people on earth today.
V.T. Rajshekar explains in his essay, „The Black Untouchables of India,“ African Presence in Early Asia, edt. by Ivan Van Sertima, (1993, p. 237), that the racist caste system is explained in the Rig Vedas. On the other hand, according to Drucilla Dunjee Houston, the Vedas were originally Black Kushite literary works stolen and corrupted by the invaders, who added racist ideas to them. She explains in Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Kushite Empire:
„5000 years ago we have shown there was no branch of the Aryan race
that could have produced the Rig Veda. 5000 years ago,
no Japhethic nation possessed blacksmiths, chariots, and the civilization the Rig
According to Houston, the Kushites lived in the region of Hindu-Kush and the plains of India. They took Dravidian wives, she states, since they were probably of the same Black Kushite stock. Between 3000 to 4500 B.C., the Kushite father was represened as a priest of the family who conducted religious rites. The burning of widows was not practiced and women were held at high positions.
Houston states that according to the Rig-Vedas, the ancient Kushites of India were blacksmiths, goldsmiths, coppersmiths, carpenters and husbandmen who practiced agriculture. Houston states (1985, p.218), „They fought from chariots as did all the Cushite nations. They settled down as husbandmen to till the fields. Unlike the modern Hindu they ate beef. They adored gods identical with those of Egypt, Chaldea and Ethiopia. Who were these people who 4500 B.C. possessed towns and built ships? Semites and Turanians had no such arts.“ (D.D. Houston,
Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire, Black Classics Press, Baltimore, MD.:
1985, p. 218)
According to Houston, by the time the GrecoBactrian and Sythians entered India around 327- 544 A.D., the fairest districts (where the descendants of the fairskinned Aryans lived) in the northern parts of India were still owned by the Kushites. She points out that ruins built by the Kushites cn be found throughout Oudh and the northwestern provinces, where they reigned from the fifth to the eleventh centuries A.D. She underscores this important fact :
„Some superficial interpretations of the Vedas attempt to make out the Dravidian Kushites as disturbers of sacrifices, lawless without gods, and without rites. This would not describe the Cushites anywhere in the world. To those who read the Rig-Veda intelligently and without the confusing glasses of prejudice, these mutilated and interpolated writings are but a description of the familiar traits and customs of Cushite Ethiopians. The Brahmins were probably a much later and
intermixed branch of the inhabitants of Hindu-Kush. That they were intermixed we can tell by their cruelty. Full blooded Cushites were gentle. The fact thatthe Brahmins altered the Sanskrit writings to such great extent is proof itself that they were not the original authors of these works. They took over and appropriated much from Buddhism that would appeal to the masses when they found it otherwise impossible for them to sit in the saddle of the priesthood.“ (p. 221)
Houston states that Brahminism (from the God Brahma, the first person in the trinity), „claims to be founded upon the Vedas, the sacred books of India, taken over by the Brahmins. They were not the creators of the writings, although today they are the custodians, interpreters and priests.
They only attained this place after a bloody struggle with the native races. Upon the suppression of Buddhism, a line of apostles of Brahminism appeared, with a philosophy built upon the peculiar mysic, ascetic, teachings of Buddha. A mass of Hindu legends sprang up around them.“ (p. 246)
„The Brahmins attempted to incorporate the pure worship of Buddha into their religion by making him an incarnatin of Vishnu. As time went on Brahmins added to and corrupted the Vedas to confirm their excessive pretentions. Brahminism is full of elements foreign to the Aryas.
It worships gods that the did not bring to India and the traditions are borrowed from the darker race.“ (p.246)
Houston emphasized the activities of the people who brought Brahminism upon the Indian Cushites. They punished theft by cutting of hands and feet. One who defamed the Brahmins or the caste spirit they sought to force upon the people had their tongue torn out, red hot irons thrust into their mouth, or the lips cut off. (Antiquities of India, Barnett, p. 116, 122). Under their law, the husband could whip or kill his wife and confiscate her property.“
Houston goes on further to explain that many of India’s ancient books were of Black Kushite origins, however the religious writings were corrupted by the invaders(or infiltrators, since they most likely they did not invade India but took advantage of weaknesses and calamities in order to infiltrate and occupy). For example, she quotes Dr. Stvenson who points out that the Brahmins‘ religion could not supplant Buddhism completely, however many of the historical books were „destroyed, revised and interpolated.“ These changes brought about two forms of the Veda writings, one pure and devotional and the other entirely opposite. (p.247).
The previous passages from Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire, by Drucilla Dunjee Houston, presents a clear idea of what the invading barbarians brought and imposed on the Black people of Kushite African origins as well as the Black Negroid-Australoid (Dravidian Blacks also of African origin). These Blacks were the originators of India’s magnificient civilizations long before the barbarians began to move into India. Among the most odious philosophers introduced to India by the aliens was the caste and „varna“ or color consciousness system of racial, color and caste stratification. This system was based on the debasement of India’s original Black race. The system originally began as a skin color based caste system, with the lightest in skin color and closest in appearance to the invaders being at the top of the scale (similar to the racist system in the U.S. and South Africa), and the darkest being the Nagas and other indigenous Kushites and other Blacks being at the bottom.
India’s Black Dalits or „Untouchables,“ are outside of the caste system. They are the original Black (Naga and other Kushitic types) of India who spoke the Kushitic and Dravidian languages, both part of the Afro-Asiatic language family which was first spoken by the Black race of Eastern Africa and was later adopted by the Semites, in the same manner that English is being adopted by people worldwide, and is spoken by people worldwide as a primary language irrespective of race or ethnicity. These African originated languages are spoken in one form or another from West Africa all the way to Cambodia (where ancient Cushitic Blacks settled in ancient times).
India’s Untouchables are the descendants of those who fought fierce battles against the invaders and infiltrators and refused to join the racist caste system, which was fused into religious teachings (as racism has been fused into the bible and Christian teachings) by the invaders. The untouchables were therefore regarded as enemies and even before, they were lowered in status after a long series of wars which occurred between them and the invaders. Disunity was the primary cause of their being defeated
(HEAR THIS PEOPLE). However, after years of suffering, they were united after the Buddha Dharma was introduced to them. M. Gopinath explains in his book, „Nagaloka: The Fractured History and Forgotten Glory of the Bahujan Indians, (April, 1998, p.13):
Gopinath states that among the kingdoms and rulers established by the Black Nagas were the Magadha Kingdom, ruled by Sisunag in Bihar, the Magadha Kingdom which became an empire ruled by Bimbisara, the fifth ruler of the Dynasty, Nanda, who killed King Bahananda of the Sisunaga Dynasty in 413 B.C. by an adventurer called Nanda, who began the Nanda Dynasty. In 322 B.C., Maurya Dynasty was founded. Emperor Asoka of the Maurya Dynasty, (known worldwide as one of India’s greatest emperors), became a Buddhist. He spread his rule throughout Asia, without having to conquer the lands through warfare.
He spread Buddhism and eliminated the evil practices brought by the barbarians to India. These non-Naga practices included drinking alcohol excessively, gambling, sacrificing of animals and immoral behavior. The Naga nations and the entire Naga empires enjoyed peace, prosperity and progress after asoka made Buddhism the state religion. Due to this, the Aryans began to fume, plot and infiltrate the Bhuddist religion and organizations. By then, they had been reduced to a lower class, while the Nagas had regained their rightful place in control of the Naga’s lands and wealth.
The Aryans were particularly angered by the ban on animal sacrifices. Asoka allowed them to gain a few positions, where they were treated fairly according to their performance. In due time, however, they plotted a coup, overthrew the Naga Mauran Dynasty and began what Gopinath states to be, „a bloodiest chapter in the history of mankind,“ (p.19) carried out by a Samavedhi Sung Brahmin called Pushyamitra.
They carried out a reign of terror on the Naga-Buddhists which lasted for many centuries killing many thousands of Naga-Buddhists, destroying their temples and turning them into Aryan shrines for their own Gods. According to Gopinath, the Brahminical genocide did not eliminate all the Naga-Bhuddist kings.
Many continued to rule a large part of India until the 1200’s A.D. They refused to be tricked by the Aryans and stood as a challenge to them. These final bulwalks of Naga resistance was finally crushed by foreigners invited to defeat the Naga-rajas. The Buddhist monasteries and religion was destroyed, and their kingdoms were taken over by the invaders. The barbarians did not even allow the Naga-Buddhists to be independant, or to earn a living, (sounds farmiliar, doesn’t it?).
They passed laws to prevent their commercial activities and industriousness (reminds on of the schemes and laws passed against braiding Black folks hair by folks who have blonde hair). The Nagas became a stateless people in a few years after the above measures and oppressive moves against them. The Aryans were able to separate many of the Nagas into occupational groups (castes). A significant number refused to join into the scheme and they became the „Untouchables,“ and lived separately from the invaders.
THE CONTINUED SUFFERING OF INDIA’S BLACK INDIGENOUS MAJORITY AND BLACK TRIBAL PEOPLE
The history of the Glorious Black Naga People of India is a sad one indeed, particularly after the ursurping of power and control by the barbarian invaders who many believe and rightly know are in no way indigenous to the Indian subcontinent, but migrated from Russia and parts of North-Eastern Europe. Still, knowing the history of one of the worlds oldest civilized people, the Kushite branch of the Black race, to which the Nagas belong, should be a great honor to Blacks worldwide, for it was the Kushites who began the entire process of civilization on planet earth.
The Naga People of India belong to a large family of Blacks whose origins are in East Africa and who spread to West Africa, East Asia and the Indian Ocean-Pacific region. In fact, there are still Blacks in both East and West Africa who use the title „Naga“ as their primary name. or use words derived from it. Examples of the name
„Naga“ includes the Naga Tribe of Sudan and East Africa, the ago-Mina of West Africa and Brazil, the Nubians, the Nuers and Nuba of Sudan, the ugamarta of West Africa. All these groups are of Kushitic origins and are of the same racial and ethnic lineage as the Nagas (tribals, Black Dalits and others) of India, the Blacks of South-East Asia, and those of some parts of the South Pacific and Melanesia.
It is only a matter of time before all these Blacks…perhaps one 800 to one billion of Kushitic origins, rise up and regain their former glory as the greatest people the world has ever known. Their present suffering and oppression in India and throughout the world should be an incentive to take the steps necessary to rise up.
IT CAN BE SAID FURTHER, THAT ALL BLACKS ALIVE TODAY ARE BASICALLY OF KUSHITIC AND NUBIAN ORIGINS,SINCE IT WAS FROM SUDAN (ANCIENT KUSH) THAT THE GREAT MIGRATIONS OF BLACKS AND THE SPREAD OF BLACK CIVILIZATION BEGAN.
In regards to the suffering of the Black Nagas of India, V.T. Rajshekar explains, that the Dalits (which includes the Naga Tribes) are primarily agricultural workers on whose backs the agricul- rural system rests. Yet, the Dalits are also slum dwellers outside the major cities, where they are segregated, just as they are in the rural villages. Untouchables are prevented from marrying outside of their caste and mixed dining is not allowed.
To the Brahmin of Hindus at the upper levels of the caste system, the native Black Indians were regarded as „untouchables,unseeables,unapproachables,“ „unthinkables.“ To touch, see, approach, think or dream of an untouchable was considered an abomination by the Aryan or Hindu. This sanctified racist caste system was maintained by making sure the Blacks were disarmed (you all get that folks!!!! when people come offering you food for your guns you better JUST SAY NO!!!).
In fact, most of the native Indians were disarmed so that they had no effective means of fighting back and eliminating the racist system. The Blacks were forced to live on the carcases of dead animals. Black Dalit women were turned into prostitutes. They were forced to wear rags , dead animals and perform the worse types of manual labor. („The Black untouchables of India,“ African Presence in Early Asia, Transaction Publishers, New Bruinswich, NJ: 1993, p. 237).
Rajshekar states that the caste system as explained in the Rig Vedas and Aryan racism as practiced in modern India against India’s original and aboriginal Black inhabitants has been the greatest contributor to misery in the world.
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