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Nadar Antiquity - Genetic Research
The most scientific analysis of genetics done recently by a very reputed organization gives the following information about the Nadars:
"South India is one of the oldest geophysical regions mainly occupied by Dravidian language-speaking people. Here a random panel of 61 unrelated Nadar healthy individuals from Tamil Nadu State were analyzed and compared with other populations of India and the world. HLA-A, B and C alleles frequencies and their haplotype frequencies were determined by high-resolution typing of genomic DNA. The analysis revealed that the Nadar caste of South India have several characters shared with East Asian populations consistent with the demographic history of South India, as well as specific features including several unique alleles such as A*03011, A*31011, B*15011, B*3501, B*51011, Cw*02022. In addition, haplotypes such as A*31011- Cw*02022-B*3501, A*03011-Cw*04011-B*4406 and A*2402101-Cw*04011- B*51011 are of high frequency in both these populations but are rare or absent in other populations of India and the world. The study suggests that a comparatively lesser degree of genetic admixture occurred between the South Indian and North Indian racial groups than that between South Indian and East Asian groups". (Shankarkumar U., Sridharan B. Pitchappan RM)
Another report of genetic analysis on the Nadars gives the following information:
"The hierarchical cluster analysis for DRB1 data from the Indian caste and population groups showed that the Nadars cluster with Kashmiri Brahmins and North Indians. The present study shows that the Nadar caste has several unique alleles and haplotypes at high frequency that are rare or absent in other populations of India and the world" (Shankarkumar U, Sridharan B).
As a matter of fact, the antiquity of this race as reported on the basis of genetic analysis done to a Nadar woman from Kanyakumari district and same stock of Dravidian root, one of Piramalaikallar, is given to be 1,50000 to 1,70000 years (having an African route). Even if some one would have any aversion for an 'African link or Lemurian link' of origin, we are to accept the scientific facts. To confirm whether it is a 'Lemurian Link' or otherwise is our problem. However, there are many scholars and historians suggesting for a Lemurian origin. This is very much supported by the very ancient Tamil literature also. But prompt archaeological surveys are yet to be undertaken officially, except the detection of the 'Adam's Bridge',etc.
The above Scientific Genetic information reveals the following facts:
1. South India is one of the oldest geophysical region occupied by the Dravidian speaking people in the world
2. The Nadars are comparatively a 'less corrupted' race
3. The Nadars have certain 'unique' characteristics in them which are too less or absent in any other races of the world. This character has given them the title: "Santors" (Noble born, High Born, Double-Born or Dhwaja, etc.).
4. Nadars, with their 'kindred groups' have the remotest origin in the world.
5. Nadars are linked up with the Kashmiri Brahmins (Pundits) and the North-East Asian Tribes.
If our historians focus the history of India with these view-points in mind, it is possible to straighten the history of India from its present zig-zag camouflaged projection. All the first four points shown above need no elaborate clarifications. But the 5th point certainly requires some clarifications, about the real 'Concept of Brahmins' in India. This is a word widely confused to divert the whole Indian history, because, its real meaning and the hidden 'overlapping' racial concept is not properly analyzed or understood by the historians. Of course, it is very difficult to analyze it too. In order to analyze it, we need to know the earliest linguistic and martial history of India, perhaps , even of the globe. Here, it is meant to differentiate between the modern "Brahmin" and the ancient "King-Priest" as was during the times of Dessaratha or Rama or the earlier times. The word Pattar (Bhatta), Pattaraka, etc., are misrepresented from the inscriptions by the scholars of archaeology and others. Unless we get it straightened, the real meaning of Brahmin (modern) and the ancient King-priest (Padakar, or Pataraka' can not be understood. This is a sensitive work which needs dedicated hard efforts. Bhadaraka (Pattaraka) comes from the original Paadakar, in Pali, Patarak, means a Master, or Asan in ancient Tamil. This word has been wrongly interpreted to be a Brahmin in modern writings. Such misconceptions have to be changed to get the real root-history of Indian People. When that is done, it would take the Kashmiri Priests to the roots of the Samgam Nadars spread to Kashmir and Baluchistan where the roots of Tamil is detected by linguists.
About the origin of the Phoenicians, the modern DNA analysis reports:
"Before going into the origin of the Phoenicians, two things musts be made clear. The Phoenicians do not have their origin in Europe or in Africa. They were neither European nor were they black Africans. Their origin is in the eastern Mediterranean, as recent DNA studies prove, they belong to the ancient Mediterranean sub-starum. Some trace them back to as far away as India about 10,000 BC or suggest that they migrated to Phoenicia from elsewhere; however, none of these stories are proven or provable through archaeology, and genetics spoke the final word. Further, the Phoenician colonies which spread all over the coastline of the Mediterranean and even the Atlantic coasts were inhabited by Phoenician Semitic speaking immigrants. No one can claim that the Phoenicians of North Africa were black or the Phoenicians of Spain, Gibraltar, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta...etc. were European. Statues, Busts, and artwork of the Phoenicians are found all over this website and upon close observation one can clearly see how closely they resemble the inhabitants of the shores of present day Mediterranean. There are some who use the Bible for genealogical reference and actually believe Biblical characters such as Noah, Shem, Ham...etc. really existed and thereafter the Semites came from Shem and the Hamites from Ham...etc. These claims are categorically rejected and have no basis in purely scientific genealogical studies of ethnic origins of races (Extract from DNA analysis).
The history of Nadars are a very valuable and interesting subject for study and to do proper research which is bound to shed brilliant lights on many hidden areas of social as well as Indian history. One Robert Hardgrave Jr. from the United States of America, has done research on the Nadars of Tamilnadu. And one Dennis Templeman has done on the Northern Nadars (of only Tamil region). And one Immanuel had done on the Dravidian Lineage-the Nadars through the Ages (a comprehensive work on the Nadars of South India linking them with their branches in North India, for the first time. It is to be noted here that his Research works go in parallel with the 'Genetic Analysis done by the modern Scientists). Earlier, one famous linguist, Bishop Caldwell has done some works on the Nadars, in which he could get only a superficial information about the Nadars, from a period when the Nadars were deprived of their power and wealth. This book was questioned and he withdrew it in the end. A.L. Basham missed many details of Indus Valley and its real people, going much inclined to the half mind of the Asiatic Societies of Bengal, sponsored by the East India Company. Romila Thapar, and R.K.Majumdar got the points, but the 'Nadar Aspects' or the old "King-Priest" factor and the modern 'Brahmanical pundits' were not properly analyzed and identified. There are more than 100 books on Nadars, one of the earliest 'Civilized branches of human tribes' whose antiquity goes from 1,50,000 to 1,70,000 years from the genetic analysis of the modern Age of Science. It would be really be very interesting and enterprising to do proper 'Research' on these Nadars of India.
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