Aryan Race

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Aryan Race

 

a pseudoscientific term advanced in the mid-19th century by the authors of reactionary “theories” of race. The falsity of the term is found in the confusion of the concepts of linguistic and racial classification. In linguistics the Indo-Iranian languages are called Aryan; however, their speakers do not have common physical characteristics and do not constitute a race. The term “Aryan race” was used by the German fascists, who asserted the existence of a separate “higher” Aryan race composed mainly of Germans.

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There is a need for extensive new Vedic study and research in India, including considering the mantric and yogic dimensions of Vedic knowledge," Frawley said on Monday while giving a presentation of his findings on ' Aryan Theory in The Light of Textual Evidences'.
The design of the chapters effectively combines thematic and chronological progression, beginning with discussion of the concept of race in Scripture, then moving to theology in the early modern era, the impact of the Enlightenment era on the discussion, the role of concepts of race in the debates over slavery, Aryan theory, racialized religion, and concluding with a chapter on black countertheologies.
Nazism succeeded, in the end, only in thoroughly discrediting the Aryan theory.