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Scythic Origin of the Rajput Race

Mulchand Chauhan



The 'Scythic Origin of the Rajput Race' proves once and for all that the modern-day Rajputs, Jats, Thakurs, Gujjars and Gujaratis are not Vedic Aryans but instead the descendants of Scythic immigrants. The Brahmins, Vedic vidyalayas and Hindutva universities generally dogmatically insist that the Rajputs are "Vedic Aryan Kshatriyas". These theories are based on the Puranas and are thus more than a thousand years old. Since the early 1800's a small group of dedicated Indologists have held that these Puranic theories were wrong, and that instead of being Vedic Aryans, these Rajputs were descended from Sakas and related peoples who immigrated into India in the centuries around the birth of Christ. These Indologists were ignored or condemned, and are often called `anti-Brahmin' or `anti-Hindu'. At best, the Hindutvadins claim that only a small number of Sakas entered India, and that the bulk of the genetic contribution to the modern Rajput has come from the Aryan, with the subsequent Scythics being "submerged in the sea of Aryan genes".

Now, after many years of research, a well-known Rajput author, Mulchand Chauhan, has published a ground-breaking book entitled ` The Scythic Origin of the Rajput Race' in which he proves the true racial origin of the Rajput race. It cannot be stressed how absolutely essential it is for all to consider the startling evidence that today's Rajputs are not Aryans. Moreover, he has kept the book short and readable, rather than dwelling at length on the cumulative evidence. His book demolishes once and for all the myth that the Rajputs are Vedic Kshatriyas, and destroys the very basis of the Brahminist-Aryan theory that all `Hindus' are Vedic Aryans. Directly from this follows another two-nation theory: namely, that the Sakas have lived in their own Sakasthan, historically centered on the Rajputana-Gujarat region, culturally, racially and linguistically distinct from the Aryan-Vaishnava regions centered on Maharashtra.

About the time when the Roman Empire was collapsing, the northwestern and western parts of India were under the control of Scythic empires. Indeed, many of the tribes active in the disturbances following the fall of Rome appear as rulers in western India. At the peak of its power, the Scythic or Saka kingdoms stretched from the Vindhyas to the Oxus, from Persia to Bihar. They played a significant role for several centuries in Indian history. These mainly Sun-worshipping and Zoroastrian kingdoms eventually collapsed as a result of Brahmanisation, with the once-glorious Saka dynasties being crushed under the Brahmin yoke. Brahmanisation led to the destruction of the Scythic heritage of these peoples, and their nastik (non-Vedic) Sun-worshipping religions were submerged in the sea of Brahmanism. It was only in the early 19th century that Col. Tod noticed the striking similarities between the Rajput and the Scythic races, writing that -

"It is a singular fact that there is no available date beyond the 4th century for any of the great Rajput families, all of whom are brought from the North. This was the period of one of the grand irruptions of the Getic races from Central Asia, who established kingdoms in the Punjab and on the Indus. `Pal' or `Pali', the universal adjunct to every proper name, indicates the pastoral race of these invaders."

-- [ Tod.II.2.n4 ]