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  Aryan race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The "Aryan race" is a concept in European culture that was influential in the period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
This styling of an "Aryan invasion" by British colonial fantasies of racial supremacy lies at the origin of the fact that all discussion of historical Indo-Aryan migrations or Aryan and Dravidian "races" remains highly controversial in India to this day, and does continue to affect political and religious debate.
She regularly contrasts "Aryan" with "Semitic" culture, to the detriment of the latter, asserting that Semitic peoples are an offshoot of Aryans who have become "degenerate in spirituality".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aryan_race   (2105 words)

 Aryan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aryan (/ ɑːrjən /)is an English language word derived from the Indian Vedas and Iranian Avestan terms ari-, arya-, ārya-, and/or the extended form aryāna-.
In this interpretation, the Aryan Race is both the highest representative of mankind and the purest descendent of the Proto-Indo-European population.
Because of historical racist use of Aryan, and especially use of Aryan race in connection with the propaganda of Nazism, the word is sometimes avoided in the West as being tainted, in the same manner as the swastika symbol.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aryan   (1933 words)

 ARYAN - LoveToKnow Article on ARYAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Within Sanskrit elf probably two words have to be distinguished: (I) rya, di e origin of Aryan, from which the usual term rya is a deriva- B: re; (2) ary, which frequently appears in the Rig Veda as an th ithet of deities.
In the Avesta, airya- is found both as Ir Ljective and substantive in the sense of Aryan, but no light is Z rown upon the history of the word.
Though the Hindus have no tradition of their invasion ft India, it is certain that they are not an indigenous people, G id, if they are not, it is dear that they could have come in no tc,her direction save from the other side of the Hindu Kush.
65.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AR/ARYAN.htm   (2410 words)

 ARYAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Aryan was given significant importance by de Gobineau who linked it with the theory of the essential inferiority of certain races.
Although Aryan was regionalized, by its first definition, Hitler decidedly must have settled upon the 1851 definition, which equates Aryan with the inferiority of certain races.
How Hitler redefined Aryan to mean a race consisting of the Nordic people as perfect, can never be known, but the implications of the word Aryan include the irony that its meaning has been distorted and an example of how language can be twisted to mean something for which it was not intended.
kpearson.faculty.tcnj.edu /Dictionary/aryan.htm   (711 words)

 Aryan - Wiktionary
Some linguists and historians dispute the existence of the Aryans as a completely distinct group.
A term used by Nazis in the early 20th century to refer to a mythical master race to which Germans and other people of Nordic stock were to have belonged.
Of or referring to Indo-Europeans or Aryan peoples, cultures and languages.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Aryan   (163 words)

 Wikinfo | Aryan
Aryan is an English word derived from the Sanskrit, Avestan and Vedic term arya, meaning noble.
However the archeological and historical record indicates a gradual migration around the end of the 2nd millennium BC of Indo-Aryan speakers to the east from the vicinity of Kurdestan.
In its original sense, "aryan" may or may not have had any racial meaning, certainly not in the sense that we define race today.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Aryan   (614 words)

 Richard Butler and Aryan Nations -- Extremism in America
In the fall of 2000, with membership already on the decline, both he and Aryan Nations were bankrupted by a lawsuit (stemming from an assault by the group's guards).
Butler's fortunes shortly took a negative turn, however, when Victoria and Jason Keenan filed a lawsuit against him and Aryan Nations; in 1998, the mother and son had momentarily stopped their car on a road in front of Butler's compound, whereupon they were assaulted, chased and shot at by Aryan Nations guards.
The 20-acre Aryan Nations compound and the Aryan Nations name were legally handed over to the Keenans, and Butler renamed the organization, at least temporarily, the Aryan National Alliance.
www.adl.org /learn/ext_us/butler.asp?xpicked=2&item=2   (2314 words)

 Aryan: A Much Misunderstood Word
The term ‘Aryan race’ was later revived and used for purposes of political propaganda in Nazi Germany.
There is no Aryan race in blood, but whoever, through the imposition of hands, whether of his parents or his foreign masters, has received the Aryan blessing, belongs to that unbroken spiritual succession which began with the first apostles of that noble speech, and continues to the present day in every part of the globe.
Aryan in scientific language, is utterly inapplicable to race.
aryasangha.org /aryan.htm   (1100 words)

 Essays in Indian History: The Aryan Invasion - Theories and Counter-Theories, Harappa and Vedic Civilization
Wittingly or unwittingly, the Aryan invasion theory thus became the emotional bait for a section of the Indian population who were to aid and abet the colonial project in India.
Since the Aryan invasion belongs to a period of considerable antiquity, and there is little physical evidence to support any authoritative conclusion, theories affirming (or opposing) the invasion hypothesis can vary from being wildly speculative at worst, to being reasonably plausible at best.
This is primarily because of the importance ascribed to the "Aryan" invasion by British colonial historians.
india_resource.tripod.com /aryan.html   (4426 words)

 Aryan or American?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Aryans built low-grade civilizations, from time to time, but were Asiatics -- sometimes called Persians -- perpetually at war with ancient Greece and Rome -- which were superlative Hellenic civilizations.
He preached that "Aryans" were the original tribes of Israel, a corruption of the British Israelite doctrine which holds that English monarchs symbolically sit on the Biblical throne of David.
So, "Aryan" had come to be used by those who want to revive Hitler, in some way, who try to castigate pro-American activists or even who try to impersonate others.
www.nationalist.org /alt/2000/sep/aryan.html   (1826 words)

 Aryan theory
It is argued that the Aryans were horse riding, used chariots for transport, and since no signs of horse was found at the sites of Harappa and Mohanjo-daro, the habitants of Indus valley cannot be Aryans.
A lot of hyms in the Vedas indicate that the composers of the Vedic literature were quite familiar with the Saraswati river, and were inspired by its beauty and its vasteness that they composed several hymns in her praise and glorification.
By accepting the truth that the so-called Aryans were the original habitants of the townships along the Indus, Ravi, Saraswati and other rivers of the vast northern region of the Indian subcontinent.
www.diehardindian.com /demogrph/moredemo/aryan.htm   (3527 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Aryan Nations P.O. box moves to Alabama
It is the first time in 30 years that Aryan Nations is not headquartered in the Idaho Panhandle.
The Aryan Nations embraced a Christian Identity religious belief that white people are the true children of God, while Jews are descendants of Satan, and nonwhites are "mud people" without souls.
"It is still possible that Aryan Nations may limp along until someone with charisma and organizational abilities comes along to revive it," Pitcavage said, pointing to the revival of the World Church of the Creator under Matt Hale years after the suicide of its original leader.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002053676_webaryan04.html   (544 words)

 THE MYTH OF THE ARYAN INVASION OF INDIA - David Frawley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Lands of the Aryans are mentioned in them from Gandhara (Afganistan) in the west to Videha (Nepal) in the east, and south to Vidarbha (Maharashtra).
To preserve the Aryan invasion idea it was assumed that the Vedic (and later sanskrit) term for ocean, samudra, originally did not mean the ocean but any large body of water, especially the Indus river in Punjab.
In addition, the Aryans in the Middle East, most notably the Hittites, have now been found to have been in that region atleast as early as 2200 BC, wherein they are already mentioned.
www.hindunet.org /alt_hindu_home/1995_Jul_2/msg00087.html   (4560 words)

 Aryan Invasion Myth
By placing the original Aryans in Europe, who later migrated to India where they got absorbed by the indigenous population, it took away any need to connect the ancient Europeans with India, which was not pleasing to the colonial mindset of the time.
The communists used the Aryan Invasion theory as the basis for their history of India, substituting the caste war of the Brahmin invaders from Central Asia for the European class war model.
The looming demise of the Aryan invasion theory is not a Hindu political ploy.
sivaloka.tripod.com /aryan_invasion_myth.htm   (3692 words)

 History of Iran: The Origins of Aryan People
The myth of Aryan's migration to Iran implies that a people have come to Iran from a remote land, giving their name to an already inhabited land which had no name, and that no trace of their name has been remained in their name has been remained in their original homeland.
The supporters of the theory of the migration of the Aryans from the north to Iran assume that with the fall in the temperature during the ice age, men were forced to migrate from the north (Central Asia) to the south (Iran).
Although he later admitted that parts of his theory were erroneous, the theory of an Aryan race was used by a group of romanticist writers and western historians in quest for an ancient identity.
www.iranchamber.com /history/articles/aryan_people_origins.php   (1292 words)

 ARYAN NATIONS: CHRISTIAN IDENTITY AND FASCIST TERROR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Aryan Nations is simultaneously a religious movement and a political movement.
Aryan Nations was able to form a volatile merger of neo-Nazis, the Klan, and Identity religion, and became the unifying force of white supremacy.
The Aryan Nations symbol aptly combines a Christian cross, a half-swastika, and a sword: the cross indicating Identity, the swastika glorifying Nazism, and the sword representing the necessity for violent action.
bethuneinstitute.org /documents/cift.html   (4164 words)

 Aryan Nations - religious cults, sects and movements
The Aryan Nations is a racist, anti-semitic, white supremacist hate group.
In Feb, 2001, the Aryan Nations compound as well as intellectual property including the names ''Aryan Nations'' and ''Church of Jesus Christ Christian'' were sold to Victoria and Jason Keenan.
At the July, 2000, Aryan Nations National Congress in Hayden Lake, Idaho, Pastor Neuman Britton, of Escondido, California, was appointed as the group's new leader.
www.apologeticsindex.org /a83.html   (979 words)

 APut 07/13 1854 Aryan Nations HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho (AP) -- White supremacists staged a cross
APut 07/13 1854 Aryan Nations HAYDEN LAKE, Idaho (AP) -- White supremacists staged a cross-burning, but used electric lights instead of gasoline-fueled fire, a participant at the weekend Aryan World Congress was quoted as saying.
No guns were visible, and those attending the gathering at the Church of Jesus Christ Christin (Aryan Nations) showed less conviction than in the past, said the unnamed participant quoted by the Spokesman-Review in Spokane.
The Aryans also couldn't get a county fire permit for the cross burning, so they erected a cross wrapped with electric light bulbs on a catwalk on the compound's guard tower.
www.skepticfiles.org /nazi/congress.htm   (493 words)

 Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul - Esoteric Philosophy - Master Index - ARYAN
Isolated unity is the consummation of the Aryan [718] consciousness.
America to this triple unfoldment, as far as the Aryan race is concerned.
Aryan Dweller on the Threshold; Angel of the Presence
laluni.helloyou.ws /netnews/bkindex/c1003/f1171.html   (1437 words)

 The Aryan Connection
The Brahmins of ancient India, according to their traditional lore, were supposed to be descendants of Aryan conquerors who migrated to India from the highlands of Central Asia, a tale that blended perfectly with beliefs among European occultists that white ‘Caucasians’; too had originated from the same Central Asian mountains.
Ergo, the concept of the Aryan Race as the creator of ancient civilizations was born.
First of all, the idea of the ‘Aryan race’; is unfortunately not fully interred yet in popular consciousness in several parts of the world.
www.countercurrents.org /pa-sagar010703.htm   (2445 words)

 History of India - Myth of Aryan Invasion - Facets of India : Ancient and Modern
The Aryan invasion theory has become the basis of the view that Indian history has primarily been one of invasions from the West, with little indigenous coming from the subcontinent itself either in terms of populations or cultural innovations.
The Aryan invasion theory is the basis of the Marxist critique of Indian history where caste struggle takes the place of class struggle with the so-called pre-Aryan indigenous peoples turned into the oppressed masses and the invading Aryans turned into the oppressors, the corrupt ruling elite.
Such a monolithic group is incompatible with the image of the Aryans as nomads, who as a scattered and disorganized group could not have had such a uniform idea of their own identity and been able to impose it upon a larger population of more civilized peoples.
www.tri-murti.com /ancientindia/aryan0.html#a1   (3124 words)

 Movie Preview : Aryan - Unbreakable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Aryan is the story of a man’s fight to achieve his dreams.
He is the college champ and under the tough training of Coach Ranveer Singh (Puneet Issar) he dreams of winning the nationals.
Aryan decides to follow his dreams again, but he isn’t the man he used to be.
www.indiafm.com /movies/preview/7200   (190 words)

 Saga of the Aryans Home Page
Drawing inspiration from the sacred Scriptures of the Aryan Zoroastrians, in which the great journey is authenticated; the book unfolds the trials and tribulations that befell the ancient ancestors of mankind in their great journey to the South and the South-West, towards Iran, India, Greece, Russia, Germany and the other nations of Europe.
The glorious birth of the Aryan Prophet in Iran is vividly described, followed by the many miraculous events in his early childhood.
His aim in writing this book is to inspire fellow Aryan Zoroastrians, especially the young, with faith and righteous pride in their ancient religion, like their Aryan ancestors in the days of yore.
saga.zoroastrianism.com   (575 words)

 SPLCenter.org: Keenan v. Aryan Nations
In July 1998, security guards at the Aryan Nations compound in Idaho shot at Victoria Keenan and her son after their car backfired nearby.
The compound was heavily guarded and consisted of the home of Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler and several other structures.
Aryan Nations, seeking justice for the bruised and traumatized Keenans.
www.splcenter.org /legal/docket/files.jsp?cdrID=30&sortID=0   (234 words)

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