This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

The ‘Aryan’ race

As we have said, it is not legitimate to trace the unity of Hindu civilization to a single race. Some have posed as a response the theory of an ‘Aryan race’, and much has been made of this term. However, the Sanskrit term arya, from which this term developed, was simply an epithet applied to members of the first three Hindu castes, and this would have included those of any race. The truth is, we cannot accurately describe the race that brought the tradition now known as Hinduism from the north, and it likely that this group was composed of several and not one.

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