By Edgar Thurston 1855-1935
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There is much speaks that favour of the view that the in Australians and Dravidians sprang from a branch of the human common main According to the laborious race. and Fritz Sarasin, the Veddas of Ceylon, whom one might call pre- Dravidians, would When represent an off-shoot from this main stem. " In dealing with the Australian problem, Mr. A. H. Keane * refers to the time when Australia formed almost continuous land with the African continent, and to accessibility on the north and north-west to primitive migration both from India and Papuasia.
7i 72 73 74 44 75 76 4^4 77 78 79 80 81 44 4 Average. INTRODUCTION. ) Malayalam. xli Nayar. 7° 71 72 73 + 74 ... ... Average. 75 + 76 77 78 79 80 81 * 82 These tables not only bring out the difference in the cephalic index of the classes selected as representative of the different areas, but further show that there is a greater constancy in the Tamil and Malayalam classes The number than in the Tulus, Canarese and Telugus. of individuals clustering round the average ously greater latter. to am I in two former than the cranium in not prepared to hazard any account for the marked difference in the various areas in ever conspicuthe three new theory the type of under consideration, and must content myself with the observation may have been is that, what- the influence which has brought about the existing sub-brachycephalic or mesaticephalic type in the northern areas, this influence has not extended southward into the Tamil and Malayalam countries, where Dravidian man remains dolicho- or sub-dolichocephalic.
Dealing later with the ethnical relations of the Dravidas, Mr. " In the ' Presidency,' Manual of Administration of the Madras " The Dr. C. Macleane writes as follows. history proper of the south of India may be held to begin with the Hindu dynasties formed by a more or less intimate systems of admixture of the Aryan government. But, prior and Dravidian to that, stages of historical knowledge are recognisable to such aboriginal period as there ; three first, may have been as prior INTRODUCTION.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston Vol 1-7 by Edgar Thurston 1855-1935