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BRAIN IRRIGATION ! WHAT IS UTTAR KURU REGION ?

BRAIN IRRIGATION ! WHAT IS UTTAR KURU REGION ?
A question comes to my mind : SHOULD INDIA CLAIM XINJIANG PROVINCE of China ?
“Why”, You would ask me?
I will ask you back “ How does China claim Tibet , Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh ?”
Some of you well read Historians would tell me that China’s claim was based on a Historic reference to Qing dynasty rule over these areas in the 17th century.
I will shoot back at you , “ If history is the basis of claims then India should claim XinJiang province of China”. Are you stunned ?
You ought to be because we know only that part of history which has been taught to us by BRITISH HISTORIANS and LEFTIST luminaries of JNU like institutions —- the likes of Irfan Habib and Romila Thapar and RamChander Guha .
Has any one of you heard of UTTAR KURU region ? I also had not heard of it, because no one teaches us our ancient VEDIC HISTORY . The history books of post Independent India draw their inspiration from British interpreted history of India —/ like Discovery of India etc. British and Moghul culture had destroyed our Golden past .
But 21st century is an era of Information explosion. What we are not taught in our schools and colleges one finds in Google .
I was searching internet on reasons for Chinese claims on Tibet , Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh . When I had dug deeper into Internet sources —/ I came across this term UTTAR KURU region .
I was shocked . I had never heard of it . But it had a fascinating history . This is what I found :—
“——The name Uttara Kuru means “North Kuru” . The Kurus were a tribe during the Vedic civilisation of India The Uttara Kuru were therefore a population to the north of the Kurus, or north of the Himalayas .
At some point during the reign of Puruavas- Aila’s (the first king mentioned in the line of lunar dynasty of Indian kings—- also called Chandravanshi ) Uttara Kuru and the Kurus of India belonged to the same Kuru Empire. Arjuna collected tribute from Uttara Kuru during his northern military campaign for Yudhistra’s Rajsurya sacrifice . The epics also mention that they followed a republican constitution with no monarchy.——-“
Some historians like Subhas Kak , renowned professor of Indology at Harvard, identify this kingdom’s territory with modern-day XINJIANG and Kyrgyzstan, a Central Asian Republic —-“.
This answers my question to you : IF HISTORY IS THR CHINESE LOGIC OF CLAIMING LADAKH AND ARUNACHSL PRADESH , WHY SHOULDN’T INDIA CLAIM XINJIANG ? Why are we always submissive and accommodative of others ? Let us get out of non- violence and diplomatic over- emphasis , if India has to find a legitimate place of honour in the committee of nations . Honours and respect flows out of the barrel of military muscle and offensive posture .
Let me give you some further information on UTTAR KURU to be proud of. KURDS of Kurdistan bordering Iraq , Turkey and Syria are probably the descendants of ancient KURUS of UTTAR KURU . I am not saying that we claim it —- but we must support them against Turkish brutalities. Also we must support UIGHARS of Xinjiang. ( UIGHARS —- corruption of KURUIGHARS).
“——At the Rajasuya Sacrifice performed by king Yudhishtra, the kings of north-west brought gifts, some of which belonged to Uttarakuru. After reducing the Kambojas and Daradas on south of Hindukush, Arjuna proceeded to Trans-Hindukush countries and fought with the Lohas, Parama-Kambojas and the Rishikas. Thereafter, Arjuna subjugated the Kimpuruhas, Haratakas and the Uttarakurus, which were the neighboring tribes in the trans-Himalaya region. Karna in practice of war started Vijayatra conquering whole Eurasia.—“
Eurasia is what comprises northern territories of Asia and Europe, including ,Turkey, Iraq and Kurdistan . This is why, I say it could as well be descendants of Uttar Kurus .,
Puranuc literature further amplifies the history of UTTAR KURU . Wikipedia goes to explain—-—-
“———Aitereya Brahmana makes first reference to Uttarakuru and Uttaramadra as real-life Janpadas (Democratic Republics) . According to Aitareya Brahmana, these two nations lay beyond the Himalayan-ranges (Hindukush ). The Aitareya Brahmana adduces these two people as examples of republican (vairajiya) nations, where whole Janapada took the consecration of rulership.——-“
The details in Wikipedia continue :—
“——-Puranic cosmography PURANIC COSMOGRAPHY divides our earth into seven concentric ISLANDS called, Jambi, Plaksha, Salmali, Kushadvipa, Kraunca, Sakaldwipiya, and Pushkara, that are separated by the seven encircling seas . The insular continent Jambudvipa forms the innermost Concentric Island. in the scheme of continents. Jambudvipa includes nine countries (varṣa) and nine mountains. The land of Illa-vrta lies at the center of Jambudivipa at whose center is located Mount Meru (HINDU KUSH ). The land of Uttarakuru lies to the north of Mount Meru/ Kailash.
The Bhagavata Purana notes the Uttarakuru as the land of the “northern Kurus”, a people separate from the Dakisha Kurus. The Brahmanda Puranaand Vayu Purana state that Pururavas, the ancestor of the Puru race once inhabited with Urvashi in Uttarakuru. In Matsya Purana, Uttarakuru is described as ‘Tirtha’, that is: a pure place where one went to undergo ritual ablutions.———-“
We know Mahabharata talks of Kaurvas and Pandavas —— it was only one clan and Kurukshetra became famous because of Mahabharata war but we forgot about other KURUS .
Let us know our ancient history and be proud of it .
Listen to this video talk :—

 

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Rajinder Singh

Defence cum security analyst cum poet of Hindi and English language . Author of four books ; two individually (Kashmir - A different Perspective & ULFA Insurgency) and two co authored ( Victory India and-prospects of Peace in South Asia ) . A large number of articles in defence and security magazines .
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Suresh Rao
Suresh Rao(@sureshrao)
1 year ago

All ‘sthan including Afghanisthan, Baluchisthan, Kyrgyzsthan, and so on, are from the same geographic region (sthan). China, India are better known in this region from ancient times to the western world because of the erstwhile British empire.

Afghanistan & Kyrgyzstan are friendly to India. Baluchistan wants freedom from Pakistan and Chinese hegemony.

Let us forget rivalries and wars. Let these regions work for the common good of the entire region.

RAMARAO Garimella
1 year ago

Nobody uttered this claim mainly due to the submissive nature of our politicians. Untill Modi came on the scene, we have been yielding to the Chinese.

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