The Aryan theory is BULLSHIT. Britishers propagated it for dominance and to divide and rule. Indians are smart, they don't need some Aryan genes to be so. Arya in sanskrit means Nobel, great or the knowledgeable. Do you know the so called swastika the Aryan symbol of Nazi's was stolen from India like many others, it is the swastik.
Actually we are a mix of Africans, afghans and other neighboring races very near the sub continent. so people living in northern parts of India are taller and fairer and people of south India are darker. Not all "North Indians are fair and not all south Indians are dark". The day we stop saying North Indian and South Indian, we will be Indians, that is what we are INDIANS and we happen to live in northern or southern parts of INDIA.
The caste system was made to divide labour. It made it easier to maintain the flow of economy, later they made the occupation hereditary coz, the higher caste always enjoyed the privileges and exploited the lower castes. caste is not something you are born into... it is what you are made to believe as you grow up. When we are born we are free, as we grow up we put shackles on our brains and conscience. coz we Indians go bananas when we see fairer skinned people, we made fair looking people the upper caste. they were given power for the colour of their skin, it does not mean any dark looking person is any less than the fairer ones.
Indian culture is ORIGINAL, not stolen form other past cultures like a few new cultures. I believe it to be the oldest culture or probably it was the world culture at a point of time, but the evidence is lost.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ARYAN CULTURE, THERE IS ONLY INDIAN CULTURE. PLEASE OPEN YOUR EYES AND SEE. WE FOLLOW THE SAME CALENDER, (LUNAR OR SOLAR) WE HAVE THE SAME FESTIVALS (CELEBRATED ONE DAY LATER OR EARLIER). WE PERFORM THE SAME RITUALS IN DIFFERENT VEDIC STYLES AND WE BELIEVE IN THE SAME GODS.
WE ARE INDIANS, NOT NORTH INDIAN OR SOUTH INDIANS. The day we stop differentiating ourselves this way we can actually make India a better place to live in with our combined efforts. This is what Britishers have done, the have divided us and we continue reap the seeds they have sown. WAKE UP INDIA, IT IS HIGH TIME.
have both friends who live in north and southern part of our country and have seen the same festivals and rituals performed with slight difference and found that it is due to conveniently available resources. read a lot of books related to this theory, watched a lot of programs regarding this theory.