Ethnologists have also called them Dravidians from Dravida
the name which they gave to the southern part of the Hindu
Peninsula. Their original home was in the southwest of the
Motherland. They came to India by way of the Malay Islands - not
through Burma as did the Nagas. They must have come slowly through
the Malay Islands because much of their language is composed of
This point is generally glossed over by saying:
On what they can base such a supposition cannot be fathomed. There is not a native black race anywhere in Asia, nor has ever a trace of a black race been found there as far as I can learn. So we must fall back for the reason, as a decision made at a scientific tea party.
In this case the Bering Land Bridge was not available so they borrowed the European subterfuge by saying,
A.V. Smith in his "History of India," says:
Smith is absolutely correct. A history of India without including the Tamils is like a building without a window. I have gone through many of the Southern temples in search of legends and tablets, but never found anything about the very ancient.
One record I came across said,
There is no date given, nor are any details given of any communication with them after they settled. Nothing is said about their prosperity or even whether they survived, only the bare fact that a company sailed and arrived safely at the other end.
"great land" was presumably Africa.