Years ago, in the early years of Independent India, Pandit Nehru, its first Prime Minister,
had proclaimed the slogan, ‘ Hindi-Chini Bhai-Bhai’ for forming and strengthening diplomatic relations of India with China. Now, unfortunately however, there is political tension between the two countries over the ‘ Line of Actual Control’, especially over the right of possession of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram(Shaksgam) Tract, Ladakh, and the Northern part of Arunachal Pradesh.
While it is uncertain whether the diplomatic relations between the two nations will ever again be as cordial as they were during Pt.Nehru’s time, people interested in history, especially of ancestry, will be surprised to know that there is a racial relationship between a section of the Indian people and the Chinese.
In particular, it appears that many Brahmin and non- Brahmin castes of India, with Koundinya Gotra, are related to the Chinese racially,as seen from the following fact.
Koundinya, a descendent of the sage Vasishtha, and belonging to a famous Brahmin lineage in South India, in the 1st century A.D, went to the Fu-Nan province of Champa, present Cambodia, and married a Naga tribal Princess Soma, thus becoming the first Indian to become the King of a Chinese kingdom! He even had a Chinese name, ‘Chu-Chan Tan’.’Chu’ meant ‘of Indian Origins ‘ in Chinese, and Chan Tan’ was the Chinese form of ‘ Chandan’, a title given to Indo Scythians of India by Chinese in those times. Koundinya himself was from Kundinpur in Vidarbha, but the ‘Gotra’, I.e. identity of the racial descent from the sage, exists in Maharashtra,Andhra,Karnataka, Goa, MP,UP, Bihar, and among some Brahmin castes in Tamil Nad and Kerala too.
In fact, in their book, ‘ Advanced History of India’, R.C.Majumdar, Former Vice Chancellor,Dacca University, H.C.Raychoudhary, Prof. Of History, Calcutta University, and K.K.Datta, Professor of History of Patna University), have stated that the foundation of the SAKA ERA of 78 AD is attributed to Kanishka-1, a Kushan King of a Saka(Scythian) tribe speaking the Tocharian language, from Chinese Turkestan, who according to Hiuen Tsang, the Chinese historian, ruled over a great empire in North India at that time, alongwith an allied tribe from the same region, known as ‘Yue -Chi’, who were also not Chinese, but having some admixture with them. Kanishka was exercising his sway from Gandhara, Sue Vihar, and his capital at Peshawar, to Kashmir,Oudh and Benaras.Kanishka-1 (Kushan) is supposed to have been the successor to Vima Kadphises or Kadphises II, also known as ‘Yen-Kao-Chen’. Kanishka was no doubt a Kushan, i.e. of an Indo- European tribe from Chinese Turkestan, and not strictly speaking, a Saka or Scythian, or a Chinese, but the latter designation ‘Scythian’ was used in India in a wide sense to include all kindred tribes.
(Other authorities, however, attribute the SAKA ERA to Shalivahana, an Andhra King of the Satvahana tribe; all the same, the authors of the above mentioned book, maintain that Shalivahana was Not the one to establish that era, but Kanishka; and that Shalivahana managed to get that credit in some Southern regions, because he had the proclivity to appropriate to himself the achievements of others!)
If Kanishka, as according to Hiuen Tsang, was the contemporary of the famous and great Chinese general, Pan-Chao, with whom the Kushans waged a war, with initial success in eastern Turkestan, the ascription to him of the Saka era cannot be regarded as untenable. Hence, India owes the Establishment of the Saka era or Indian reckoning of 78 AD to the achievement of Kanishka, the Kushan King from Chinese Turkestan who ruled over North India, and Not Shalivahana, the Andhra king! Kanishka was also famous for his support to the religion of the SakyaMuni,and his patronage to Buddhism!
That is how Hindi-Chini are indeed, Bhai Bhai, whether the present day Chinese recognize it and abide by it or not. One Japanese Princess has claimed to be a cognate of the famous Ikshwaku dynasty of Shri Rama, as she declared during a visit to India many years back, and it is well known that the Japanese are basically Chinese, who went and settled in Japan Via Siberia.
Perhaps, that explains why some Indians, particularly in North East India, including the Brahmins of that region, look somewhat like Chinese, because of their features, viz. Narrow, slanting eyes, high cheeks, snub nose and a yellowish complexion!
It is in fact, a belief of the Chinese, as I have read under Google, that the Mongoloid race comprising the Chinese, Manchurians, Japanese, Koreans and other Asians, particularly of South East Asia, including NORTH EAST INDIA, has descended from their venerated creature, the ‘Satanic Dragon’, also called the ‘Reptilian Serpent Alien’. One of the reasons for this belief is said to be the similarity of the narrow, slanting eyes with puffy eyelids of this race to the eyes of the crocodile/Dragon and the ‘Aliens’.
This belief may not be as unfounded or preposterous as may seem to some. For if we remember, when the dinosaurs disappeared from this earth following a tremendous natural holocaust, the only creatures which are said to have survived were the aquatic ones, viz. fish, and amphibians like reptiles, crocodile, turtle etc. So it is quite plausible that these animals evolved into the land mammals including Apes and the Ape-like ancestors who in turn evolved into human beings!
It may interest the readers to know that there are two equivalent entities related to the Dragon in Hindu mythology, viz. Rahu and Ketu, meaning ‘Dragon’s Head'(Rahu, supposed to be the shadow planet or elliptical node of Saturn), and ‘Dragon’s Tail'(Ketu =comet, being the shadow planet or elliptical node of Mars). Rahu-Ketu together form the body of the entire Dragon, and stretch from the Northern border of Arunachal Pradesh, across Tibet and part of China to Chinese Turkistan (shown as Ketumala in ancient maps), which region can thus be termed ‘The Belt of the Dragon’. However, they both are regarded as powerful but Malefic and Inauspicious planets In Hindu mythology, just like Saturn and Mars, who even according to Western Astrology , are symbolic of the Satan/Devil.
( It is generally supposed that all human races descended from a common ancestor, who branched out into different races subsequently, so it is not understood why the proponents of the ‘Dragon’ Theory do not mention the races other than Asians, I.e. the Africans, Mediterranean and Caucasoid people under this ancestry!
Is it possible that the Mongoloid races have a different ancestry from the other races, and that the two different ancestors evolved simultaneously in different pockets of the World, to mingle afterwards? Point for research.
So those Indians who are inclined to take a more positive view of the pushy Chinese, can still say with full right, ‘ Hindi-Chini Bhai Bhai’!