Robert clive liberated Ayodhya and gave us signals. But we could not understand .We did not know meaning of Robert (Raw Bharat). Yes They began with Ayodhya, even though we could not understand it. Then they made free Hastinapur (presentday Delhi). But we could not understand that. Hasting paved way towards Hastinapur victory. The British rulers were called “ Count”. Eventhough we denied to recognize them. Now most of us know English language and we also know that Britishers don’t pronounce “ T” in our “Tea” form of pronunciation but they pronounce “ T ” in form of “Talwar”. Then what the word “Count “ means? Yes they cleaerly said us that they were sons of mother Kunti ..Means Pandava..! But after Bharat (Robert) we also denied to recognize Sons of Kunti.. that is Pandava.
Maharaja Ranjitsingh recognized them ,Even his son Dilipsingh recognized them. But we failed ot recognize them. Then they entered ancient Sindhu –Sarswati region….They reached up to Hindukush. Meanwhile they also remind Afridi of their origin rooot “Abaörteans”. They also reminded them of their ancient relations with Sarbans (Surya vanshis). They were testing our memories and crying . We could never sense those lamenting feelings. Their eyes were Searching their “Gul”.. “Gulistan”…Persian version of “Udyan”. “Udyana”where ancient scripture like Veda written. They were still keeping memory of “Gul’… “Gulistan” in terms of “ Gaul”. Still we deny to recognize. Gaul used to ruled by Sunline kings… still we deny to recognize….Gaul was Ruled by Loius (Lawishch) and Robert (Raw Bharat) even we deny to recognize. We can say It irony of fat only.
Reaching Hidukush range they tried their level best to remind Afridis of their Ancient Heritage.
The Afridi , classically called the Abaörteans (Latin: Abaortae), is the name of a Pashtun (or Pathan) tribe from present day Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Afridis inhabit about 1,000 square miles (3,000 km²) of rough hilly area in the eastern spin Ghar range, west of the Peshawar valley and east of Nangarhar, covering most of the Khyber Agensy, FR Peshawar and FR Kohat in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Their territory include Maidan in Tirah and the Khyberpass. Some Afridi clans also inhabit India, namely in the states of Utter Pradesh,Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir.
The great Sanskrit grammarian and historian Panini, who himself hailed from Shatatur, a village located near the confluence of the Kabul and Indus rivers, mentioned the names of tribes such as the Madhumants and Aprits (identified with the modern Mohmand and Afridis) who inhabited the northwestern areas of ancient India in his Ashtadhyayi in the 5th century BC.
The famous historian Herodotus mentions a region bordering on the banks of the Indus occupied by a people called the Pactyans who were divided into four tribes, one which were the Aparthea or Aparutai, likely to be the Aprit mentioned by Panni. They laid claim to an inaccessible upland area and forced passing invaders to pay toll tax for passage towards India through the Khyber Pass.
Some writers theorize that tribes like the Afridis and Khattaks are indigenous and that the Afridis inhabited this terrain even during pre-historic times, before the recorded movement of other notable Pashthun teribe to their present abodes.
Link to Afridi
The Greeks called the western part this region Parapamisos, which may be derived from the old Old Persian name of the Hindu Kush mountain range, Upairisaena (mentioned in the Avesta, Yasna 10). Culturally, Gandara belonged to the Indian, not to the Persian world. Means Persian word for Hindukush was Upairisaena and After Islamisation Afridi chose forget their root word Abaörteans.
The following book links will say about “Upairisaena”
(1)Megasthenes and Indian Religion
By Allan Dahlaquist (p- 121)
(2)The history of ancient Iran, Volume 3, Part 7
By Richard Nelson Frye (104)
Reminder to Afridi Heritage
Major James Abbott remind them of Abaörteans ?
A British general came there. Undoubtedly he was “Abaörteans” in ancient term and “Afridi” in present term. Historical facts says that “Abaörteans” where called in Britain as Logarian , The province and River they belonged in Afghanistan.
So in British term A Logar Major came to the region of Afridi . Surprisingly his name was Major James Abbott .He tried his level best to remind Affridi of their grand past. He built Abbottabad city in Sarban Mountain range and reminded them of their relations with Sarbans (Afghan word for Suryavans)
But Major James Abbott also failed. He could not spark ancient memory of His brethren. At last Major James Abbott also departed with heavy heart. We shall look to the facts with help of following facts and links.
Abbottabad is a city located in the Hazara region of the Khyber Pakhtunkhava province, in Pakistan. The city is situated in the Orash Valley, 50 kilometres (31 mi) northeast of the capital Islamabad and 150 kilometres (93 mi) east of Peshawar at an altitude of 1,260 metres (4,134 ft) and is the capital of the Abbottabad District. It borders Azad Kashmir to the east.
The town of Abbottabad, under the British Raj, was the headquarters of the Hazara District during British rule of India. It was named after Major James Abbott, who founded the town and district in January 1853 after the annexation of Punjab. He remained the first Deputy Commissioner of the Hazara district from 1849 until April 1853. Major Abbott is noted for having written a poem titled “Abbottabad”, before he went back to Britain, in which he wrote of his fondness for the town and his sadness at having to leave it. In the early 20th century, Abbottabad became an important military cantonment and Sanatorium, serving as the headquarters of a brigade in the Second Division of the Northern Army Corps. The garrison consisted of four battalions of native infantry, of the Frontier Force (including the 5th Gurkha Rifles) and two native mountain batteries.
Poem titled “Abbottabad”
“Abbottabad” is a poem by Major James Abbott who wrote the work about his experience of living in the area before leaving it. He was impressed by beauty of the area. The Pakistani city Abbottabad, which he founded (then capital of the Hazara District of British India), is named after him. A plaque commemorating his poem is displayed at Lady Garden Park within the city.
Etymology: The name of the city Abbottabad is a compound contain two words, Abbott (Affidi?) and Abad. Abad means a place of living. Now read the poem…
“I remember the day when I first came here
And smelt the sweet Abbottabad air
The trees and ground covered with snow
Gave us indeed a brilliant show
To me the place seemed like a dreamAnd far ran a lonesome stream
Perhaps your winds sound will never reach my ear
My gift for you is a few sad tears
I bid you farewell with a heavy heart
Never from my mind will your memories thwart.”
Link for full poem
Reminder to Sarbans
Abbottabad is surrounded by Sarbans Mountains. Afghan still remember Sarbans but don’t recognize them.
“The races of Afganistan being a brief account of the principal nations” a book by Henry Walter Bellew give us some clue to the facts.
Author mentions Sarbans and says….
“it may be here mentioned that the above-named Saraban, according to the Afghan genealogies, had two sons named Shaijyun and Khrishytin. These are evidently transformations of the common Rajput proper names Surjan and Krishan ; and they have been still more alteied by tiansfoimation into Muhamraadan names Sharjyun being changed into Sharfuddin and Krish- yu” u into Khyruddin. Similar traces of Indian affinity are to be found in almost all the Afghan genealogical tables And it is only what we might expect when we remember the tradition that the five Pundu* brother kings, about the time of the Mahabharat, or great war which was decided on the field of Kuru Kshetr, near Thanesar north of Delhi, emigrated to the Panjab and Afghanistan as far as Ghazni and Kandahar, and there established independent kingdoms which lasted for several centuries.”
Abottabad was surrounded by Surban Mountain. Surban is again reminder to Sarbans ….Surya vansha and that way Ram..! Who gave them right to collect Toll tex at Khyber pass…!
Link to Sarban Mountain
British term for Affridi is Logarians .. the province and river they belonged in ancient time when they migrated alongwith Suryavanshis and chandrvanshis in present so called Europe.
Logar ( British term for Afridi)
“History of the conquest of England by the Normans: its causes ” By Augustin Thi also mentiones Logrian warriors.(page -4)
Gerald Massey mentions in his book, “Book of the Beginnings, Vol.1” that ,”Llogarian race of England were the postrity of Kymry, corresponding to the logari of Afghanistan as the race, the descendent of kamari and Afridi . Universal goddess “ked “ thought to be of ruler of Lloegrian tribes.”( page – 475).Surprisingly word Afridi derived from “Upairisaena” mountain range of Afghanistan .(Greek form of the word was Parapamisos).
Book link (Book of Beginnings)
Logar is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan. The word of Logar is built from two Pashto words: Loy and Ghar . It is located in the eastern zone, southeast of Kabul, and the geography of the province centers on the large Logar River which enters the province through the west and leaves to the north. Its capital is Pul – i- Alam.
Logar River (also Lowgar) is a river of Afghanistan. It gives the name to the Logar Valley and Logar Perovince.
The Logar River drains a wide tract of country, rising in the southern slopes of the Sanglakh Range and receiving tributaries from the Kharwar hills, north-east of Ghazni. It joins the Kabul river a few miles below the city of Kabul. The fertile and well irrigated Logar Valley, which is watered by its southern tributaries, is about 64 km (40 mi) long by 19 km (12 mi) wide. Lying in the vicinity of the capital, the district contributes significantly to its food supply.
A large ancient city was discovered in 2002, just south of Pul –i-Alam, dating back at least 1,700 years to Kushan times. It contains numerous multi-storied buildings and temple and covers an area of about 30 km². It has been extensively looted during the recent war with many antiquities being sold on the black market
Henry Walter Bellew,a doctor in British Army narrates facts about Afghan tribe in his book “The races of Afganistan being a brief account of the principal nations” .He also mentions Afridi and says…
(Book link is given above)
“THE Afridi (or Afridai in the singular) are without doubt the present representatives of the Aparytse of Heiodotus, Both the names and the positions are identically the same. The extent of the ancient country and the character of its people appear to have undergone a considerable change, but still not so great as to mar identity. The original limits of the Afridi (or Afreedee, as the name is often spelt) country, probably, comprised the whole of the Sufed Koh range and the countiy at the base of it on the north and south sides to the Kabul and Kurrain rivers respectively whilst its extent from east to west was from the Pew&r ridge, or the head wateis of the Kurram further west, to the Indus; between the points of junction with it of the Kabul and Kurram rivers, in the former direction.” (page -81)
conversion by force ?
“The factions, evidently, came into existence on the conversion of the people en bloc to Islam, when all became a common biotherhood in the faith, and called themselves Musulm&ns, though yet they maintained a dis- tinction expressive of their original religious separation a sign that their conversion was effected by force, and was more nominal than real at first. And thus the peoples of the two rival religions at that time flourishing side by side in this region namely the Budhist and the Magian ranged them- selves naturally under the respective standards or factions of their original religions , the Budhist Saman or Sraman giving the name to the one, and the Magian Gabr, Gaur or Gr to the other. of even the minutest or meanest of God’s creatures ,
Looking at the Afridi as we find him to-day, it is difficult to imagine him the descendant of the mild, industrious, peace- loving, and contemplative Budhist, abhorrent of the shedding of blood or the destruction of life of even the minutest or meanest of God’s creatures ,
The Afridi of to-day, though professedly a Muhammadan, has really no religion at all. He is, to a great extent, ignorant of the tenets and doctrines of the creed he professes, and even if he knew them, would in no way be re&tiained by them in pursuit of his purpose.
One to the effect that, although professedly Musalmns, they showed no reverence for the Mulla, or Muhammadan priest, and plundered and despitefully used the too confiding members of the profession who ventured among them so impartially, that their country was soon shunned by the whole clergy class as a dangerous place.(page -95)
his religion was first systematically enforced upon the peoples of this country by the first Tuik sovereign of that faith in these parts, the celebrated Mali- mud of Ghazni, about the beginning of the eleventh century But however successful his means of fire and sword may have been at first, it appears that their effects were not veiy lasting nor complete, In short, the conversion of the people under 96 THE RACES OF AFGHANISTAN. such compulsion was only nominal, and they rapidly relapsed to their former creeds during the reigns of Mahumd’s succes- sors, until in the time of Shahabu.”