The white Aryans of ancient India looked down on the non-white population with scorn and contempt. They called the latter monkeys, bears, mlechhas (barbarians), anaryas (not nobles, unworthy, vile), cannibals, demons, etc. In the same way, 19th century Victorian England described Indian sub-continent as land of monkeys and snake charmers. The reality, however, was quite different.

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