The cohesive bases of the Baloch Nationalism

The subject has been taken from book of Taj Mohammad Breseeg “Baloch Nationalism, its origin and development”.

Historical Development:

Continued from previous…..

As mentioned above, many dispute the Dravidian origin of the Brahuis. Mir Yar Khan Baloch, the last Khan of Kalat, who ruled Balochistan until March 1948, calls the Baloch and the Brahui groups of the same nation. Acceding to him the Brahui”is group, which was originally called “Ibrahimi Baloches” is now pronounced as “ Bravi” Baloches “ 89 Khuda Bakhsh Marri, as mentioned above, asserts that the Brahuis ard one of the many early tribes of the Baloch, and that many of them, including the ruling family of Kalat, use Baloch with their names. However, he believed that is some Dravidian blood in them. Similarly, Ghus Bakhsh Bizenjo, the most popular politician in the 1970s, believed. They Baloch and the Brahui are not two separate peoples; they are one and the same. The only different is of language. There are absolutely no differences in social practices and the structure of their society. They follow the same customs from birth to their death, happiness and sorrow, “According to Bizanjo, the Baloch came to Balochistan in three major groups. The fist waves by settled in Sistan and were called Narui [Naroi], followed by Brahui who settled in Turan, which is now-a-days called Jhalawan. The last wave, believes Bizanjo was of Rind.

For Kurd-Gal-Namak, a book written in 1659 by Akhund Salel, a minister in the court of Mir Ahmed Khan, the Khan of Kalat the Brahuis have the same origin as the Baloch and Kurds. The word “Brakhui”, according to the source is a Kurdish word, called “ Brahui” in Kurdish, 94 the racial origin of the Brahui is still controversial. It is said that they are descendants of the ancient Oritans of Alexander’s time. According to P .H .L. Eggermont they were of Iranian origin95 viz. the same origin as the Baloch. Gul Khan Nasir, in his book Koch wa Baloch argues that the Brahuis are the “Koch” of Ferdowsi’s Shahnama.

The term Brahui, G .P. Tate believes, in the course of time has lost any ethnological significance that may originally have attached itself to that term.

Whatever their ethnic origin may be, the Oritans of Alexander’s time the Kurds of Kurd-Gal-Namak or the Koch of Shahnamah, the Brahui regard themselves as part and parcel of the Baloch nation, sharing a common culture religion, historical experiences and unifying symbols with the Baloch, and above all, as discussed in this section, there is a strong desire among them to emphasis on a common origin with the Baloch, and that is politically very important.


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