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Alanson
02-01-2016, 06:31 AM
India was ruled by various Turkic dynasties, the last of whom were the Mughals who were descendants of Timur and Gengis Khan, and were the last empire of the Indian subcontinent. However India was ruled by various Turkic Mamluk dynasties. It seems these Turkic dynasties to be Caucasian rather than Mongoloid origin. Based on the paintings and how they have been described. Did this mean that Turkization was there before already, or that the Turkic tribes were Caucasoid and only got Mongoloid admixture later?

redifflal
02-01-2016, 02:29 PM
These identities were patrilineal, and the identities of the maternal sides were assimilated and unheard of unless something prominent (like Akbar's wives or Jahangir's wives). Many of these Turkic clans were settling in Afghanistan region. Those dynasties of Tughlaqs and Khiljis etc were already mixing with north/northwest people of Indian subcontinent.

Alanson
02-01-2016, 07:46 PM
These identities were patrilineal, and the identities of the maternal sides were assimilated and unheard of unless something prominent (like Akbar's wives or Jahangir's wives). Many of these Turkic clans were settling in Afghanistan region. Those dynasties of Tughlaqs and Khiljis etc were already mixing with north/northwest people of Indian subcontinent.

That's true the Mughals were quite mixed with Native Indian subcontinental people through their maternal line, and as the intermarriages occurred more and more the Mughals lost their Turko-Mongol look and began to look no different than the Indian subcontinental people. However were the original Turkic invaders Caucasoid or rather Mongoloid is the question, it seems they might have been predominately Caucasoid before moving into India and absorbing more Indo-Caucasian blood as result often through the maternal line. Apparently the Turkic tribes also enslaved Indian females and bringing them into central Asia would explain the South Asian blood that's found there.