Books by Usha Alexander

  • A lone woman travels fearlessly into the jungle to confront the enemy. She holds the fate of an entire world in her hands.

  • When Craig Olsen returns to Idaho to say goodbye to his dying uncle, who raised him, he comes face to face with matters he can no longer evade.

  • "A suspenseful narrative weaves the stories and secrets of two generations into one seamless drama ... a worthy literary journey." —Kirkus Discoveries

Namit Arora's Photography

Selected Videos

StatCounter

  • StatCounter

« Leaving Idaho | Main | There But For Fortune, Go You Or I »

June 28, 2017

Comments

In 2018, "a breath-taking new study, with some of the most well-regarded names in population genetics, archaeology and anthropology as authors, [unpeeled] the layers of our pre-history concerning the Indus Valley, Vedic Aryans and Dravidian languages." Below are a few articles that explain and clarify its findings:

1. How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate by Tony Joseph.

2. How We, The Indians, Came to Be by Tony Joseph.

3. Indus Valley People Did Not Have Genetic Contribution From The Steppes by Hartosh Singh Bal.

4. A geneticist, Razib Khan, who specializes in South Asian ancient DNA research has a few interesting articles here, here, here, and here.

5. We are all Harappans by Sunil Menon and Siddhartha Mishra in Outlook India.

6. 4500-year-old DNA from Rakhigarhi reveals evidence that will unsettle Hindutva nationalists by Kai Friese.

7. Why Hindutva is Out of Steppe with new discoveries about the Indus Valley people by Girish Shahane.

8. After Meluhha, The Melange by Michael Witzel.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Primary Editors

New Book by Namit Arora

  • The Lottery of Birth reveals Namit Arora to be one of our finest critics. In a raucous public sphere marked by blame and recrimination, these essays announce a bracing sensibility, as compassionate as it is curious, intelligent and nuanced.” —Pankaj Mishra

Shunya Website

Namit wins 3QD Arts & Literature Prize 2011

Namit Arora's India Photo Archive