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June 28, 2017


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.

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Books by Namit Arora

  • “Namit Arora does for Silicon Valley what Tom Wolfe did for Wall Street in The Bonfire of the Vanities: with keen eye and sharp wit, he captures the culture and mores of the place. But Arora is funnier. And sweeter.” —S. Abbas Raza, Editor, 3QD.

  • 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

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