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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 (The Hindu).

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

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

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 (Outlook India).

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

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

8. After Meluhha, The Melange by Michael Witzel (Outlook India).

9. Blood nationalism: Why does Hindutva perceive a mortal danger from the Aryan Migration Theory? by Shoaib Daniyal (Scroll.in).

10. Two new genetic studies upheld Indo-Aryan migration. So why did Indian media report the opposite? by Shoaib Daniyal (Scroll.in).

What a narcissistic article this is !!!. How can you compare even Hinduism with Barbaric Islam and Christianity with their intolerant attitudes ?. Have you studied Rigveda clearly ?. Have you studied genetic research carefully. Have you studied linguistics carefully. In all fronts AIT/AMT fails thorough scrutiny ?.

Dear Rana Pratap,

Your namesake not only lost the battle of Haldighati—contrary to what Hindutva “scholars” now want us to believe—your foolish battle over the AIT/AMT is also a lost cause. With luck, you’ll realize it in your lifetime, understand its implications, and be wiser for it. All the best.

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