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Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From Hardcover – 20 Dec 2018
Hardcover, 20 Dec 2018
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'Joseph deftly and brilliantly summarizes new findings of genetics that definitively solve old problems in South Asian history, and show we are all migrants and, ultimately, kin. A timely, fascinating and courageous book.' Sheldon Pollock
'A remarkably accessible overview of the early stages of ancient Indian history.' Michael Witzel
'An amazing book, written in an engaging style . . . It grabs your interest from the first sentence.' Bibek Debroy
'Intellectual omnivore Tony Joseph offers an enjoyable meander through a minefield of how our ancestors got here.' Pranay Lal
'[A] very readable account . . . should be of interest to anyone curious about the waves of migration and intermixing that resulted in the rich tapestry that makes up the people of today's India.' Venki Ramakrishnan
'At a time when the issue of the peopling of the planet by anatomically modern humans is becoming hotter and hotter, Tony Joseph has admirably cooled it down. He goes deep into recent developments in ancient DNA studies on human remains and delves into the issue of the "Aryan Migration". This is a vexing issue and not so easy to conclude. However, Joseph has marshalled multidisciplinary data from archaeology, linguistics, genetics and literature to support his stand on the issue. This is perhaps the most scientific way of presenting the Aryan debate. Lucidity is the hallmark of this book.' Ravi Korisettar
'Masterful and unbiased reconstruction of human presence in India using evidence from archaeology, ancient and modern history, linguistics, geography and genetics, with a tilt on genetic evidence.' Partha P. Majumder
'If you really want to know who we are, and how we got here, this is the book for you. A thrilling account of our extraordinary past - I couldn't put it down.' Gurcharan Das
About the Author
Tony Joseph, former editor of Businessworld, has been a columnist and contributor to leading newspapers and magazines.
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This book masterfully breaks through all this confusion and provides clarity and perspective to answer all such questions. The modern science of genetics, linguistics, paleo-geology, anthropology, and archaeology are now beginning to provide a clearer picture and this book translates the latest ideas for laymen.
The narrative that emerges only makes us prouder as Indians and brings us closer to our own heritage. The message of unity in diversity is not only a slogan but is integral part of our own genetic makeup and our rich historical story.
P.S. I am further excited to pay a visit to scores of Harappan sites after reading this book.
It contains a wealth of information bringing together the latest learnings from genetics, archaeology, and linguistics and weaves a story of the people(s) of the subcontinent from about 65000 years ago to the times of the Mauryas. A wonderful and easy to read book.
Udaya Kumar P L
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A book perfect for the times we live in !!!
There is so much knowledge out there about our past - knowledge that is the effort of hard research, validation, improvement... yet we find so many people obsessed with Hanuman's caste, gothras, our tv channels overcrowded with astrologers & babas... :-)
For those of you needing a refresher or just want to satiate your curiousity on this contentious topic, read this book.
I am sure some of the more extreme viewed people (and there are a lot of those 😀) will not like the book.
The other interesting thing that the book talks about is how urban the Harappan Civilization was with its grid lay outs and emphasis on hygiene. The book also shows that it was a largely peaceful society and very few archaeological artefacts indicate bloodshed.
Finally, the book talks about the probable impact of climate change as it forced different groups to move to other parts of the world to mitigate their risks. This obviously created strife and conflict but it also put the human genes in a blender. Out of that movement and conflict was created the world as we know it. This is beautiful book that deserves to be read by anyone who has looked at the sky on a starry night and wondered: "How did we a species get here".
The DNA related recent researches prove that there is no significant change in Indian DNA in last 65000 years.