Trailer º Early Indians PDF by º Tony Joseph Tony Joseph s new book Early Indians The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From attempts to sell the colonial Aryan Invasion Theory s insidious 21st century version the Aryan Migration Myth on the basis of racist, Hinduphobic Harvard geneticist David Reich s thoroughly discredited research.
The legendary Russian archaeologist Leo Klejn has thoroughly debunked Reich s pro AIT research.
The New York Times has exposed Reich s dubious, deeply flawed research methodology, alleged unethical practices, and unprecedented preferential treatment by scientific journals, thereby obliterating the basic premise behind the book s conclusions.
This effectively consigns Joseph s book to the trash heap.
Joseph s book is a calculated, cali Who are we Indians Where did we come from Many of us believe our ancestors have lived in South Asia since time immemorial But, as it turns out, time immemorial may not have been all that long ago To tell us the story of our ancestry, journalist Tony Joseph goes 65,000 years into the past when a band of modern humans, or Homo sapiens, first made their way from Africa into the Indian subcontinent.
Citing recent DNA evidence, he traces the subsequent large migrations of modern humans into India of agriculturalists from Iran between 7000 and 3000 BCE and pastoralists from the Central Asian Steppe between 2000 and 1000 BCE, among others.
As Joseph unravels our history using the results of genetic and other research, he takes head on some of the most controversial and uncomfortable questions of Indian history Who were the Ha Early Indians Early Indians , Everyone in our subcontinent Pakistanis, Indians, Bangladeshis please read Early Indians by Tony Joseph Understand where we re coming from, how rich and diverse our roots are and how superficial our divisions are And it s all based on scientific evidence, not ideological wishful thinking.
There is an image of the famous dancing girl of Harappa on the cover of this book as a nod perhaps to common knowledge that Early Indians for most of us refers to the Harappan Civilization Then, we are told, came the Aryans who somehow settled peacefully or not with the Harappans Think of it have you ever asked yourself where did the Harappans come from The author tries to answer this rather grand question in 230 pages Starting almost 300,000 years ago with the evolution of man this breathless book attempts to combine everything that is happening in the world of ancient DNA, archaeology and linguistics to answer the question who were the Early Indians and where or how the hell did they get here That the book is up to date
First Things First The Aryan Invasion Migration Theory has been controversial in India for sometime now originally, Max Mueller put forward this theory in the mid 19th century on basis of linguistics Mind well that the Harappan Indus Saraswati valley civilisation had not been discovered till then and surprisingly no written records of that civilisation remain , Jay Vasavada History is not worth writing The discovery of the Harappan civilisation in the 1920s added a new chapter Who were the Harappans Were they also Indians or were they too migrants And what were the links between Harappan and Aryan Vedic civilisation Did the Harappan civilisation metamorph into the Aryan Vedic civilisation or did the Aryan Invasion Migration theory still hold The author looks at genetics, archaeology and linguistics to convincingly answer all the questions Star Seriously guys Giving this book 4 5 stars Tony uses discredited claims as the base of this book He tries to re establish the Aryan Invasion Theory which has been a proven false theory The Aryan Invasion Theory was a myth created to break the bond that Indians had with their land That theory helped Britishers tighten their hold on India What is the Author trying to do First of all it s good read and will increase your knowledge Very good flow of the book and simplest possible explanation of complicated scientific Genetic terminology As your read the book some questions generated in your mind and you will get answer very next moment or paragraph Vey thought fully composed book and never bored you any time.
But I find few problems with book or author s mind set or his intentions Vey first thing he has problem identifying Yogi Mudra seal of harrappan as Pashupati Siva Another impossible argument about ancient DNA finding He said they find some skeletal or DNA evidence in peripheral area of harrapns which are outlier from DNA finding of same area and this outlier has fist Indian genes so they can be consider as harrapans This argument I can t digest There Swastika symbols finding at harrappa which he doe