Monday, July 13, 2009

Aryan Invasion Myth

As BBC proves Vivekananda right after a century...- S GurumurthyCourtesy: The New Indian Express; October 29, 2005

"Yes, the secular scholarship is in deep trouble. But they have a solid reason to feel assured that it will take decades for this truth to overcome the billions of pages of falsehood printed and circulated so far. For the grains of truth to emerge from this mountain of falsehoodwill take a life's time."..source

Stephen Oppenheimer believes after extensive genetic testing and analysis that the Modern "Out of Africa" theory ties in with R1a1 (M17) in that, it "could have found his way initially from India or Pakistan, through Kashmir, then via Central Asia and Russia, before finally coming to Europe"..."as part of an archaeologically dated Paleolithic movement from east to west 30,000 years ago."[17][18].

South Asian Origin Theories
In a seminal work titled The Real Eve: Modern Man's Journey out of Africa (New York: Carroll and Graf Publishers, 2003), the prominent Oxford University scholar Stephen Oppenheimer concludes that South Asia is the origin of M17 and his ancestors. He observes:

And sure enough we find highest rates and greatest diversity of the M17 line in Pakistan, north India, and eastern Iran,and low rates in the Caucasus. M17 is not only more diverse in South Asia than in Central Asia but diversity characterizes its presence in isolated tribal groups in the south, thus undermining any theory of M17 as a marker of a 'male Aryan Invasion of India.' Study of the geographical distribution and the diversity of genetic branches and stems again suggests that Ruslan, along with his son M17,arose early in South Asia, somewhere near India......A particular interest has been taken in investigating the long-presumed connection between Indo-Aryan origins and high caste Brahmins. Studies have generally failed to support this association. The R1a lineage forms around 35–45% among all the castes in North Indian population (Namita Mukherjee et al. 2001) and the Badagas of the Nilgiris. Sengupta et al. have confirmed R1a's diverse presence even among Indian tribal and lower castes (the so-called untouchables) and populations not part of the caste system. [9] Chaubey et al. draw the same conclusion that both caste and tribal populations are autochthonous to India.[20] S. Sharma et al. aimed aimed to resolve the issue of the origin of caste system in India in their study of a large number of Brahmins, Dalits and Tribals. Overall, no consistent difference was observed in Y-haplogroups distribution between the groups, except for some differences confined to a given geographical region...source

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