The problematics of genetics and the Aryan issue

To brandish genetic studies as the clincher to the Aryan debate is hasty, if not misplaced

Tony Joseph’s article (“How genetics is settling the Aryan migration debate, June 16) on how recent genetic studies of Indian populations might be “settling the Aryan migration debate” attempts to summarise polemical as well as technical aspects of the contribution of genetics to the debate in question. I will focus here mostly on methodological issues to argue that the conclusions of two recent studies Mr. Joseph’s article heavily leans on are much shakier than conveyed..................Read more


Source: The Hindu

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