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Chariots, Genetics and the Aryan Invasion Theory

This past month of June has been pretty important for Indian history buffs. The recent spate of excavations done by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the study of ancient DNA led to a few important discoveries.

First, artifacts of a 4000-5000-year-old civilization were unearthed in Odisha, showing that the Copper Age civilization in India was more widespread than previously thought. This was followed by what could be one of the most significant discoveries in the past century when archaeologists found a burial pit found with a chariotat Harappan sites in Sanauli, Uttar Pradesh. And lastly, the much-awaited DNA study of the skeletal remains at Rakhigarhi, Haryana showed that there were no Central Asian traces, throwing one more nail in the coffin of the Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT) propagandists.

The above discoveries are really exciting to me and many others who follow this discourse closely. However, there was hardly any mention of these among my friends or my social circl…

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