What Recent Research Reveals About the Origins of the People of India and South Asia

Historians and geneticists have the same answer

Mohenjo-Daro (Indus Valley) stamp-seal, 2600BC-1900BC. Image courtesy: the British Museum

The earliest humans in South Asia

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The hunter-gatherers of South Asia

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The Harappans / the Indus Valley Civilization

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Ancestral South Indians and Ancestral North Indians

Map taken from BioRxiv paper “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia” by Vagheesh M. Narasimhan et al. (Creative Commons license)
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Image source: Author. (Red font denotes populations arriving from outside the South Asian region)

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Kiran Kumbhar

Historian, physician. History, science, and healthcare; kindness, commonsense, and reason. Twitter @kikumbhar. Instagram @kikumbhar. Blog: kirankumbhar.com