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On The Nair Community Of Kerala And Their Sambandham System
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

On The Nair Community Of Kerala And Their Sambandham System

Akshay Shankar- August 21, 2020

The paternity of children had an important role in Sambandham unions, and if the paternity was not determined, it resulted in the ex-communication of the ... Read More

A Vedic Aryan Homeland in the Steppes? A Critique of the Kurgan Hypothesis
Archives, Indology

A Vedic Aryan Homeland in the Steppes? A Critique of the Kurgan Hypothesis

Akshay Shankar- July 4, 2020

While the mainstream Kurgan theory could explain initial Indo-European expansions into Europe from the Yamnaya culture through later cultures like corded ware and catacomb cultures, ... Read More

Was Indus Valley civilization Dravidian?
Archives, Indology

Was Indus Valley civilization Dravidian?

Akshay Shankar- March 27, 2020

If Harappans were Dravidians, they would have obviously left traces of Harappan sites in deep southern India where they later settled. Read More

Aryan Debate: Do the recent genetic studies validate Aryan invasion theory?
Archives, Indology

Aryan Debate: Do the recent genetic studies validate Aryan invasion theory?

Akshay Shankar- November 2, 2019

How exactly the Indo-Aryanization India happened would remain unclear unless we get more ancient DNA samples, especially that of male individuals, from various Harappan sites ... Read More

Keezhadi : Does it reflect a non-Vedic Dravidian civilization in ancient Tamil Nadu?
Archives, Indology

Keezhadi : Does it reflect a non-Vedic Dravidian civilization in ancient Tamil Nadu?

Akshay Shankar- October 12, 2019

The early Tamil kingdoms were part of one unified civilization which included northern Janapadas as well, and the Tamil kingdoms and ancient sites like Keezhadi ... Read More

The Indo-European languages and the relevance of Sanskrit
Archives, Indology

The Indo-European languages and the relevance of Sanskrit

Akshay Shankar- September 22, 2018

Sanskrit is one of the earliest attested Indo-European language along with Mycenaean Greek and Anatolian (Hittite), also possessing the largest ancient literature in any language ... Read More