Category Archives: Archaeology

“India has about 5,000 rock art sites, next only to Australia and South Africa, where prehistoric people have recorded life as they saw it, in paintings, engravings and carvings. […] hollow cup-impressions created on rock surfaces using hammer stones, have also been categorised as rock art.” – T.S. Subramanian (Frontline Magazine, 27 November 2015)

Map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – some of India’s tribal communities by clicking on the button … Continue reading

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Independent origins of Indian tribal paternal lineages

Richard Cordaux, Robert Aunger, Gillian Bentley, Ivane Nasidze, S M Sirajuddin, Mark Stoneking Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany. The origins of the nearly one billion people inhabiting the Indian subcontinent and following the customs of the Hindu caste system are controversial: … Continue reading

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The Gond community: Discoveries in Indian history – Indus Valley, Chhattisgarh, Telangana & Karnataka

Gonds living in central and southern India could have migrated from the Indus Valley civilisation – KarnatakaPossibly “a revolutionary find” that links the adivasi Gond tribe to the Indus Valley civilisation, which flourished between 2500 B.C. and 1750 BC. Eleven … Continue reading

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The Banjara community: Its role in Indian history – Telangana

Banjara and Dokra: Tribal craftmanship in a state that exemplifies “India’s composite culture, pluralism and inclusiveness – Telangana Located on the uplands of Deccan plateau, Telangana is the link between the North and South of India. It is thus no … Continue reading

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Tips | Find publishing details for Shodhganga search results

Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian theses – http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in Track any missing detail for Shodhganga search results To trace the source document of any separate chapter listed among the search results hosted on Shodhganga’s server, copy its “handle” number from the search results: … Continue reading

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