The History Podcast continues and this week we present Episode 2.
We take a detour and talk to Razib Khan, founder of the Brown Pundits blog and the BrownCast. Razib is a Geneticist by profession and publishes a sub-stack on what genetics tells us about our past. We look at the people who inhabited the Indian Sub-continent through the lens of genetics and ancient DNA and talk about what that tell us about the strands of origins, migrations, invasions, and
assimilation amongst the people of who have inhabited the sub-continent for millennia.
Apart from the usual suspects, the Mitannis, the ancient Greeks and graves in Kazakhstan make an appearance. So do Agent K and Agent J from the movie Men in Black. Joining Maneesh Taneja in this conversation are Gaurav Lele, Mukunda Raghvan and Shrikantha Krishnamachry.
We look forward to your comments and feedback.
Speakers & their twitter handles:
Razib Khan – @razibkhan Gaurav Lele- @gaurav_lele, Mukunda Raghvan- @raghman36, Shrikanth Krishnamachry – @shrikanth_krish and Maneesh Taneja- @maneesht
Links to Sources/Reference Material:
- India genetics – Gene Expression (gnxp.com)
- Reconstructing Indian Population History (nih.gov)
- Genetic Evidence for Recent Population Mixture in India (nih.gov)
- The Formation of Human Populations in South and Central Asia (nih.gov)
- An Ancient Harappan Genome Lacks Ancestry from Steppe Pastoralists or Iranian Farmers – PubMed (nih.gov)