Question: “Early Indians: the story of our Ancestors & where we came from” is released recently. Who is the author of this book?
(a) Tony Joseph
(b) Charles C Royce
(c) Clay McCauley
(d) Franz Boas
- A book titled “Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came from” over the ancestry of Indians authored by Tony Joseph is released. This book looks for the footprints of first modern humans in India.
- The book mentions that Indian population is result of four major migrations in history including the Aryan’s migration in prehistory times. It is claimed in the book that first modern human arrived in India as a part of Out of Africa migration around 65,000 years ago which holds 50-65 percent of the Indian ancestry today.
- The second Major migration took place in 9000 to 5000 years ago with movement of agriculturists from Iran to India leading to the foundation of Harappa Civilization. The third and fourth migration took place around 2000 BCE and between 2000 and 1000 BCE respectively.
- The book also suggests that caste system did not begin with the arrival of Aryans and began nearly 1,000 years later in around 100 CE.