This is a translation of Jan 4, 2018 piece in Hindi from the Dainik Jagran.
by Utsav Jain
It has been found in the course of excavations, that the Rakhigarhi skeletons belonged to speakers of Indo-European languages.
Genetic science is close to answering a question that has been a source of debate and acrimony between scientists and linguists for well over a century. It will soon be revealed to the world that the IE language family expanded from India itself. Just a year prior, the remains found in the latest excavations at the site of the Sindhu Valley Civilisation have seemingly solved the mystery- the speakers of this language family originated in India, and they spread from these very lands into the world.
All this became possible due to the efforts of the team of international scientists led by the young Dr Neeraj Rai from the Birbal Sahni Institute in Thalaipur village, Mau district. Soon the facts that have emerged from these experiments will be published in international journals.
Such is the credibility
IE languages are spoken in the vast swathe of Eurasian land from the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Iran to Northern India. The universally acknowledged facts apropos this language family have thus far been: that it descends from an ancient proto-IE language, that PIE comes from the Pontic Steppes in Central Asia, that the people from these lands were the first to master horse riding, chariot-driving and “Petherlists” (idk what this is). They were also the first to master the working of bronze.
This research will bring big changes in history
These technologies and practices had begun spreading in Europe in the period from 3000-2000BCE. The spread of tech also spread with it the language and culture of this people. However, these hitherto accepted facts have been falsified by the genetic findings of the team led by Dr Rai from Rakhigarhi and Hisar in Haryana. The publication of the findings in international journals will doubtless kick off a fresh round of debate, discussion and flux, but it will also change the way world history is understood.
How the investigation came to be
Dr Rai says that Prof. Shinde, the chancellor of Deccan College, Pune, had led the excavation in Harappa and other sites. With him at the helm, a team of archaeologists excavated the most important SSVC site at Rakhigarhi in Hisar, Haryana. They found 4 skeletons at the start of 2014. For the DNA testing of these, CCMB Hyderabad and Dr Rai’s team were assigned.
The findings of Dr Rai’s team of Indian and foreign scientists show that the skeletons found in Rakhigarhi are of the ancestors of speakers of IE languages who have long declared themselves to be the master race of the world. The DNA of these skeletons match that of North Indian Brahmans quite well. For the 61 year-old Shinde, these findings are the culmination of a long and distinguished career in archaeology. The conclusions of almost all enquiries in this regard have been obtained. It is possible that the publication of these will bring to a close the long and rancorous controversy on the arrival, attack and spread of the Aryan people.
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