Here is given a genetic analysis of the Indian population.
Of interest is the following observation made by the analysts.
"The analysis has also indicated that Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims
are genetically similar and share genetic similarities with Dravidian groups.
It has also shown that some Dravidian-speaking population groups in
south India have Indo-European lineage."
This may make people perplexed and arrive at multiple inferences.
But based on my analysis on One Aryavartha theory,
this mystery is solved.
The Dravidian groups as many believe, are not Tamils.
Tamils had maintained their identity and uniqueness
even before the landmass of Lemuria was fragmented and lost into sea.
But the migrated population from Dwaraka soon after the deluge (after
led to a mix of North and South happening at South.
Another group from Dwaraka left for Kashmir
and we hear of the first note on Dravida coming from Kashmir only,
in Rajatharangini of 6 th Century AD.
Those who left for Kashmir had addressed those who left for the South
as those who had 'run to another place' - which is what Dravida means.
The group that migrated to Tamil nadu (about which I will continue in
the coming days)
spread all over Tamilnadu,
but later were more concentrated on the present day Karnataka and Kerala.
The mix-up of sanskrit with Tamil in their languages is also proof
to the mix-up of the peoples that happened.
It will be more appropriate to call these people as Dravidas.
A genetic study of the people of Karnataka and Kerala with those of
Gujarath and Kashmir must be undertaken to know whether they had
In this context, Konkans must be left out, for, we have proof in Tamil
texts that a king from this migrated group drove out Konkans, who were
natives of the eastern side of the Western ghats.
An inscription by this king by name Aai Andiran, has also been found.
He has mentioned in that that he was a Yadava who had come in the
lineage of Krishna.
His area of occupation was in and around Podhiagai hills - to the west
of present day Madurai.
Another king who founded the Hoysala dynasty also had been mentioned
in Tamil texts.
These people were there in the whole of south India (the present Tamil
nadu, karanataka and Kerala) and mixed with the local Tamil population
If these information from Tamil texts and inscriptions are ignored, we
will be writing a wrong history of the past.
Genetic studies on Keralites, Kannadigas, Gujarathis and Yadavas of
Tamil nadu must be done for comparison.
Hindu civilization genetic mapping
Stamp on Tagore's India Genetic map blurs lines
G.S. MUDUR (Telegraph, Kolkata, 25 April 2008)
New Delhi, April 24: A mammoth effort to analyse genetic variations
across Indian populations has blurred the lines that separate caste
and religious groups, kindling memories of a 98-year-old verse from
The Indian Genome Variation (IGV) project analysed 75 genes from 1,871
people drawn from 55 diverse caste, religious and tribal communities.
Scientists also expect the project to throw light on how genes
influence diseases, susceptibility to infections, and response to
The study by a consortium of six Council of Scientific and Industrial
Research (CSIR) laboratories and the Indian Statistical Institute,
Calcutta, has provided the strongest genetic evidence yet to suggest
that several populations have intermingled in India over the
Dravidian lineages have mixed with Indo-Europeans, Austroasiatics have
mingled with Dravidians, and bridge populations in central India are
blends of Dravidian, Indo-European and Himalayan groups.
"When people move, genes move with them," said Partha Mazumder, a
senior project scientist at the statistical institute in Calcutta.
"Genes carried by migrating humans cluster into groups, and different
populations acquire some genetic distinctiveness."
The scientists consider some of the findings about genetic proximity
and disease risk data as so sensitive that they have decided not to
make the identities of the communities public — for now.
"We had intense debates on whether to reveal the names of
communities," said Mitali Mukerjee, project coordinator at the
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), New Delhi.
"I don't think scientists are prepared yet to understand the full
social ramifications if such information is made public," Mukerjee
told The Telegraph. "For medical applications, we don't need names.
Data about disease susceptibility genes will be made available to
doctors and researchers," she said.
The study, published this month in the Journal of Genetics, has shown
that some Hindu caste groups are genetically closer to Muslims in the
same geographical region than to their own caste cousins elsewhere in
The findings show differences between caste and tribal populations,
but researchers believe this is because of the ancestry and relative
isolation of tribal groups.
"The social hierarchy of caste groups is not fully reflected in their
genetic profile," said Mazumder, who's been trying to use genetics to
piece together migratory histories of populations.
The analysis has also indicated that Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri
Muslims are genetically similar and share genetic similarities with
Dravidian groups. It has also shown that some Dravidian-speaking
population groups in south India have Indo-European lineage.
"This opens up a number of intriguing questions about the ancestry and
movement of Dravidian populations," Mukerjee said.
"The map we've got shows a remarkable coincidence with what Tagore
appeared to have sensed," said Samir Brahmachari, the director-general
of the CSIR, who, as former director of the IGIB, served as project
Brahmachari said the study results stirred his memories of Tagore's
1910 poem Bharat-tirtha that has the lines: Aryan and non-Aryan,
Dravidian and Chinese... Pathan, Mughal/All have merged into one
The study of genetic variations can help determine risk to disease and
infections and even response to drugs.
The analysis has shown that a genetic mutation called CCR5 which
provides natural protection to individuals from infection with HIV is
not present or is present in low frequency in most Indian populations
In the coming months, scientists hope to use genetic variation studies
to understand how genes influence risk of a range of diseases —
malaria to diabetes to brain disorders.
"We don't want to label communities as carriers of disease-related
genes nor do we want to raise false alarms," said Saman Habib, a
project scientist at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, who
plans to use the data to find out why different populations respond
differently to malaria.
The Indian Genome Variation project