Posts Tagged ‘social anthropology’

May 12, 2009 26

On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris

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  Rajesh Kochhar [email protected]   This essay first describes how the question of Punjabi Khatri identity arose as part of colonial ethnology. It then briefly reviews the structure and the legends. Finally a hypothesis is  proposed to explain the origin of the Khatri caste and its relationships:   i.                    Persons of Greek extraction who had […]

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December 1, 2008 1

The Vedic Void: Understanding the Past Through Science (2004)

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  Times of India ( edit page) 17 Jul. 2004 LEADER ARTICLE The Vedic Void: Understanding the Past Through Science RAJESH KOCHHAR Did the Vedic people come from outside, or were they the founders of the Harappan civilisation? The question may not much excite the detached professional historian, but has in recent years got implicated […]

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