Tony Joseph drew from the latest findings in population genetics to piece together a narrative of how the subcontinent’s unique DNA was formed over centuries of mass migrations from Africa, West and East Asia and Eurasia. His talk was filled with insights particularly on the Harappan civilisation, which was influential in shaping Indian culture and society as we know it today.
Tony Joseph, author of ‘Early Indians: The Story of Our Ancestors and Where We Came From’ has been a journalist for over three decades and has written many impactful articles on Indian prehistory for The Hindu, Scroll.in and The Quint. He has also been a contributor and columnist for other leading newspapers and magazines. He was earlier the Editor of BusinessWorld, Associate Editor of Business Standard and Features Editor of The Economic Times.