And then we see how this information coming from their genome is in concordance or vice-versa with the mythological information,’ he explains in an interview over email.
A quick search on the internet would have you believe that astronomy has already proved the veracity of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, with countless websites carrying contradictory data. Take the case of the discrepant dating that astronomy throws up for the Mahabharata.
Take the case of Gyaneshwar Chaubey, a geneticist at the Estonian Biocentre in Tartu, Estonia.
He has been conducting genetic studies on the tribes of the Ramayana.
We know that Indian mythological sources might have preserved information about prehistoric peopling as well as past societal structure.
And we use this information and look into the human genome (DNA), which preserves information back several generations.
According to a recent news report, the ICHR will soon be taking up research projects on new approaches to writing ancient Indian history based on Sanskrit texts, and revisiting the theme of Aryan immigration into India.