[INDOLOGY] Article about the politics surrounding indology at the IHRC

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 14:30:20 EDT 2015


Whoever has asked you to be more specific probably did not know that I
hardly understand or pay attention to any of these specifics.

I admit that I need to learn these cultural details in case by any chance I
take it up as my subject of study.

In any case, I appreciate the efforts. Sorry for being ignorant in these
matters.

On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:00 PM, George Thompson <gthomgt at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear List,
>
> I've been asked to be more specific.  Admittedly, the term "Siberian" is
> very vague.  My son is engaged to a professional genealogist who encouraged
> him to take a DNA test for paternal descent.  It turns out that my father,
> whom I have never met, is from Yakutsk and very likely to be a Sakha of
> that region.
>
> George
>
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 11:19 AM, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Yes, you did not say anything like IVC is superior to Vedic or urban is
>> superior to pastoral/nomadic. As such, my words do not apply to your post.
>>
>> I have been working on a shepherd community partly retaining its
>> itinerant life style partly settled, spread in Telangana, southern Andhra
>> Pradesh and Karnataka. Prof. Gunther Sontheimer worked on the Maarashtra
>> side of the topic, earlier to me.
>>
>> This is, as you can understand, apart from my being one of those looking
>> back at the painful colonial past of my country.
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM, George Thompson <gthomgt at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> "Civilizational" is a word that is not a part of my personal lexicon.  I
>>> pointed out the IVC was urban whereas Vedic was pastoral/nomadic.  I
>>> expressed no evolutionist/racist views.
>>>
>>> George
>>>
>>> By the way, I am half Euro and half Siberian, and I know well what it is
>>> like to be a victim off racism.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 5:07 AM, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
>>> > wrote:
>>>
>>>> Civilizational cultures are superior to/ achievements
>>>> over  non-civilizational/ pastoral is evolutionist. Evolutionism has racist
>>>> underpinnings.
>>>> Prof.Nagaraj Paturi
>>>> Hyderabad-500044
>>>>
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>>
>
>


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Prof.Nagaraj Paturi
Hyderabad-500044
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