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

George Thompson gthomgt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 15 15:20:19 EDT 2015

Dear Nagaraj,

I apologize if I have confused you with someone else.  I have been having
too many online conversations today.  I need to stop.

All best wishes,



On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM, Nagaraj Paturi <nagarajpaturi at gmail.com>

> 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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