Panini's ethnicity

Anand Venkt Raman A.Raman at
Wed Oct 18 03:23:42 UTC 1995

>Sorry to wander off-topic, but I was reading a work titled "The Early 
>Aryans of India" by S. B. Roy in which he writes that Panini was a 
>Pathan. Is there any information to validate this claim?

Several scholars including Sir Monier Williams suggest that Panini was
a Pathan who moved to Pataliputra in the Maghadha empire from around
the Taxila area in Pakistan. As to the proofs or grounds for these
claims I have seen little.

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