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‘History Was Not Driven By One Zone’

The centrality of Tamil culture within the Dravidian space may have been an error of the imagination.Even history reflected chauvinistic trends...

‘History Was Not Driven By One Zone’
‘History Was Not Driven By One Zone’
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2016-12-02T19:00:20+05:30

The centrality of Tamil culture within the Dravidian space may have been an error of the imagi­nation. Res­earch is only now being directed towards areas that could yield a more complex picture, and without the benefit of that, even history-writing reflected chauvinistic trends, feels archaeologist/historical anthropologist Kathleen D. Morrison. Excerpts from an e-mail interview with Pranay Sharma and Sunil Menon:

Looking at prehistory and early history, is there something we can see as the beginnings of a distinct south Indian civilisation? And is it at all possible to map our modern sense of the Dravidian language family onto that?

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