Caste bar on marriages became entrenched 2000 years ago, genetic study finds

Source: TOI

NEW DELHI: In a fascinating study of how different types of populations mixed in India, scientists have found that there were three stages of intermixing.

In ancient times, over 4000 years ago, there were two separate populations based in north and south India with no mixing. Then, in the second stage between 4000 years ago and 1900 years ago, comes a phase of widespread intermingling of populations, which penetrated to even the most isolated groups.

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