The effort for expunging the identity of India is increasingly dominating our historical studies. Recent archaeological, genetic and linguistic studies have discarded the colonial resources of Aryan invasion and colonization of India. Still in the postcolonial context, there are orchestrated efforts to frame our past and present in the racial paradigm. These have been highlighted, discussed and debated in this work.

B.S.Harishankar has completed two Post doctoral research fellowship programmes and has worked in national and international projects in archaeology.
His earlier publication include Art and Archaeolgoy of India-stone Age to the Present(2003), An introduction to Archaeology and Heritage Management (2013), Imprints of the Past - An Archaeology Outline of Northeast India(2015) and Pathname-Constructs, Contexts and Interventions (2017).