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Sujay Rao Mandavilli

Sujay Rao Mandavilli
Institute for the Study of the Globalisation of Science (ISGOS) (www.isgosglobal.com)

MA (Anthropology), M.Com, CA Inter, PGDBA, ISO 27001 LA, ITIL, Six Sigma MBB, CCNF

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Introduction
I have many original contributions in the field of Anthropology with major innovations and breakthroughs on the Aryan problem, the Indo-European question, the identity of the Harappans, the Indus script, the origin of Brahmi, the origin of language, Twenty-first century historiography, Symbiotic approaches to socio-cultural change, and Neo-centrism. I am the Founder-Director of the Institute for the Study of the Globalisation of Science (ISGOS). I believe that scientific and intellectual revolutions are overdue in India & other countries decades after the end of colonialism and have proposed unique approaches to achieve this objective. My work is getting appreciation of late, i.e. honorary memberships, listing in directories, involvement with think tanks etc.

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This paper presents and articulates the art and the science of Qualified Historiography, that is, History-writing in cases of uncertainty and unreliability of the narrative-where narratives are not absolute or certain, based on hypotheses, need to be refined and recast, and therefore also need to be qualified. This is a practical and immeasurably u...
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Trends in Ethnography have changed over the years, and just as in the initial years, fieldwork and the Participant Observation method replaced armchair ethnography, shorter-duration in locales close to the Ethnographer's residence have come into vogue. Ethnographic studies have traditionally been long, stretching for durations of twenty-four months...
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Dangers and limitations of Marxist Historiography from a Non-Hindutva and Indian approaches to encourage future scholars to move away from these approaches.
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Addendum to my published paper "The Indo-Europeanization of the world from a Central Asian homeland"
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This paper presents and articulates the art and the science of Qualified Historiography, that is, History-writing in cases of uncertainty and unreliability of the narrative-where narratives are not absolute or certain, based on hypotheses, need to be refined and recast, and therefore also need to be qualified. This is a practical and immeasurably u...
Experiment Findings
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Criticism of Marxist historiography from the perspective of 21st Century historiography
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Sociology of Science concepts
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Summary of my publications
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This paper reviews the definitions of science put forward by different scholars, its myriad functions, its social duties and responsibilities, and the role played by science communication to the masses. It discusses the historical role played by science in ushering in social and intellectual revolutions particularly in the context of Europe and oth...
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The objective of this paper is to present comprehensive principles of language spread that are applicable in post-globalized scenarios, by expanding upon and consolidating our already-published works in which had we studied different aspects of diachronic and synchronic linguistics and language dynamics including language dynamics in India. Admitte...
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This paper attempts to merge the concepts and theoretical frameworks of the disciplines of Anthropology and Economics, and attempts to create a new sub-field in Economics called 'Anthropological Economics' which is mired in Anthropological concepts and principles and seeks to maximize not only human welfare and happiness but also wealth maximizatio...
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This paper proposes a generalized and a universal approach towards collective and individual identity formation, and one which is expected to work in practically every conceivable scenario across cultures. Our approach also has at its core, the concept of the 'Psychic unity of mankind' which implies that human thought processes, urges and impulses...
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This paper proposes the creation of Anthropological Pedagogy as a distinct field of study within the framework of Anthropology, interfacing traditional Anthropology and Pedagogy with some pre-defined principles and objectives, chiefly designed to promote Anthropological goals and objectives through the medium of education. This paper proposes to la...
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This paper begins by tracing the history of Ethnography and Ethnographic studies over the course of the past few centuries, and reviews existing approaches and techniques used in the field of Ethnography with a view to ascertain their salient features, strengths and possible lacunae and limitations. This paper also traces the methods used in the fi...
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This paper seeks to introduce the core objectives of 'Anthropological Pedagogy' in twenty-first century anthropology and twenty-first century pedagogy, and emphasize its importance to a broad array of readers. We expect the discipline of 'Anthropological Pedagogy' to be a distinct field of study well within the purview of Anthropology, though in a...
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This paper is the last in our trilogy on Twenty-First Century Historiography. It attempts to bring all our endeavours to their logical culmination and as such may be construed to be our apotheosis in this regard. The first paper proposed a basic approach for Historiography in the Twenty-first Century and laid out the basic objectives of Twenty-firs...
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Sujay Rao Mandavilli Brief Bio and List of publications
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This note seeks to explain how and why Hindutva groups misrepresent history. In order to appreciate this, you will also need to understand the different dimensions of the Aryan problem. All intellectuals and thinkers, both in India and abroad, must expose Hindutva groups for what they are: they are an affront on science and intellectualism. Such id...
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This paper reexamines the core tenets of our "Proactive-interactive-symbiotic approach to long-term cultural change", also known as the "Symbiotic School of socio-cultural change", against the backdrop of eminent pre-existing schools of thought such as the Culture and Personality School, Cultural Determinism, Cultural Relativism, and diffusionist s...
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This paper reexamines the core tenets of our "Proactive-interactive-symbiotic approach to long-term cultural change", also known as the "Symbiotic School of socio-cultural change", against the backdrop of eminent pre-existing schools of thought such as the Culture and Personality School, Cultural Determinism, Cultural Relativism, and diffusionist s...
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This paper articulates new perspectives and integrates existing frameworks on cultural change from the point of view of Twenty-first century anthropology. This paper also identifies the key drivers of cultural change across epochs and investigates the mechanics of cultural change, and our proposed approaches towards cultural change (characterized b...
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This paper purports to be a starting point to revisit existing approaches dealing with the origin and spread of languages in the light of the changed circumstances of the Twenty-first century without in any way undermining their applicability across space and time. The origin of spoken languages is intricately and inseparably interwoven and intertw...
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This paper purports to be a starting point to revisit existing approaches dealing with the origin and spread of languages in the light of the changed circumstances of the Twenty-first century without in any way undermining their applicability across space and time. The origin of spoken languages is intricately and inseparably interwoven and intertw...
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This paper extends the concepts delineated in our earlier paper 'Historiography by Objectives: A new approach for the study of history within the framework of the proposed Twenty-first Century school of Historiography' and uses them to enunciate the core principles which we believe will form a part of the proposed Twenty-first century school of His...
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This note lists out research publications by Sujay Rao Mandavilli in peer-reviewed journals and a summary of innovations is given in red. As would be obvious to readers, most of the approaches presented here are vastly superior to existing approaches and the author is confident that these will replace older paradigms eventually. All papers are targ...
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This note list out the list of research publications by Sujay Rao Mandavilli in peer-reviewed journals and a summary of innovations is given in red. As would be obvious to readers, most of the approaches presented here are vastly superior to existing approaches and the author is confident that these will replace older paradigms eventually. All pape...
Research
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This note list out the list of research publications by Sujay Rao Mandavilli in peer-reviewed journals and a summary of innovations is given in red. As would be obvious to readers, most of the approaches presented here are vastly superior to existing approaches and the author is confident that these will replace older paradigms eventually. All pape...
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In this paper, we bring together the concepts put forth in our previous papers and throw new light on how the Indo-Europeanization of the world may have happened from the conventional Central Asian homeland and explain the same using maps and diagrams. We also propose the 'Ten modes of linguistic transformations associated with Human migrations.' W...
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In this paper, we bring together the concepts put forth in our previous papers and throw new light on how the Indo-Europeanization of the world may have happened from the conventional Central Asian homeland and explain the same using maps and diagrams. We also propose the 'Ten modes of linguistic transformations associated with Human migrations.' W...
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In our previous papers, we had dealt with the Aryan problem, the identity of the Harappans, the origin of Brahmi and the Indus script, besides other related topics. We had also observed that the autochthonous Aryan theory and the Vedic Indus theories were untenable, and that the conventional theory that immigrants speaking the PIE, or one of the co...
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This supplement explains how Indian alphabetic scripts distanced themselves from West Asian alphabetic scripts. Readers are requested to read the paper Alphabetic scripts and other forms of literacy in PostHarappan India: A logical assessment and inquiry as to the origin and extent of literacy in Post-Harappan India" in full - It is a must read !!...
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Methods to reconstruct the spoken languages of the Indus Valley Civilization with checks and balances and relationship between Sanskrit, Prakrits and the PIE
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These will help you understand my published papers more easily. In addition, please do go through more maps at the end of the paper ' The demise of the Dravidian, Vedic, Paramunda Indus hypothesis: A brief explanation as to why these hypotheses are no longer tenable.' These are so logical and self-explanatory that you will get a complete grip of th...
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The paper presents a broad overview of various approaches adopted in the field of historiography across the ages starting from ancient times. It also discusses the merits and demerits of the major schools of thought and proposes a new methodology for the study of history within the framework of the proposed Twenty-First Century school of Historiogr...
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The objective of this paper is to formalize and document observations on language spread in multilingual or polyglot societies as understood from a study of spoken and written language in various phases in Indian history starting from the Indus Valley Civilization of Ancient India, the mature phase of which began in 2600 BC, to modern Post-independ...
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This paper argues against the Dravidian, Vedic and Paramunda Indus theories, and shows why Dravidian languages, Sanskrit or Paramunda languages could not have been candidates for the Indus Valley Civilization which flourished from 2600 BC to 1900 BC in the North-West of India and Pakistan. Supporters of these three hypotheses are welcome to pro...
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This paper brings together all available evidence for literacy in Post-Harappan India, still popularly known as Iron age Vedic India, most of which have been endorsed by mainstream researchers in some way or the other in the recent past and brings into attention the need to revise all earlier models dealing with literacy in Post-Harappan India to b...
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This paper is meant to read together with the paper ‘The reconfirmation and reinforcement of the Indus script thesis: a logical assessment and inquiry as to the elusive and enigmatic nature of this script‘, which was published in the ICFAI Journal of History and Culture in January 2011. In the aforementioned paper, we had clearly shown that the Ind...
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The earliest known example of an Indus seal dates back to 1873 in the form of a drawing published by Alexander Cunningham. Since then thousands of examples of the Indus script have been discovered, and the Indus script has been subject to a very serious analysis by many scholars across the world and still continues to fascinate, enchant and frustra...
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The concluding part of this paper extends the concepts presented in Part One and provides a century by century view of how the transformation of Harappan India to post-Harappan India took place with maps so that readers can evaluate for themselves how different aspects of Indian culture were formed. We revisit the age-old controversies about the re...
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Part One of this paper provides a case for rejecting the Autochthonous Aryan theory and proposes an alternative to the Aryan Migration Theory, i.e. it examines why the genetic input from Central Asia may have been extremely small and how the Spread of IE language and culture in India might have occurred in trickle in scenarios i.e. when movements o...

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Which are the best papers on theories of cultural change? Can you send me links?

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