Name : Michel Danino

Web Bio : Michel Danino was born in 1956 at Honfleur (France) into a family which had emigrated from Morocco. He was attracted to India from an early age. Yogis of India, Sri Aurobindo and The Mother particularly attracted him. In 1977, dissatisfied after four years of higher scientific studies, he left France for India, where he has since been living.
In The Invasion that Never Was (2000), he criticized the “Aryan invasion theory” and its proponents, instead opting for the notion of “Indigenous Aryans”. Danino asserts that Aryans are indigenous to India. Danino is a guest professor at IIT Gandhinagar, where he is assisting the setting up of an Archaeological Sciences Centre.
In 2001 Danino convened the International Forum for India’s Heritage, having over 160 eminent founder members, with the mission of promoting the essential values of India’s heritage in every field of life. He has lectured widely on various historically important aspects of Indian civilization with special attention on the Indus-Sarasvati Civilization, especially in various prestigious cultural and educational institutions, including several IITs.
The Lost River: On The Trail of the Sarasvati, is his published work in 2010. It presents numerous arguments from topographic exploration, geological and climatological studies, satellite imagery, and isotope analyses, to support the view that the dried up riverbed of the Ghaggar-Hakra was the legendary Sarasvati River mentioned in Rigveda. The Ghaggar-Hakra river once sustained the great Indus Valley Civilization, which flourished between 3500 and 1900 BC.

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