Thursday, September 3, 2009

DNA Mapping of CKPs

Origin of kayastha community cannot be pinpointed at any particular location but as per the DNA mapping as well of the physiological appearance & cooking habbits eg.liberal use of poppyseeds for CKP food preparations (Dietary can be influenced by the topography & climate where they are residing) indicates Kayasthas were mainly inhabiting Indus basin from time of Mohenjedaro & Harrappa serving various chieftains & kings ruling Indus basins as administrators or officials of chieftains army. As per studies conducted by International Institute of Population Studies in research about migration of communities from Indus basin mentions of DNA of CKP nearly matches 94.3%DNA of Somvanshiya Kshatriya Pathare Prabhu ,88.6% with Goud Saraswat Brahmin community from Karwar & Goa ,89.2% with Khatri community living in Indus basin in Punjab, Kashmir,Sind provinces.
In Maharastra, 87.1% with Deshastha Brahmin ,59.5% with chitpavans. DNA verification of CKPs with Kayasthas located in Ganga basin indicates matching of 86.3% with those located in Upper Ganga Basin eg Haryana, Uttarpradesh & Bihar ,85,2% with from Gangatic Delta region of Bengal. DNA matching of CKP with other communities like Bhanadari, Agri,Koli, Marathas is greater than 76.9%.The origins on the maternal side (mt-DNA) H (mt-DNA), HV (mt-DNA), X (mt-DNA) and N1 (mt-DNA) haplgroups.indicates presence of West Asian and Dravidian mt-DNA haplogroups. On the paternal side (Y-DNA), R1a (Y-DNA) is the most frequently found haplogroup. Incidentally, this haplogroup is also commonly found amongst North Indians especially Khatri or Rajput community. Presence of Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA) is another frequently found haplogroup considered to be of West Asian origin which distinguishes CKPs from other community like SKP/GSB/Brahmin /Bhandari/Agri/ Maratha communities except few Koli clans of Kutch & Konkan. There is also a significant presence of Haplogroups L (Y-DNA), and H1 (Y-DNA) which are believed to be of Indian origin and dominantly found in Western Indian peninsula.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Hiren,
    Very nice article. Could you please share the exact document (or link) for the International Institute of Population Sciences research? I would really appreciate.
    Abhijit Adhikari