This Venkat Ramanan guy would be laughed at any reputed school of linguistics in the world. The headline is very misleading… All languages of India are not 5000 years old
22 Official languages( some estimate to be 25) and 720 Dialects( some estimate 2000) !
What are the facts,when one takes the parameters of Sanatana Dharma,its pervasive nature throughout the world and an indelendent analysis of each language in conjunction with Sanatana Dharma and the history of a language based on its history and its Dialects?
Is it possible for any race to transmit such a large volume only by Oral tradition?
Could the people of Ancient India, of Sanatana Dharma, Bharatvarsha Read and Write?
Western Scholars think it s possible and declare that the ancient Indians had Super Memories!
The words Nanthai ,Keeran are found. ணந்தை- கீரன்
Refers to Nakkeran of the First Tamil Sangam?
In that case it has to be at least 5000 years old.