Indians often boast that the śulba sūtra-s (manuals for masons to construct fire altars) “state the Pythagorean theorem before Pythagoras”. To the contrary, our NCERT school texts summarily reject all non-Western geometry as inferior. Who is right? Neither! The key instrument of śulba-sūtra geometry is the śulba (or rajju) or Read More
The Dating of Kurukshetra War between the Kauravas and the Pandavas mentioned in the Mahabharata, is one of the intellectual activities of many scholars. The dates ranging from 800 BCE to 5561 BCE is proposed by various scholars. This talk is the result of a critical study done on the Read More
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We are all familiar that the Somnath Mandir was razed to the ground, it was destroyed, and we are also familiar that it was rebuilt. How many of us are familiar with the painful story of Patel, Gadgil and Munshi that how much trouble they went through to recreate that. Read More
When we started surveying the archeological sites of Delhi could not find a single site that has any plaque or any notification saying that this is the site linked to Ancient India. We found some inscriptions in some books, we hunted and found them lying in some godown in Lal Read More
Who was the first person who caused the division of Sanskrit versus Dravidian? When William Carey, Thomas Colebrooke, Charles Willies believe that every Indian language has derived from Sanskrit (1700s),there was a person called A.C. Campbell who was based in Telugu regions. He wrote a book called Telugu grammar (1816). Read More
What is the story of scripts? What is the Harappan script? How is it related to Brahmi? There are three hypothesis on the Indus scripts. This is from a work by Prof. Rajesh Rao.
1. The Harappan script does not encode language. It is only a sign language, does not encode Read More
Keezhadi: is the site on the bank of Vaigai river around 20 miles outside Madurai. From this paper between between 2014 - 2016 I got picture over here (slide) This is a very interesting picture because it shows Terracotta pipes. Last we saw such pipes in I buds Valley civilisation. Read More
We know that the sage Agastya came from the Northern part of India, crossed the Vindhyas, told the Vindhyas don't grow till I come back and he is supposed to have come to South. So, Prof. Abhyankar said If Agastya was the first to cross the Vindhyas and see Canopus, Read More