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
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
Credits: This talk is organized by IHAR & IGNCA, and recorded by #SangamTalks
Dr Anil Suri in his talk challenges the dogma the way Indian history is defined today. He talks about the archaeological evidences for the beginnings of agriculture in the subcontinent and of complete continuity of the archaeological traditions Read More
When you look at Japanese Buddhism you see all kinds of things straight from the Vedas. You know like this notion of feeding the gods. You know, in sacrifices, the sacrifices are pure the Vedic sacrifices. The idea of feeding your gods that's from the Vedas. You know the gods Read More
Stories acquire deep importance in pedagogy in ancient India and were a key instrument to communicate some wisdom. Several ancient works including Upanishads and Puranas contain conversations that recourse to entertaining stories to reinforce a moral or an aphorism. Most people are familiar with the Panchatantra and Vikramaditya-Vetala stories that Read More
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To understand this topic we must understand what are the by laws, what are the conditions and what is ASI meant for. As I understand from the history of ASI, during the British times it was the CPW who would take up these, well not really, they were just exploring, Read More
Source: Times Of India.
MEERUT: After years of requests by archaeologists and local historians, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally approved the excavation of what locals believe is the site of the ‘Lakshagriha’, the house of lac which features in an important incident in the Mahabharata. The site is Read More
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m9OUmHK5oQPart 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9ggRcgKgbA
Dr Raj Vedam in his talk on 'The Story Of Ancient India: From The Deep South To North' mentions the evidence of knowledge systems and Pan India cultural similarity.
In Part 3 of the lecture, Dr Raj Vedam talks about his approach to Genetics and argues that Read More