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 2 Jun 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
Mahabharata and the Sindhu-Sarasvati Tradition
By Subhash Kak

The Mahabharata as an encyclopedia of early India culture and history may be expected to shed light on the Sindhu-Sarasvati or Indus, Tradition. For example the Mahabharata and Puranas call Visnu and Siva by the name 'Ekasr... Read More
 2 Jun 2013 Article/Essay
Essay:
Mahabharata Date based on Archaeology

The dating of Mahabharata is a contentious topic. There are some who believe such exercises in general are waste of time and one should focus on the message of the epic. There are others who believe it to be a fictional narrative and hence not worth d... Read More
 2 Jun 2013 New Books
New Book:
When Did The Mahabharata War Happen?
By Nilesh Nilkanth Oak
Published by Danphe Inc. - 2011

Book Summary:

In a drastic re-evaluation of astronomy observations from Mahabharata, using high-tech tool of modern astronomy and low-tech tool of the logic of scientific discovery, Nilesh Oak?... Read More
 1 Nov 2012 Article/Essay
Article:
The truth about Aurangzeb
By Francois Gautier
Rediff.com - February 16, 2007

Thus, we thought we should get at the root of the matter. History (like journalism) is about documentation and first-hand experience. We decided to show Aurangzeb according to his own documents. There are an i... Read More
 3 Aug 2012 Article/Essay
All for Nought
By accident, it records the oldest "0" in India for which one can assign a definite date..
By Bill Casselman
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

What the Gwalior tablet shows is that by 876 A. D. our current place-value system with a base of 10 had become part o... Read More
 31 Jul 2012 Article/Essay
THE STORY OF THE INDIC COSMOLOGY AND THE CELESTIAL TIME KEEPERS
By Kosla Vepa
Indic Studies Foundation

Introduction:
In order to understand the Indic approach to history, one must understand the cosmology and the calendar of the Hindu. The calendar and the cosmos have always played a large part ... Read More