Posted on: 26 November 2020

Digital Book :
The Orion or Researches into the Antiquity of the Vedas
By Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Law Lecturer and Pleader, Poona
Published by Radhabai Atmaram Sagoon, Bombay - 1893.

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Preface :

SOME explanation may be necessary for the publication of an essay on the antiquity of the Vedas by one whose professional work lies in a different direction. About four years ago, as I was reading the Bhagavad Gita, it occurred to me that we might derive important conclusions from the statement of Krishna that ''he was Margashirsha of the months." This led me to inquire into the primitive Vedic calendar, and the result of four years' labour is now placed before the public. The essay was originally written for the Ninth Oriental Congress held in London last year. But it was found too large to be inserted in the proceedings wherein its summary alone is now included. I have had therefore to publish it separately, and in doing so I have taken the opportunity of incorporating into it such additions, alterations and modifications, as were suggested by further thought and discussion.......

- BG Tilak

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