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September 23, 2015
Subject: Debating Veda Dates
After yesterday’s “controversial” (to some only) mail, we today come to a pure academic theme of great importance for our age-old Indic civilisation, of which all on the Indian soil should be righty proud.
The Delhi University has planned for a three-day long programme on the dates of the Vedas. Sanskrit scholars from the DU and other universities will debate on when the Rig Veda—and other Vedic literatures—were composed. “They believe the Vedas predated the Indus Valley Civilisation”.
· Ramesh C Bhardwaj of the Sanskrit department maintains the Rig Veda is actually of far greater vintage-“composed not later than 5,000 BC”-and bases that argument on “astronomical evidence from within the Vedas.” “Astronomy is a science and the dates have been determined by the positions of the stars mention in the scriptures,”.
· Bhardwaj dismisses Marxists and “Max Muellerists.” He says there’s evidence to suggest the Aryans never invaded but were indigenous and developed into the Harappan civilization. That, he says, is the only way to explain the highly evolved and urban culture of the Harappans.
· “Marxist historians begin with Indus Valley but they can’t provide information on what preceded the Harappan cities. This gap is filled by Vedic literature,” he argues.
Well, friends, let us here add what we had learnt on a very closely linked aspect. In fact, it could even be a part of the same story. A few years back, we heard a highly scientific and erudite presentation at the Vivekananda International Foundation that asserted firmly with a lot of data that the Indian civilisation, earlier known to be about four thousand years old, can now be safely dated to be of 6 thousand years’ vintage.
We often find on the net some friends passionately engaging in debates on Vedic issues. We are sure they can very fruitfully join the proposed 3-day long discussion starting from September 26.
(The press report from p.7 of “The Times Of India” dated September 22, 2015, is attached.)
(Former Spl. Director, IB)
(President, Patriots’ Forum)
Source: Patriot Forum
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