Wn history came to consider them as the starting point of historyThe InheritanceArchaeological seismic and hydrological studies submitted irrefutable proofs to show that the successors now inhabiting over a vast region had originated from the area and the people nourished by that once mighty river and NOT from some imaginary people who were otherwise being uated with rulers and heroesThe CrimeSome people panicked They were apparently well respected but had come to define their positions through rhetoric and ideology than Modern South Asia evidence An intricate web of lies and deceit had been spun in the meanwhile tonsure divide and rule by declaring North Indians as invading Aryans and South Indians and tribal people as the original residents Now that web started getting unraveled due to hard facts brought out by satellite imagery and Picture Theory excavations So thosesteemed Marxist historians notably Romila Thapar Irfan Habib and RS Sharma swung into action They received support from other people with vested interests As a result versions of history which have got discredited than sixty years ago continued being taught in schools forcing billion plus people to forget their past and their own heritageThe FightbackFor that you have to read this book This incredibly meticulous and well argued book clearly Ancestral Voices establishes1 There was a Saraswati river fed by numerous streams and also feeding lakes other rivers and above all the people who had once set up one of the greatest civilisations in the history of mankind2 Those who had composed the Rig Veda and post Vedic literature were intricately aware of itsxistence and the role that it had played once3 The civilisation still being described as the Indus Valley Civilisation is actually an Indus Saraswati civilisation at least if not the Saraswati Civilisation4 As a result of the gradual decay and death of Saraswati that Civilisation withered forcing the people to migrate And Bid Him Sing eastward while retaining many many customs which are being practicedven today5 The so called Aryans were actually descendants of those who had lived during the Indus Saraswati Civilization6 THERE WAS NO ARYAN INVASIONIf you are an Indian please read this bookIf you have ven the slightest interest in history please read this bookIf you are opposed to the teaching of lies and falsehoods just to suit the interest of rulers practicing divide and rule please read this bookIt s actually a classic This was fun reading this book Loved it Read this book in 1 day He s managed to make something as mundane as data weave romanticism here A journey creating a magical web through seemingly verythingright from the verses in the Rig Veda to the hyperbole borowing a word from the author here of the stories in the Mahabharatafrom the painstakingly complex geographical and archaeological studies to the references strewn all over in folk loreAnd the mighty Saraswati flows amidst all the objections and counter theories present today on her once famed Bones, Clones, and Biomes existence and inspires yet againIn 45 of its hymns the Rig Veda showers praise on the Saraswati her name appears 72 times and three hymns are wholly dedicated to herthe river s name mayually be rendered as she of the stream the flowing movement to uote Sri "Aurobindo s translationthe wife of Uthaya a rishi was snatched away by God Varuna while she was bathing in "s translationthe wife of Uthaya a rishi was snatched away by God Varuna while she was bathing in Yamuna In order to pressurize Varuna who dwelled in the waters and ruled over that lement to return his wife Uthaya caused 600000 lakes of the region to disappear and command Saraswati to become invisible to leave this region and go to the desert And at any rate Saraswati did go to the desert Passion is the main thread did go to the desert Passion is the main thread this book the author s the archaeologists and the xplorers who went in search of the mighty river that disappeared He ven takes you to the times of the Indus Indus Saraswati civilization and walks you through the Harappan streetsevidence after vidence of the continuity in the civilization and the backbone behind it all one mighty river that some Building the Cold War even dismiss as just an imagination of the rishis The Sindhumata Searching for the trail of Holy River Sarasvati The story of the lost river Sarasvati is still being debated by scholars The current discussion includesvidences from several disciplines archeology hydrology satellite imagery geology history and the Vedic literature Most notably the Rigveda Brahmanas and itihasas particularly Mahabharata also offer additional Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) evidence A brief summary of the book is as follows Geological survey in thearly 19th century in states of Haryana Punjab Rajasthan and Cholistan where river Sarasvati is known have flown during Vedic times revealed numerous ruined settlements that belonged to Counter-Amores either the Harappan civilization or a period prior to or after Harappanra The author reviews tremendous amount of literature and discusses all aspects of Sarasvati where it flew and how it may have vanished The overwhelming Dancing at Armageddon evidence suggests thatcological and Double Jeopardy environmental factors led to years of drought that drove the river to complete dryness The Vedic literature and archeology have been combined to construct the best picture for lost river Sarasvati and other tributaries that watered and gave life to Indus civilization It is on the banks of this river where great Vedic sages may have found solace serenity and creativity that may have transpired into the hymns of Rigveda Rigveda showers praise in 45 hymns on Sarasvati her name appears 72 times and three hymns are wholly dedicated to her She is often invoked in the company of two sister goddesses Ila and Bharati The waters of river Sarasvati is said to be great amongst great the impetuous river created vast limitless unbroken swift moving and she surpasses in majesty and might of all other rivers And Sarasvati is indeed is the mother of rivers Sindumata One of the Vedic clans the Purus is said to have dwelled on her grassy banks during the Vedic times In RV 24116 she is called mbitame n d tame d vitame s rasvati Best mother Best River Best goddess RV 66112 associates the Sarasvati. Cal studies have probed itsvolution and disappearance while satellite imagery has traced the river's buried courses and isotope analyses have dated ancient waters still stored under the Thar Desert In the same Northwest the subcontinent's first urban societythe Indus civilizationflourished and declined But it was not watered by the Indus alone since Aurel Stein's xpedition in the 1940s hundreds of Harappan sites have been identi. ,
A journey through trails of the lost river well researched and xplained A very well researched book that draws from different fields from archeology hydrography history DNA analysis soil and climate analysis as well as Local legends to trace the history of the Saraswati river and Cezanne and Provence establish that the Indian civilization has been a continuous and living civilization for over 9000 years The narrative though is not at all a drab technical book but ratherxicting An Dark Voices enjoyable read A scholarly work that draws on a mountain of prior research the author s own research and conclusions drawn from these Be aware this book is not the story of the Sarasvati itxplores the mythology history geography of the river drawing from various sources the vedas Contested Reproduction epics folklore local customspractices archaeology history meteorology geologytc For those wanting to delve deeper the author gives copious footnotes and further notes and references in an Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) extensive appendix The Sarasvati has a deep culturual and historical significance to the people of India For anyone interested in understanding our roots our history the book is a must read Inspite of being a research work the book isasy to read and is written in a format that the lay man can understand and comprehendThe author also gives a glimpse into the rich past of India something that the history taught in our schools and colleges unfortunately does not The architectural and by Creating Country Music extension technological superiority of the Indus valley civilisation the author actually feels it should be the Sarasvati valley civilisation thextensive trade links the civilisation had with other far flung countries the Blacklands economic prosperity of its peoples are all very well captured Definitely a must read for the history buff for the researcher and for all Indians interested in their roots and rich past Here was a mighty river as large as the Indus and the Ganges systems that wasxpressly reverenced above all other rivers in the Vedas that shored up the Indus Valley civilization Evolutionary Patterns even dispatched old cities and created new ones as it mercurially shifted its course again and again by connecting and disconnecting with the neighboring Himalayan rivers flowing down to the marginal seas It was amply written about in both literary and archeological tomes oftentimes withvolutionary and hydrological precision impressive Evolution As Entropy even by current day standards Other well known rivers continue to flow its path today traditions tied to the river continue to be followed in the places that are now dry and built upon Still the Saraswati River was presumed to have been mythological because the proof of itsxistence was muddled up with traditional stories and all geological vidence was buried beyond the reach of scientists until todayToday satellite imagery confirms that the River Saraswati did xist and substantiates many of its hydrological properties that were recorded in the old texts Scientists are now sifting through the old archeological material religious texts and folk stories and separating the Forbidden History errors from the truths therratums from the political plugs the nonsense from the non science the non science from the science in general challenging some previously divined truths and also crediting some previously dismissed views This book is a comprehensive compendium of the search for the lost and the research of the found River Saraswati and the civilizations that lived along it It is presented thoroughly than any other book has done thus far for laypeople Except its dryness rivals the River Saraswati as it is today I still waded through the book s slough imagining the "River S Once Awe Inspiring Stature Because It Was Written "s once awe inspiring stature because it was written and with untiring diligence I read only recently that among other things the purpose of science is also to come up with uestions that have never been asked before This books shares some new uestions that archeologists have only just begun to ask and that says a lot about how far we have come with Fiche Blian ag Fás exploring the River Saraswati and how many uestions there are to ask and with some luck answer In archeology guided speculation is an important component of discovery I hope the nextdition of this book includes many well designed maps and colorful images integrated into the text to help readers unfamiliar with the geography of the area string along with the author better The author shares a lot of detail on the past and present work by archeologists to find and xcavate Indus Saraswati sites But I would have liked to see the places alongside the 1500 kms of River Saraswati come to life in a vivid way by tying archeology to anthropology and the civilization to the river I would have also liked to see story telling and scientific political and social contexts of the current archeological investigations Because this book is dry I recommend that the reader read the last two chapters that is Part 3 Section 11 The Saraswati s Testimony and the Epilogue Saraswati Turns Invisible before diving into the book That way you kind of jump into the pool knowing how deep the water is This book would make a fantastic documentary film Readers and critics often talk about historical thrillers Sometimes they invent sub genres like archaeological thrillers or mythological thrillers while trying to pigeonhole some unputdownable action driven story dotted with physical or metaphorical blasts from the pastHere comes something which to uote the great Amitabh Bachchan stands taller than all such fictional works akin to This is history as a crime thriller Let me describe the situation in such termsThe EstateThere used to be a massive river fed by perennial sources bringing life and sustaining civilisation over a very
Large Area One Day Geographical Whims And Other Factors Startedarea One day geographical whims and other factors started it Slowly it withered and ventually died its children to move away but not without its loving memory They mixed with others resettled and gave their memories a written shape while developing new features in their culture due to changing geography Eventually kno. The Indian subcontinent was the scene of dramatic upheavals a few thousand years ago The Northwest region Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith entered an arid phase androsion coupled with tectonic vents played havoc with river courses One of them disappeared Celebrated as Sarasvati' in the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata this river was rediscovered in the arly nineteenth century through topographic xplorations by British officials Recently geological and climatologi. ,
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River with the five tribes and hymn 7956 with the Paravatas and the PurusSome scholars suggest that the Vedic Sarasvati River is the same as Ghaggar Hakra River Rigveda 1075 mentions Sarasvati River flowing between the Yamuna in the ast and the Sutlej in the west According to the Mahabharata the Sarasvati dried up in a desert at a place named Vinasana or Adarsana after having disappeared in the desert but reappears in few other places and finally The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning enters into a communion with the ocean Many legends have been woven with respect to these descriptions of Sarasvati in Mahabharata and Puranas Several Puranas describe the Sarasvati River and also record that the river separated into a number of lakes In the Skanda Purana the Sarasvati originates from the water pot of Brahma and flows from Plaksa on the Himalayas Though Sarasvati initiallymerged as a river goddess in the Vedic scriptures in the Puranas she was rarely associated with the river Instead she is described as an independent goddess of knowledge learning wisdom music and the arts Currently there has been a surge of activity due to renewed interest in finding the trail of Holy Sarasvati In 2015 the Indian government has set up a Sarasvati Research Institute in the state of Haryana at Mughalwali near Adibadri A channel of about three miles long has been marked out as Sarasvati Marg The digging at Adibadri has resulted in some positive results and raising the hopes that Sarasvati flows undergroundThis work is an Hereward (Hereward, exhaustive review of available literature and I very muchnjoyed reading the book The maps showing the path of ancient rivers and how it Under One Sky evolved over centuries with prehistoric settlements is nicely illustrated Most notable settlement on its bank was Kalibangan where numerous archeologicalxpeditions have yielded voluminous data on this mature Harappan civilization The last chapter summarizes the book very ffectively I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in the trail of lost river Sarasvati Indus valley civilization and Rigveda The sarasvati has been pulled down to the arth from the realm of legend The river was lost but not forgotten And Groom and Doom even as she dried up she grew in vigour as an incarnation of Speech and Inspiration Her last waters gurgling to a stop the goddess took up her dwelling at the source ofvery true thought and word a source unlikely to Eroarea lui Descartes ever run dry Yourxcellent waters fill this whole universe A thoroughly researched work on the saraswati river and the Sindhu Saraswati civilization Part one deals with the geographical location of the saraswati river the topographical analysis of the river bed and the textual analysis of the vedic river and tradition How the Ghagghar hakra system came to identified as the Vedic Saraswati river how the paleo beds show that part of the waters of both Yamuna and Sutlej once flowed into it making it a mighty river indeed Infact a part of the saraswati river still seems to flow underground as our Puranas and legends say it doesThe second part deals with the Harappan civilization that once thrived on its banks In fact the number of sites of this civilization on the Saraswati river are far than the
ONES ON THE SINDHU RIVER MICHELon the Sindhu river Michel here deals with the main sites on the Indian sideThe third part deals with the civilizational continuity and the remarkable continuity of religious beliefs and motifs in the Indian subcontinent from "the Harappan civilization to the second urbanization on the Ganga plains and continuing upto the present day The "Harappan civilization to the second urbanization on the Ganga plains and continuing upto the present day The of the Indian civilization was shaped during the neolithic and chalcolithic periods From the neolithic time till almost today there has never been in spite of spectacular changes in the course of time a definite gap or break in the history of the Indian subcontinent Contrary to what the western indologists propose there doesn t seem to be any Murder at the Savoy (Martin Beck, evidence for the claim of two distinct Harappan and Aryan cultures Both the Harappans and the Aryans lived on the banks of the Saraswati river and they are most likely the same people Even thearliest cities on the Ganga plains show the same design and construction as those of the Harappan civilization When the mighty Saraswati dried up the people started moving southwards towards Godavari and 22 Britannia Road eastwards towards Ganga And it is here in the Ganga basin that the second urbanization has taken placeI hope we can get an update on this book with the latest architectural genetic findings May purifying Sarasvati with all the plenitude of her forms of plenty rich in substance by the thought desire our sacrificeShe the inspirer of true intuitions the awakener in consciousness to right thoughts Sarasvati upholds our sacrificeSarasvati by the perception awakens in consciousness the great flood and illuminesntirely all the thoughts Rig Veda Remarkable book that tells the remarkable history of a remarkable river that sustained a remarkable civilizationIt is rare that a book flows with the same Gabe Izzy ease and felicity as the river it seeks to describe This is that rare book The river Saraswati when it flowed some five thousand years ago gave birth to the most massive and advanced ancient civilization thatxisted The almost million suare kilometers of land that formed the Indus Saraswati Civilization saw the development of the most advanced urban planning in the ancient world a system of standardized weights and measures that boggles the mind a social order that was Nigella Bijt egalitarian than hasver Seventh Circle (Vampires Realm, existed anywhere since When the river stopped flowing severely depleted by the double desertion of the Sutlej and Yamuna it caused a massive abandonment of the Indus Saraswati sites with its residents migrating to the Gangetic plains andlsewhere giving birth to a new phase in the Bloodlust Denied evolution of the Vedic dharma which saw its birth amidst the fertile plains of the Indus Saraswati That thexistence of this once mighty river is in dispute is itself a sordid tale of ideologies polluting academics Michel Danino writes fluidly LoveSick engagingly makes this book a page turner Full review at. Fied in the now dry Sarasvati's basin The rich Harappan legacy in technologies arts and culture sowed the seeds of Indian civilization as we know it now Drawing from recent research in a wide range of disciplines this book discusses differing viewpoints and proposes a harmonious synthesisa fascinating tale ofxploration that brings to life the vital role the lost river of the Indian desert' played before its waters gurgled to a st.