Why inclination towards Indology studies
Being an Indian its becomes our birthright to access our scriptures and all of us Indians boast of our civilization’s great antiquity. But do we realize how much we have read across? What I realized in these years is that we have been independent civilians since 15th August 1947, yet Indology studies have not found independence. Before one succumbs to the thoughts that “did she lost her mind, what is she writing about”, lets understand what Indology studies means and why Indology came into existence, did its existence define itself just as the study of ‘Science of philosophy’ or did it completely ignore the study of ‘Science of science within philosophy’; Hermann Oldenberg, in an essay, written in 1906, argued that Indology was concerned with the documents of Indian antiquity, a task that necessitated a historical and philological approach. Philology is the study of language in oral and written historical sources; it is the intersection of textual criticism, literary criticism, history, and linguistics. As I studied Indic texts deeper I felt that the history under philology has been corrupted with the help of linguistic criticism and this was devised to primarily veil the historicity of the texts. The show is not that easy to delve into.
It appeared to me that this would be the right time to create a database from all nonconventional sources to support Indic texts’s future historical reconstruction.
यह मेरे सामने आया कि ग्रंथों के भविष्य के ऐतिहासिक पुनर्निर्माण का समर्थन करने के लिए सभी गैर-पारंपरिक स्रोतों से डेटाबेस बनाने का यह सही समय होगा।
Why should I write these books, what is the necessity…
I am undergoing through a process of reasoning for my forthcoming two books ( I don’t know when they will appear on my lap), and those two books are, “Tale of Three Cities- Kurukshetra, Avanti and Lanka” and “The Agastya Code“. Had these been only on the basis of some pure astronomy textual studies, it would have had been completed within the stipulated time. But these are the books which looks into deep antiquity of human civilization and thus they heavily rely upon rational reasoning, since such deep antiquity of time may certainly not fetch much information even through sciences like archeology, anthropology, as they are from the worlds of oral tradition and distant past where there would be least archeological left outs.
मैं अपनी आगामी दो पुस्तकों (मुझे नहीं पता कि वे कब मेरी गोद में दिखाई देंगी) के लिए तर्क की प्रक्रिया से गुजर रही हूँ, और वे दो पुस्तकें हैं, "तीन शहरों की कथा- कुरुक्षेत्र, अवंती और लंका" और "अगस्त्य संहिता"। अगर ये केवल कुछ शुद्ध खगोल विज्ञान ग्रंथों के अध्ययन के आधार पर होता, तो यह निर्धारित समय के भीतर पूरा हो जाता। लेकिन ये वे पुस्तकें हैं जो मानव सभ्यता की गहरी प्राचीनता में दिखती हैं और इस तरह वे तर्कसंगत तर्क पर बहुत अधिक भरोसा करती हैं, क्योंकि समय की इतनी गहरी प्राचीनता निश्चित रूप से पुरातत्व, मानव विज्ञान जैसे विज्ञानों के माध्यम से बहुत अधिक जानकारी प्राप्त नहीं कर सकती है, क्योंकि वे मौखिक परंपरा की दुनिया से हैं।
It is extremely difficult to find evidence for various sciences (like anthropology, geology, oceanography, paleontology, geography etc.) from the oral tradition, yet if various informations are integrated and Indic texts are understood under those researches made, then we can realize where to put those information in timeline.
मौखिक परंपरा से विभिन्न विज्ञानों (जैसे नृविज्ञान, भूविज्ञान, समुद्र विज्ञान, जीवाश्म विज्ञान, भूगोल आदि) के लिए प्रमाण प्राप्त करना बेहद कठिन है, फिर भी यदि विभिन्न शोधों को एकीकृत किया जाता है और इंडिक ग्रंथों को उन शोधों के तहत समझा जाता है, तो हम महसूस कर सकते हैं कि उन सूचनाओं को समयरेखा में कहां रखा जाए।
The Hodge Podge Readers
There are two types of readers, one speculates without reading and the other keeps on speculating on the other’s reading. Rarely there are readers of third and important tribe who have good background knowledge to corroborate new upcoming knowledge.
दो प्रकार के पाठक हैं, एक बिना पढ़े अटकलें लगाता है और दूसरा दूसरे के पढ़ने पर अटकलें लगाता रहता है। शायद ही कभी तीसरे और महत्वपूर्ण "जनजाति" के पाठक होते हैं जिन्हें नए आगामी ज्ञान को ठीक करने के लिए अच्छी पृष्ठभूमि का ज्ञान होता है।
The readers fall into many categories, one believers, and other who need scientific support on the inferences drawn. These two categories are further divided into many. The believers and followers of Indian way of life ( I will not say “Hindu” here, since this word has appeared very late in a text due to Parsa effects, probably it was “Indu”, so Indian is more apt and colloquial ) quickly agree and this category has a sub category where they will keep aside the rationale of the research and will go broke with colossal time frames which are given in the astronomy texts (for mere calculations) as well. They will instantly relate those timeframes to evolution of humans since the incarnations or Puranas got associated with the astronomy’s textual references, it was meant for ease of telling astronomy in the form of stories, myths with mythical beings. On the contrary, they will be blindfolded to details that those initial times were visualizing only rodents as mammals and not humans. So, these people will not inspect the elements of those timeframes in accordance to the geographies, paleontology, Paleanto-anthropology, archeology etc in which humans-Homogroup lived and thus Homo- development, anthropology of Vedas and Brahmanas got completely lost in the narratives of Puranas. This was not all of a sudden, it appears that this was prevalent from the vedic times. There is yet another set of people who attempt to construe the scientific character to anything found new in research.
Am I writing for those above types of readers- No, these are my self inquires with scientific analysis and to read these books one will require little background knowledge of Astronomy and other essential sciences which has affected the human psyche in the past. But yes, the narrative is such that the readers can enjoy going back in time.
Curious engagements of Western Chairs and flooding of researches since the wake of early 18th century
The impact of these researches on us Indians
- Humans (in India) developed language all of a sudden and very recently during IVC period. They had script which is indecipherable ( IVC) and thus they may or may not have known Sanskrit ( Some decipher it as Dravidian others find Sanskritic names in little scripts found in IVC archeological finds). Sanskrit is very recent, before Panini it may have existed in a crude form.
- Sanskrit may have appeared in Mittani and came to India via Aryan Invasion who pushed Dasyus/Dasa/ Rakshasa( dark skinned people) towards South.
- Europeans may have brought Vedas with them, for the counter argument they fell either into linguistic studies or genetics whereas, hilariously, these two researches are subjected to change with the passing of every single day.
- Agriculture appeared in the fertile crescent, (this has become a slang now- a-days).
- Indians didn’t know navigation and were not seafarers, why because we don’t have our Erythrician records and voyaging histories ( rather it is just a a philosophy).
- Humans didn’t know language before the Biblical (4000 BCE) creation of the world. While the west is still burdened under the sins of human body via Adam and Eve or Hawwa, we had been enjoying the sophistication of sexual intercourse ( Kamasutra) as a science.
- The first plastic surgeries are known through Sushrut, did surgeries begin from alone Sushruta, Nay!- Rigveda has Apala with prosthetics, then where to place Sushruta and Rigveda in timeline 1900 BCE, but since vedas were brought in via Mittani or Europe these could have been their products.
- The final nail- Saraswati….it was Harahavati, change the poles of orientations. Create the path for Aryans. ……..and mockingly we were just indulged only in migrating the mice to other parts of the world.
This deliberately means we were farming and trading at large from pre IVC times(11,000 BP~ 20,000 BP.) “Everything meaningful to societal scene is brought by the Aryans except for the above few ( Kamashastra and sushruta)–These have been long fed into our brains. And these have seeded in us so deep that nothing sprouts from it instead of confusion. Accumulation of theses seeds have started from Oxford, Harvard, German chairs of Indic and Sanskrit studies and as Anil Narayanan says that there is a good story somewhere in there in the context of astronomy, I think it is applicable to each Indic text.
What does all these above points elaborate?— In a single tone- Nothing happened in India before 4000 BCE. We were invisible people, probably, we were Dasyus, who were pushed by the Aryans, who knew nothing. In my works, I will try to bust the myth of Arya- Ari, Dasyu, Asuras, Raakshasas etc. and how the geographical divide was via astronomy and how human behaviors begot the names along with the facts embedded in the form of various stories of these cities as well as with Agastya in the two books. The first book, ” Tale of Three Cities- Kurukshetra, Avanti and Lanka” is important as it paves way to the second book, “The Agastya Code”. As it is said about Mahabharata that, “yadihaasti tadanyatra“, i.e., whatever is here in Mahabharata, that will be found elsewhere, likewise you will find the History of India in “The Agastya Code” from the historical astronomy and a philological perspective.
Renaissance ; A fresh look into the narratives of Indic scriptures
The first book’s first look( subject to change)