The Lost River On The Trail of the Sarasvati (FREE)
Ces from several disciplines archeology hydrology satellite i Readers and critics often talk about historical thrillers Sometimes they invent sub genres ike 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 ife and sustaining civilisation over a very arge area One day life and sustaining civilisation over a very arge area One day whims and other factors started killing it Slowly it withered and eventually died forcing its children to move away but not without its oving 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 KNOWN HISTORY CAME TO CONSIDER changing geography Eventually known history came to consider 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 euated with rulers and heroesThe CrimeSome people panicked They were apparently well respected but had come to define their positions through rhetoric and ideology than evidence An intricate web of ies and deceit had been spun in the meanwhile to ensure 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 excavations So those esteemed 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 establishes1 There was a Saraswati river fed by numerous streams and also feeding Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light 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 Vediciterature were intricately aware of its existence 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 Buried Sins (The Three Sisters Inn, 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 eastward while retaining many many customs which are being practiced even today5 The so called Aryans were actually descendants of those who hadived during the Indus Saraswati Civilization6 THERE WAS NO ARYAN INVASIONIf you are an Indian please read this bookIf you have even the slightest interest in history please read this bookIf you are opposed to the teaching of ies and falsehoods just to suit the interest of rulers practicing divide and rule please read this bookIt s actually a classic A very well researched book that draws from different fields from archeology hydrography history DNA analysis soil and climate analysis as well as Local egends to trace the history of the Saraswati river and establish that the Indian civilization has been a continuous and The Darkness living civilization for over 9000 years The narrative though is not at all a drab technical book but rather exicting An enjoyable read. Fied in the now dry Sarasvati's basin The rich Harappanegacy 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 of exploration that brings to Flyboy life the vital role theost river of the Indian desert' played before its waters gurgled to a st.
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Rig Veda Showers Pra Here Was AVeda showers pra Here was a river as arge as the Indus and the Ganges systems that was expressly reverenced above all other rivers in the Vedas that shored up the Indus Valley civilization 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 iterary and archeological tomes oftentimes with evolutionary and hydrological precision impressive 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 arebe followed in the places that are dry and built upon Still the Saraswati River was presumed to have been mythological because the proof of its existence was muddled up with traditional stories and all geological was buried beyond the reach of scientists until todayToday satellite imagery that the River Saraswati did exist 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 errors from the truths the erratums 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 ost and the research of the found River Saraswati and the civilizations that Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography lived along it It is presented thoroughly than any other book has done thus far foraypeople 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 conscientiously 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 At the Italians Command lot about how far we have come with exploring the River Saraswati and how many uestions there are to ask and with someuck answer In archeology guided speculation is an important component of discovery I hope the next edition 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 Oh Baby! lot of detail on the past and present work by archeologists to find and excavate Indus Saraswati sites But I would haveiked to see the places alongside the 1500 kms of River Saraswati come to Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, life in a vivid way by tying archeology to anthropology and the civilization to the river I would have alsoiked 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 The Maid of Lorne 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 A journey through trails of theost river well researched and explained The Sindhumata Searching for the trail of Holy River Sarasvati The story of the ost river Sarasvati is still being debated by scholars The current discussion includes eviden. Cal studies have probed its evolution 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 expedition in the 1940s hundreds of Harappan sites have been identi.