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Revising the Official Hindu History

An urgent need for the well-being of ALL nations

Most people consider that it's important to know one's past and to know one's ancestry because that knowledge provides insights into one's nature from which we can more clearly determine our reason for being and place in the universe.

Without knowing one's history, any individual is left in a kind of vacuum, a state of limbo of not knowing. In our recent past the archaeological and historical explorers conjectured that modern humans developed independently in different regions. The Africans in Africa, the Asians in Asia and the Europeans in Europe as independent human species that next giving rise to the variety of peoples in the world today.

This theory was then blown out of the water by the idea that we all emerged from Africa some 60 to 70,000 years ago but in the light of modern research, this theory has been shown to lack credibility and there is a degree of fall-back towards the former independent arising of modern humans as we now call ourselves although the genetic evidence of our earlier ancestors showing independent origins.

Remember that up until about 1500 A.D., Europeans thought the world was flat and planet Earth the absolute centre of the universe around which everything revolved. So the past 700 years or so represents one of the steepest learning curves in our existence. We have accepted the Hindu of numbers, astronomy, physics and mathematics. We have accepted the Hindu wisdom in daily life and yoga has spread like a wild fire  but yet there are people who still cling to these antiquated views because they serve their interests and political purposes.

Our world is divided by believers and seekers. The believers by the righteous and authoritative who recently dropped the flat Earth idea but have attached themselves to the out of Africa idea and that's something they can't let go as they cannot let go of the idea that Europe is the centre of civilisation, science and technology even though it is clearly evident that it is not.

It is becoming evidently clear that India is the ultimate source not only of knowledge, but it was the primary movement of people out of India that spread knowledge, agriculture, what would become religion and culture. Yet the authorities seem steadfast in their refusal to acknowledge the new discoveries putting India at the centre of global culture and the reasons are many but primarily they don't want to upset other believers.

In terms of India, the Western narrative invented and overlaid onto the rapidly transforming into establishment was that the Hindus (Indians) were a stone age people up until about 3300 BC and didn't become civilised until 1947 when the British finally packed up and left.

This Western narrative overlaid on India has proved to be completely false. It's now been revealed that the history of Hindustan (the greater India) not only extends tens of thousands of years further back in time than anyone could have imagined 100 years ago but in fact it is from that ancient India that modern knowledge emerged from.

Subhash Kak in his dissertation On the Chronological Framework for Indian Culture writes:

The recent discrediting of the Aryan invasion model has been caused primarily by archaeological discoveries. These discoveries have been reinforced by new insights from the history of science, astronomy, and literary analysis including:

  • It has been found that the Sapta Sindhu region—precisely the same region that is the heartland of the Vedic texts—is associated with a cultural tradition that has been traced back to at least 8000 BC with-out any break. It appears that the Sarasvatı region was the centre of this cultural tradition, and this is what the Vedic texts also indicate. The term “Aryan” in Indian literature has no racial or linguistic connotations.
  • According to the work of Kenneth Kennedy of Cornell University,there is no evidence of demographic discontinuity in the archaeological remains during the period 4500 to 800 BC. In other words, there was no significant influx of people into India during this period.
  • Fire altars have been discovered in the third-millennium site of Kalibangan. It appears now that fire altars were in use at other Harappan sites as well. Fire altars are an essential part of the Vedic ritual.
  • Geologists have determined that the Sarasvatı river dried up around 1900 BC. Since Sarasvatı is mentioned in the Rigvedic hymns as the largest river, one conclusion that can be drawn is that the Rigveda was composed prior to 1900 BC.
  • Study of pottery styles and cultural artefacts has led archaeologists such as Jim Shaffer of Case Western Reserve University to conclude that the Sindhu-Sarasvatı culture exhibits a continuity that can be traced back to at least 8000 BC. Shaffer summarizes: “The shift by Harappans [after the drying up of the Sarasvatı river around 1900 BC] is the only archaeologically documented west-to-east movement of human populations in South Asia before the first half of the first millennium BC.” In other words, there has been no Aryan invasion.
  • A. Seidenberg reviewed the geometry of the fire altars of India as summarized in early Vedic texts such as the ´Satapatha Brahman. a and compared it to the early geometry of Greece and Mesopotamia. In a series of papers, he made a strong case for the view that Vedic geometry should be dated prior to 1700 BC.
  • It has now been discovered that altar constructions were used to rep-resent astronomical knowledge. Furthermore, an astronomical code has been found in the organization of the Vedic books. This code establishes that the Vedic people had a tradition of observational astronomy,which means that the many astronomical references in the Vedic texts that point to events as early as 3000 or 4000 BC can no longer be ignored.
  • Recent computer analysis of the texts from India have shown that the Brahmı script, the earliest example of which comes from Sri Lanka around 500 BC, is derived from the earlier script of the Sindhu-Sarasvatı age. This again is strong evidence of cultural continuity.There is also continuity in the system of weights.
  • The archaeological record shows that the Sindhu-Sarasvatı area was different from other ancient civilizations in many cultural features. For example, in contrast to ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia, it shows very little monumental architecture. It appears that the political organization and its relationship to other elites in the Indian society was unique.This is paralleled by the unique character of the Vedic literary traditionwith its emphasis on knowledge and the nature of the self.
  • Remains of the horse have been discovered in the Harappan ruins. A clay model of a horse was found in Mohenjo Daro. New findings from the Ukraine show evidence of horse riding as early as 4000 BC. Given the trade routes connecting the Harappan world with Central Asia and onward to the Ukraine and beyond, there is no reason to suppose that the Harappans were not familiar with the horse.

Taken together, the cumulative evidence completely belies the Aryan invasion theory. If an influx of people into India took place, it had to be much earlier than 4500 BC (if one considers the demographic evidence) and per-haps before 8000 BC (if one considers other related evidence). On the other hand, it is equally plausible that the Sapta Sindhu region was the original homeland of the Indic people from where their ideas and culture diffused to Iran and Europe, as remembered in Puranic legends. Read the complete article on Academia.

Without revising the current history that promotes Aryan invasion theory into India is to leave the population not only of India, but the world living a lie. Our politicians and educators should feel some shame for perpetuating what has become a mythology without any foundation in reality.

The ancient Hindus were not perfect people, but they have been intent on developing a sustainable lifestyle that we need to take note of in this modern age of increasing desertification, global warming, overpopulation and perpetual war. The great war written about in the Bhagavad-Gita served as a warning to the people of the time and the consequential Indus Valley civilisation remarkably peaceful.

How will we ever learn if our educational system does not teach the truth?

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