THE MYTH OF ARYAN MIGRATION/INVASION by Dr. Shiv Sastry

What is the Aryan Invasion/Migration myth? It is about language, not migration. The story is that a technologically superior race called Aryans created a super-language that spread all over Europe and Asia. It is imagined that Aryans originated in an area somewhere between Europe and Asia and fanned out like spokes of a wheel riding…

Kumbhakarna & Kleine-Levin syndrome

This is a short note of what will eventually come out as a full book. However, this short note does cover all the key ingredients of my thesis about the medical condition of Kumbhakarna. There are many more fascinating aspects of KLS and corresponding evidence from Valmiki Ramayana and will be explored in detail in…

Same text vs multiple outcomes

A researcher in Genetics,  from Harvard University, asked If the texts are the same, and the movement of the planets deterministic, why are there widely varying ranges for the astrological dates for the Rig Veda? My response, This is indeed a pertinent question and a frequently asked question (FAQ).  Of course, the issue is not…

Meaning & purpose of objective testing

What does it mean when we claim that we have to test a specific piece of evidence in an objective fashion? — Recently someone wrote to me in the context of my chronology research of Rigveda. He wrote, But isn’t Rig Veda poetic? Why do we take the possible poetic exaggeration of River Saraswathi as…