Raja कालस्य कारणम्

Corroborative evidence for definition of Yuga as given by Bhishma (After all he knew from his own experience for he had created ‘Krita yuga’ by his own actions not that long ago) Mahabharata Shanti parva CE 12:70:6 कालो वा कारणं राज्ञो राजा वा कालकारणम् | इति ते संशयो मा भूद्राजा कालस्य कारणम् || — 1.…

Chronology of Mahabharata – Conversation with Dr. Koenraad Elst

http://www.pragyata.com/mag/dating-of-mahabharat-and-ramayan-309 OR Shri Raj Vedam wrote, after watching the above debate…. Just finished watching the entire video. Nilesh ji, congratulations on the very expert handling of all the objections. I am delighted at the skepticism shown by the esteemed Dr. Koenraad Elst, bringing the familiar set of “old-school” arguments based on PGW by B.B. Lal,…

Quality of evidence

A reader asked… (referring to my assertion that 99.99% of chronology claims for the year of Mahabharata war fall into ‘superficial manipulative’ category) What made these claims (of 125+ Mahabharata researchers) fall into this unfortunate category (superficial manipulative)? My response… Initially, I wrote down, in responding to this reader, that there were different reasons why…

Rebuilding Ancient Indian history

Rebuilding Ancient Indian history is not unlike the science and techniques employed by Dendrochronology. A powerful analogy (but only an analogy) — In case of ‘Ancient Indian history’, overlap of ‘fingerprints’ won’t come from different trees, but rather from records of different disciplines viz. Records of recent history – epigraphs-reference events/astronomy events mentioned in epigraphs and other…