Debating evidence, method & Inferences: Oak vs Koch – Part 1

Shri Dieter Koch wrote an article titled ‘Arundhati, Vasishtha, and Nilesh Oak’s Dating of the Mahabharata War. A Critical Examination by Dieter Koch’ sometime in late March/early April 2017. I was copied on it. I responded to his article and we exchanged couple of times before he decides to quit the discussion. The discussion is…

Mars evidence of Mahabharata text

“Never accept an idea as long as you yourself, are not satisfied with its consistency and logical structure on which the concepts are based.” – Padmavibhushan Satyandra Nath Bose — The following presentation lists 6 instances of Mar evidence of Mahabharata text.  Majority of  Mahabharata researchers (with few exceptions such as Lele, Vartak and Kane)…

विविधाश्च पृथक्चेष्टा

अधिष्ठानं तथा कर्ता करणं च पृथग्विधम् | विविधाश्च पृथक्चेष्टा दैवं चैवात्र पञ्चमम् || — Mahabharata War – 5561 BCE Rama Ravana Yuddha – 12209 BCE — As of now, geology, hydrology, climatology, paleontology, genetics, seismology, oceanography, anthropology, astronomy, historical personalities mentioned in Rigveda, relative chronology of Rigvedic Manadalas and relative chronology of Rigvedic rishis, textual…

But, but…. where is the archaeological evidence?

An Indic researcher wrote, after watching my presentation at Swadeshi Indology conference-2, here – “So, there should be archaeological evidence to match the astronomical evidence.” — My Response… Why limit ourselves to ONLY archaeological evidence? We should be, by luck of course, able to find evidence that corroborates astronomy evidence from various other disciplines of…

Presentation of award winning paper at Swadeshi Indology conference -2

My presentation, followed by few Q&A (via skype) at Swadeshi Indology conference-2, New Delhi (18 February 2017) Q&A were on… (1) Verisimilitude (aka Truthlikeness) score [Truthlikeness score-Oak proposal = Number of observations corroborating -Number of observations not corrborating For Mahabharata claim of 5561 BCE: Truthlikeness score = 210 – 5 = 205 For Ramayana claim…