Re-establishing the tradition of Vaada: Experiences and illustrations

(1) I wrote on Twitter: “Ask any Mahabharata or Ramayana researcher (150+), “What is the statement of the theory for your claim?” You will hear silence followed by all kinds of excuses + jalpa+vitanda+hetvabhasa+chaala+ and numerous events worthy of Nigrahasthan. A medical professional and researcher responded:“निग्रहस्थानं नाम पराजयप्राप्तिः Nigrahasthānam nāma Parājayaprāptiḥ ! – Charaka Samhitā,…

List of Nilesh Oak’s videos (YouTube or otherwise) – updated on 25 Feb 2020

This blog post will be updated periodically. Latest 10 Youtube videos (1) Nilesh Oak summarizing his 25+ years of research in 20 min (18 Jan 2020)https://youtu.be/ObdGKFkSJTw (2) Doordarshan (Indian TV) Interview: Trijya/Vartavali (16 Jan 2020)https://youtu.be/PU1PW-diLM0 (3) Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay (8 Jan 2020)Antiquity of Indian civilizationhttps://youtu.be/LPPmmAwjR50 (4) 14th Laxmanrao Bhide Memorial Lecture (Vishwa…

Dear Nilesh, Hats off to you!

An IIT engineer writes: Dear Nilesh… Hats off to you. But first, some info… In my first job, my first boss had given me my first assignment, which I completed in no time, and submitted my report. He then called me and asked me, whether I know the most idiotic person in the world? I…

Ravana-Vadha & Rama’s return to Ayodhya

VJ writes: “Dear Mr. Oak, I have read your book on the dating of the Mahabharata, Nirvana of Bhishma, and the dating of the Ramayana. Congratulations on the extensive research. I have recommended your books to friends. In the book on Ramayana, you have concluded that there was a 6-day gap between the killing of…

Pancha – Hetvabhasa (5 fallacies in one!)

Yesterday (19 Sept 2019), me and my wife were talking to a Dharma warrior.  During the course of the conversation, she mentioned her attempt to comprehend back and forth between Prof. Achar and yours truly, as it appeared at Pragyata.com http://www.pragyata.com/mag/mahabharata-war-date-rebuttal-to-claim-of-5561-bce-466 Specifically, she mentioned how ‘Kaumude = Kartika’ or the entire argument (& counterarguments) related…