Day of Bhishma Nirvana & Indian History

Highlight of my upcoming book – ‘Bhishma Nirvana’ is to decisively falsify the following erroneous beliefs about the day of Bhishma Nirvana, circulated in religious, secular, academic and other discourses. Specifically, the book, relying on only internal but exhaustive evidence of the Mahabharata text, will show how it is impossible to corroborate any of the…

Dr. Elst’s theory of ‘The Arundhati Omen’: Part 8 of 8

The Horses & Chariots….AGAIN! Dr. Elst writes…. “And if you are skeptical of literary and astronomical data, consider the harder material data. The central event of the MBh is a chariot battle. Now, chariot battles were popular in a very specific window of history, viz. the bronze age when metallurgy was already sophisticated enough for…

Dr. Elst’s theory of ‘The Arundhati Omen’: Part 7 of 8

Dr. Elst writes…. “For a different information given by the epic itself: Balarama misses the battle because he goes on pilgrimage reaching the place whre it stops flowing, thus after the drying of the Saraswati ca. 1900 BC.” This is another careless, casual and of course utterly incorrect statement. I fail to understand why researchers…