Shri Prabhakar Phadnis writes….
“That brings us to end of chapter 7 which claims 5561 BCE as the year of war. Have all the references and EE experiments passed scrutiny? Readers can decide. As I have stated earlier I am not proposing any alternative year as a candidate. I do not have resources to verify any other year. I would say that none of the references examined by Shri Oak have unequivocally disqualified the proposed year. Some other years however may also pass the tests.”
Shri Phadnis wrote above in the context of his ongoing feedback/criticism of my book – When did the Mahabharata War Happen?: The Mystery of Arundhati.
He makes one very important statement..
“I would say that none of the references examined by Shri Oak have unequivocally disqualified the proposed year.”
I encourage readers to apply this criteria in evaluating not only my proposal for year 5561 BCE (originally proposed by Dr. P V Vartak) for the year of Mahabharata war, but also all proposals for year of Mahabharata War by other researchers (some 125 of them).
The difference would be obvious and palpable.
Readers may extend the same process/methodology in evaluating claims of ‘The Historic Rama’ where I make a case for 12200 BCE as the timing of Ramayana.