I want to thank Prof. Rajendra Gupta for taking an active role and thus contributing his portion to Indian’s cumulative effort in discovering, recovering, comprehending ancient Indian, and thus world history.
What is urgently required is not acceptance of one specific claim (that is dangerous in any situation), but a recognition of multiple claims with their strengths and weaknesses stated. That is rational and scientific, but even more important, sets the stage for future research and thus growth of knowledge.
Prof. Gupta commented on my blog article, however I thought it important to include his comment (in full) for wider circulation.
Prof. Gupta visited the I-SERVE exhibit yesterday. Summary of his visit, in his words…
“I visited Mrs Saroj Bala’s exhibition ‘Rigveda to Robotics’ yesterday and met her. I told her about your work and books; and that you had contacted her sometime back by email. She was in no mood to have any discussion on any topic.
She said, “we want no discussion. Our dates are final. We are working for the last six years. We are much ahead of everyone else”.
Her exhibition was covered widely by the print and electronic media in India.
Pushakar Bhatnagar / Saroj Bala’s date have been accepted and propagated by many saints including Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Now, the Ministry of Culture has full support for his work. Many household Panchang books give a summary of Bhatnagar’s dates about Sri Ram.
Your works needs wider reach, discussion and acceptance. Please plan something for your next visit to India.”