Importance of Bhishma Nirvana for ancient Indian history

Bhishma passed away on this day (31 January 5560 BCE) and thus 7576 years ago. Day of Winter Solstice coincided with the day of 30/31 January during 5560 BCE (calculations are per Julian calendar computations, extended in antiquity). What is the significance of Bhishma Nirvana? We have following pieces of information from the Mahabharata text…

2nd anniversary of ‘The Historic Rama’ and, upcoming 7576th anniversary of ‘Bhishma Nirvana’

Second anniversary of ‘The Historic Rama’ – Today ‘The Historic Rama’ was published with a click of a button on Amazon, and thus without any pomp, on 28 January 2014. http://www.amazon.com/The-Historic-Rama-Civilization-Pleistocene/dp/1494949466 While the book is been received phenomenally well (whatever that means) by readers, no Ancient history  researchers, worth his/her salt (or otherwise), has dared…

Isolating problem of ‘eclipse evidence’ from the problem of ‘present tense’

Shri Phadnis wrote (below) in response to my blog article https://nileshoak.wordpress.com/2015/08/26/timing-of-astronomy-observations/#comment-475 The emphasis of my blog article (above) was on the insistence of Shri Phadnis to interpret all astronomy observations of Mahabharata occurring at the time of the their mention (e.g. time of Krishna-Karna dialogue, or Bhishma-Dhritarashtra dialogue, and such). Shri Phadnis had insisted that…