Superficiality & manipulations of Mahabharata researchers

All Mahabharata researchers (some 130+ of them) refer to 3 of 4 astronomy references from this small portion of Mahabharata text. The 4 astronomy references (above) are: (1) Full moon of Krittika (~ Kartika full moon) appeared lost of its splendor and had color of a fire (Bhishma 2:23) (2) Arundhati is walking ahead of…

Archaeology, Astronomy & Mahabharata War

A researcher wrote (at another forum)…. By the time of the Kurukshetra war, the Saraswati had pretty much dried up. By archaeology, that cannot be much earlier than 2000 BC, because at that time the Harappan settlements along the river were going strong. How to square this with the astronomical calculations, I have the least…

Framework for knowledge production and consumption – Part 4

Knowledge Consumers — 1.Preserver of Tradition Knowledge that is retained, reproduced and distributed, without concern for if all of it can be validated, and is done based on the drive for ‘Shraddha’ and ‘Nishtha’, and is done with the intention of preserving the ancient records and narratives for the benefit of posterity. A consumer of…

Framework for knowledge production and consumption – Part 3

Knowledge Producers — Preserver of Tradition Knowledge that is retained, reproduced and distributed, without concern for if all of it can be validated, and is done based on the drive for ‘Shraddha’ and ‘Nishtha’, and is done with the intention of preserving the ancient records and narratives for the benefit of posterity.  Such an effort is of…

Framework for knowledge production and consumption – Part 2

Demarcation of evidence into ‘testable evidence’ leads to inferences that can be validated in a subject independent fashion.  These inferences fall into what is considered ‘science’. Demarcation of evidence into ‘non-testable evidence’ means no inferences can be drawn.  This does not mean that the truth claim  is necessarily false.  It could be true or not.…