Quality of evidence

A reader asked… (referring to my assertion that 99.99% of chronology claims for the year of Mahabharata war fall into ‘superficial manipulative’ category) What made these claims (of 125+ Mahabharata researchers) fall into this unfortunate category (superficial manipulative)? My response… Initially, I wrote down, in responding to this reader, that there were different reasons why…

Rebuilding Ancient Indian history

Rebuilding Ancient Indian history is not unlike the science and techniques employed by Dendrochronology. A powerful analogy (but only an analogy) — In case of ‘Ancient Indian history’, overlap of ‘fingerprints’ won’t come from different trees, but rather from records of different disciplines viz. Records of recent history – epigraphs-reference events/astronomy events mentioned in epigraphs and other…