Someone who used to abuse me, after my 2011 publication of ‘Mahabharata’ book, has found new love for me, it seems! 🙂
He wrote, yesterday….
“Dear Mr. Nilesh Oak,
I came to know that Ms, Saroj Bala had presented a paper proposing 3139 BCE date for the Mahabharata. Have you read the paper amd what do you think of this date?
Of course I have read the paper.
Ms. Saroj Bala arguments are, at best, juvenile.
However since she is not the first one to propose 3139 BCE, it is better that we go to the original source, i.e. Mahabharata text and ask the question…”What would Mahabharata text or the author(s) of Mahabharata text would think of 3139 BCE?”
And this is what Mahabharata text or its author(s) would think of 3139 BCE.
Not a single reference of Mahabharata text (astronomy, geology, hydrology, etc.) will allow one to arrive at 3139 BCE or for that matter anytime around 3000 BCE +/- 1000 years as the timing of Mahabharata war.
NO IFS and/or BUTS.