The Search of the Cradle of Civilization: New Light on Ancient India

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 2005 - 341 páginas
The book shows that the ancient Indians were no primitives but possessed a high spiritual culture, which not only influenced the evolution of the Western world in decisive ways but which still has much to teach us today. India`s archaic spirituality is codified in the rich symbols, metaphors, and myths of the magnificent Rig-Veda, which is shown to be much older than has been widely assumed by scholars. The present book also unravels the astonishing mathematical and astronomical code hidden in the Vedic hymns. Anyone interested in ancient cultural history, India, archaeo-astronomy, or spirituality will find this well-researched and cross-cultural work spellbinding and enriching.

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Índice

Revisioning the Past Envisioning the Future
3
The Vedas Pyramids of the Spirit
13
The Aryans Exploding a Scientific Myth
45
An Archaeological Surprise The Cities of the Indus Valley
61
The Great Catastrophe and the Reconstruction of the Early Indie Civilization
77
The Vedic Peoples in the Land of the Seven Rivers The Literary Perspective
101
Deciphering the IndusSarasvati Script
127
The Dawn of the Indie Civilization The Neolithic Town of Mehrgarh
143
The Spiritual Heritage of Ancient India
165
The Birth of Science in Ritual
195
Vedic Myths and Their Astronomical Basis
229
India and the West
249
The Vedas and Perennial Wisdom
269
Note
287
Select Bibliography
305
Index
313

Why the Aryan Invasion Never Happened Seventeen Arguments
153

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