Dharma apekshita raashtram (Rashtra aspiring for dharma)
Horse and the aryan debate by Michel Danino (2006)
Maritime glory of orissa http://orissagov.nic.in/e-magazine/orissaannualreference/ORA-2005/pdf/kalinga_in_south_east_asia.pdf
See how a butterfly gets its wings This is an illustration of dharma, the cosmic, eternal, universal ordering principle. Dharma was defined on the banks of River Sarasvati by ancient rishi-s of Bharatam Janam. Gautama the Buddha calls it: esha dhammo sanantano.
Itihasa Bharati (History of Bharatam Janam): Tasks ahead (2007) A Powerpoint presentation (18.6mb download)
Discovery of ancient channel of River Sarasvati (30 ft. below ground level) near Pehowa (Prthudaka). Report on the discovery at Bhor Saidon village (13 kms. from Kurukshetra on the road to Pehowa), by Rajesh Purohit (Curator, Krishan Museum), The Tribune, Chandigarh, December 13, 2006
Sarasvati: Bharatiya civilization (33 pages, word doc)
Further excavations at Lahuradewa, Dist. Sant Kabir Nagar (UP): Preliminary observations by Rakesh Tewari, RK Srivastava, KK Singh and KS Saraswat, in: Puratattva No. 36, 2005-6, Delhi, Indian Archaeological Society
Zebu migrations. Zebu, bos indicus with a pronounced hump, are the signature tunes on many inscribed objects of Sarasvati civilization on many epigraphs. See, foe example, http://kalyan97.googlepages.com/tabernaemontana.jpg On this seal impression with a set of hieroglyphs (epigraph), the zebu is shown together with tagaraka, tabernae Montana, hair fragrance flower (used as a homonym for tagara ‘tin’). The zebu is called adar d.angra; read rebus: aduru d.angar ‘native metal smith’ (aduru ‘native metal’ – Kannada; d.angar ‘smith’ (Hindi).
The DNA study on domestication of cattle shows an interesting picture of migrations of zebu cattle out of Bharatam. This is evidence against the myth of the so-called Aryan invasions presented by many indologists.
[Source: History Today (Journal of the Indian History and Culture Society, New Delhi), Vol. Vii, 2005-2006, pp. 72-89].
On Perceiving Aryan Migrations in Vedic Ritual Texts: By Vishal Agarwal
(Source: Puratattva (Bulletin of the Indian Archaeolgical Society), New Delhi, No.
36, 2005-06, pp. 155-165).
It is time to replace the non-falsifiable *IEL by reclaiming the remarkable bharatiya heritage of language studies which are available in a massive corpus of ancient texts. We have not even scratched the surface of this treasure, the bharata nidhi. It will take a life-time just to appreciate the riches provided by Shri Hemachandra. We need a collaborative team to document the history and formation of bharatiya languages. What follows is a small report of a small beginning made in continuation of the great work initiated by Shashi Bhushan Bhattacharjee for Munda etyma.
I will provide a CD containing the Powerpoint slides and pdf file, the ebook on History and Formation of Bharatiya Languages (together with the entire corpus of Sarasvati hieroglyphs) and Indian Lexicon for 25+ ancient languages of Bharatam. together with font used. The CD is for duplication and distribution to interested scholars and researchers. Downloadable presentations from URLs cited:
3. The ebook History and Formation of Bharatiya Languages (63 mb) can also be downloaded from http://rapidshare.com/files/1247326/bharatiyalanguages.pdf.html
4. Indianlexicon (3157 pages) 15 mb http://rapidshare.com/files/5736944/Indian_Lexicon.doc.html
An abstract of my lecture-presentation at IISc on Dec. 6, 2006 under the aegis of Prasthutha is as follows:
One is the discovery of the courses of Vedic River Sarasvati using scientific investigations. The other is the rebirth of River Sarasvati using modern technology.
Both events are unprecedented in the history of human civilization. The river had flowed from Mt. Kailas, Manasarovar over a distance of 1,600 kms. in Northwest Bharat and got desiccated due to plate tectonics and resulting river migrations. Out of 2,600 archaeological sites identified so far related to Bharatiya Civilization of 3rd millennium to 1st millennium BCE, about 2000 sites (or 80 percent) are on the banks of this River Sarasvati. The present status of revival of River Sarasvati is that the waters of Manasarovar glacier have reached upto Gedra Road in Barmer Dist., Rajasthan.
Scientific evidences related to these two events will be presented in the context of two possibilities: creation of a National Water Grid to reach water to the unreached and realize Bharat Vision 2020; reconstructing the history and formation of Bharatiya languages using the decoding of Sarasvati hieroglyphs (so-called Indus Script) as mlecchita vikalpa (cryptography).
Valmiki Ramayana has a remarkable sarga devoted to the introspection of Hanuman when he meets Sitadevi in As'oka vana. Hanuman exclaims: Drashtaa sitaa (I have seen Sita) and starts introspecting on what language he should use to communicate with Sitadevi. If he uses Samskrutam, Sitadevi may get frightened thinking that Hanuman is a spy sent by Ravana who is a Samskruta Pandita. So, he decides to introduce himself, his credentials and convey his message from Sri Rama in maanusha bhaashaa, jaati bhaasha, mleccha vaacas. It is possible to delineate this mleccha vaacas which was the dialect used in the conversations between Yudhishthira and Vidura and between Yudhishthira and Khanaka (an expert in tunneling and mines) as reported in Jaatugruha parva of Mahabharata. Mleccha was the spoken form of the literary version, Aarya vaacas. This distinction between the literary and the spoken dialect in the linguistic area of Bharatam of 4th millennium BCE may explain the use of Prakrtam in early inscriptions in Bharatam and of Samskrtam in early inscriptions in the states of Hindumahasagar, the Indian Ocean Community.
The historical perspectives point to the possibility of creating the Indian Ocean Community as a counterpoise to the European Community. The Indian Ocean Community will be a remarkable continuum of a great Sanatana Dharma-Dhamma continuum exemplified by Gautama the Buddha's exhortation: esha dhammo sanantano (this dharma eternal, divine).
Bharatiya languages: history and formation of jaati bhaasha, mlecchita vikalpa as Sarasvati hieroglyphs (Indus script) Download ebook (61mb)
In what language did Hanuman speak to Sitadevi in As'okavana? In Ki.skindhaakaa.n.da Hanuman spoke in Sanskrit to Lakshmana and Raama. Lakshmana tells Rama that someone who has not learned the Rgveda, Samaveda and Yajurveda could not speak thus and that, although he says a lot (bahu vyaaharataa) he does not utter a single wrong form (na ki~ncid apa'sabtidam). But, in as'okavanam, Hanuman decides, after deliberation, to speak maanusham vaak, NOT Sanskrit so as not to frighten Sitadevi who may think that Hanuman was a spy sent by the Sanskrit pandita, Brahmana, Ravana.
Sarasvati (mleccha) hieroglyphs (Indus Script) Part 1a, Part 1b, Part 1c, Part 1d, Part 1e, Part 2a, Part 2b
Asko Parpola, 2005, Study of the Indus script, Transactions of the International Conference of Eastern Studies, no. 50 (2005): 28-66. Tokyo: The Tôhô Gakkai.
Sarasvati-Croat cultural interactions during the transition from Neolithic to Metals Age (ca. 6500 BCE to 1st millennium BCE) Part 1a, Part 1b, Part 1c, Part 1d
Kandiyur celt Sarasvati hieroglyphs and Bharatam civilization studies: Part 1a, Part 1b, Part 1c, Part 2
Decipherment of kandiyur celt epigraph; ppt at International Conf. on Tamilakam and Sindhuveli Culture, 15-16 Feb. 2007 presented by S. Kalyanaraman
Decipherment of fish glyphs on epigraphs: fish as Sarasvati hieroglyph (In two parts: Part 1, Part 2) Annex
Vikramkhol (Bikramkhol) cave art and lithography: legacy of Sarasvati hieroglyphs?
jangpura.doc Jangpura, Banswara dist., Rajasthan, ancient gold mine?