Book by Nilesh Oak

When Did The Mahabharata War Happen? 
The Mystery of Arundhati
Authored by Nilesh Nilkanth Oak 

In a drastic re-evaluation of astronomy observations from Mahabharata, using high-tech tool of modern astronomy and low-tech tool of the logic of scientific discovery, Nilesh Oak’s extraordinary book presents ordinary theory of astronomy observations that would lead to a quantum jump in our understanding of the Mahabharata War:
How a theory based on single unifying idea corroborates 100+ astronomy observations • Where to search for the year of the Mahabharata War – Epoch of 6500 years & Compact time interval of 3000 years • How a single observation, previously known but unexplained, falsifies 96% of all proposals for the year of the Mahabharata War • Why does it matter how long Bhishma was lying on the bed of arrows • How ancient is the tradition of meticulous astronomy observations.

Acceptance of his theory leads to surprising conclusions about our current understanding of world civilizations, domestication of horses, dating of Ramayana or Vedas and antiquity of meticulous astronomy observations. Rejection of his theory would compel us to search for the likes of Newton and Lagrange, among the Sages of India, at least thousand years before Sir Isaac Newton & Joseph-Louis Lagrange.

Praise for 'When did the Mahabharata War Happen?: The Mystery of Arundhati'
"You have done a great job. I requested astronomers to consider if Arundhati had gone ahead of Vasisth in 1971, when I published 'Swayambhu' . But nobody cared. You are the first to do the great job!"

- P V Vartak (Author of 'Swayambhu' & 'Wastav Ramayana')

"Grueling and unfaltering logic"

- P. B., A reader from Tamilnad, India

I have already done a first reading! It is absolutely fantastic! I loved the way Nilesh presents the cases - as experiments and problems! He did his work a lot of justice by opting for this format. Many writes books and mostly it is all commentary. All very readable and entertaining, but at the same time obfuscating the data and its analysis, and allowing too much of their subjectivity to creep in and too much of entertaining rhetoric to hide the content. "The Mahabharata War did not take place anytime after 4380 BC" is really one of the biggest achievements of his work! That is the road block that needs to be placed before all those writing anything on history, especially Westerners and their lackeys doing so in India. Anybody from now on opening his mouth to refute Indian Antiquity needs to be asked, "So how do you explain Arundhati walking in front of Vashishta"?" I presume they too would be scratching their heads at least as long as Nilesh did, 15 years, before the solution to the mystery hit him! "The fall of Abhijit" was a very interesting case and really makes one sweat with the repercussions of astronomical knowledge among Indians dating back to 14602 BCE when they made their correction of the nakshatra system, and even as far back as 22,500 BCE when the nakshatra system could have been established having marked Rohini as the nakshatra for the Summer Solstice and thus the starting of the New Year and perhaps of the Calendar itself! Basically the need for change in the nakshatra system itself alludes to the antiquity of India's nakshatra system. It is interesting that alone from this insight one can see that India has had a civilization about as long as the precession of the equinoxes - 26000 years. We have gone one whole rotation around the Vishnu Nabhi! I think the insight about what "Vakri" means can be helpful in deciphering other ancient texts and thus can prove very helpful. The alternate meaning of "Vishakha" can also prove useful. With "The Epoch of Arundhati" Nilesh answers the question of Mahabharata's antiquity and in fact offers an absolute chronology even, and with the "Fall of Abhijit" he answers the question of the antiquity of Indian Civilization!

- RA, Online review

Publication Date:
Jun 04 2011
0983034400 / 9780983034407
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / Ancient / General