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

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Quest Books, 1995 - India - 341 pages
For decades, schoolbooks have taught that Sumer was the cradle of civilization. Conventional scholarship has also held that Aryan civilization came to India by way of invasions from the north. But in this ground-breaking book, three renowned scholars show that there was no "Aryan invasion," and that India, not Sumer, was the cradle of civilized humanity. Through exploring the rich symbols, metaphors, and myths of the Vedas, this book also examines the wealth of India's spirituality and its relevance for today's world.

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With this work, the authors, all three renowned Yoga and Vedic scholars with multiple publications to their names, set out to challenge the generally held theory that advanced culture began in Sumer ... Read full review

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Georg Feuerstein is an internationally recognized yoga scholar and has studied yoga since the age of fourteen. He is the author of The Essence of Yoga, Lucid Waking, The Philosophy of Classical Yoga, Sacred Sexuality, and The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali.

Professor Kak is author of The Astronomical Code of the Rgveda.

Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is a world renowned teacher of Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology and Veda and the author of several definitive texts in these fields over the past twenty-five years. He follows the Tantric approach of Ganapti Muni, the chief disciple of the great Avaitic guru Ramana Maharshi.

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