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what about other nations in the world. The book speaks about Indian History.

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This is best book I have read in my life time. It tells about real Indian history, our ancestors and our values.

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Interesting book. However, there are some obvious discrepancies. I am not saying that you should subscribe to the western scholar's version, which is petty, petulant and perverted but at least present the Indian version as it is, without straightening out the kinks and attempting to make sense of it from a western scholar's point of view. Best to wholly ignore them. Jai hind.  

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Having read just the first few pages, there were some facts stated by the author that are contentious with what is currently accepted by scholars. For example:
Gautama Buddha is reported to have
been active from the year 1846BCE (page xxv) which is almost 1300 years earlier than what has been established through historical study.
Similarily, Ashoka the Great is reported to have been active from 1453BCE (also page xxv). Current sources will list his birth around 300BCE.
Given just these two errors, it is hard to describe the writer as a credible source much less an authority on ancient Indian history.
 

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All is Mythology & unscientific specul;ation, there is little History in it.

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This book is one of the best books on ancient History of India. Mahabharata and Puranas are originally History books. Later many myths were added in in these books. Vardas(poets) exaggerated all the historical events. The author has sees our mythology from historical point of view. That is very nice. The author has given the true picture of Deva-Asura wars Ramayana period. However I would suggest him to give his view on Mahabharata period and Kurukshetra war as well. 

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The Author should know that a Sattya Yuga lasts for 1728000 years, a Treta Yuga for 1296000 years, a Dwapara Yuga for 864000 years and a Kali Yuga for 432000 years completing 1 Chaturyuga.

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It is not correct to assign 7300 BC to 4250 BC dates for these events. They are far more older where the author could not reach.

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Respected sir,
I have gone through the book History of Ancient India:
I wish to point out some glaring mistake in the same :
In page 29 under Rular Vena (43) son of Anga: and about Pruthu
it appears that the Author has concocted his own story without going through the original Bhagavatha . Pl check the original version
I furnish below the correct version as quoted in original Bhagavatha in brief.
King Anga a true king ruled the country well and later his son Vena became the ruler .since Vena is very crude and cruel in behavior ( not had any good quality of a price). in his younger days he used to take the small kids to the ponds and push them in to the water and watch them suffering in the water and ultimately kill them.
( King Anga could not bear this and left the kingdom unnoticed, so Vena became the king). He proclaimed that he is equal to God and everybody should pray to him only and no Yagna, Yaga should be done. He is nothing but an Atheist. The elders, Rishies were annoyed and advised the king not to do like that. But the king was adamant. Finally they cursed the King Vena and burnt him with their Thapas Sakthi ( OMKHARA). As there is no successor to the kingdom the rishies with their power of Thapas churned the arm of Vena's body and came out from the fire a bright purusha .. The rishies requested them to rule the kingdom and named Him as PRUTHU. Since there was no Yaga and Yagna the land became dry and no produce of grains.he realised the reason for the famine and his request the God to show mercy on the citizens . Later normalcy restored and he ruled the country in prosperity.
Actually all the incidents in the Baghavatham reveals the actual incidents and narrated as a story sequence to create a moral awareness in the mind of the people.
If incidents are twisted according to the view of the author then readers will be confused and History will become a fiction.
hence I am pointing out this incident only. Hope the learned Auther wll not mistake me for pointing out the wrong details.
regards
crsrinivasan
 

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