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Being taught in schools forcing billion plus people to forget their past and their own heritageThe FightbackFor that you have to ead this book This incredibly meticulous and well argued book clearly establishes1 There was a Saraswati iver fed by numerous streams and also feeding lakes other ivers and above all the people who had once set up one of the greatest civilisations in the history of mankind2 Those who had composed the Rig Veda and post Vedic literature were intricately aware of its existence and the ole that it had played once3 The civilisation still being described as the Indus Valley Civilisation is actually an Indus Saraswati civilisation at least if not the Saraswati Civilisation4 As a esult of the gradual decay and death of Saraswati that Civilisation withered forcing the people to migrate eastward while etaining many many customs which are being practiced even today5 The so called Aryans were actually descendants of those who had lived during the Indus Saraswati Civilization6 THERE WAS NO ARYAN INVASIONIf you are an Indian please ead this bookIf you have even the slightest interest in history please ead this bookIf you are opposed to the teaching of lies and falsehoods just to suit the interest of ulers practicing divide and ule please ead this bookIt s actually a classic A very well esearched book that draws from different fields from archeology hydrography history DNA analysis soil and climate analysis as well as Local legends to trace the history of the Saraswati iver and establish that the Indian civilization has been a continuous and living civilization for over 9000 years The narrative though is not at all a drab technical book but ather exicting An enjoyable ead The sarasvati has been pulled down to the earth from the ealm of legend The iver was lost but not forgotten And even as she dried up she grew in vigour as an incarnation of Speech and Inspiration Her last waters gurgling to a stop the goddess took up her dwelling at the source of every true thought and word a source unlikely to ever un dry Your excellent waters fill this whole universe A thoroughly esearched work on the saraswati iver and the Sindhu Saraswati civilization Part one deals with the geographical location of the saraswati iver the topographical analysis of the iver bed and the textual analysis of the vedic iver and tradition How the Ghagghar hakra system came to identified as the Vedic Saraswati iver how the paleo beds show that part of the waters of both Yamuna and Sutlej once flowed into it making it a mighty iver indeed Infact a part of the saraswati iver still seems to flow underground as our Puranas and legends say it doesThe second part deals with the Harappan civilization that once thrived on its banks In fact the number of sites of this civilization on the Saraswati iver are far than the ones on the Sindhu iver Michel Danino here deals with the main sites on the Indian sideThe third part deals with the civilizational continuity and the emarkable continuity of eligious beliefs and motifs in the Indian subcontinent from the Harappan civilization to the second urbanization on the Ganga plains and continuing upto the present day The ethos of the Indian civilization was shaped during the neolithic and chalcolithic periods From the neolithic time till almost today there has never been in spite of spectacular changes in the course of time a definite gap or break in the history of the Indian subcontinent Contrary to what the western indologists propose there doesn t seem to be any evidence for the claim of two distinct Harappan and Aryan cultures Both the Harappans and the Aryans lived on the banks of the Saraswati iver and they are most likely the same people Even the earliest cities on the Ganga plains show the same design and construction as those of the Harappan civilization When the mighty Saraswati dried up the people started moving southwards towards Godavari and eastwards towards Ganga And it is here in the Ganga basin that the second urbanization has taken placeI hope we can get an update on this book with the latest architectural genetic findings May purifying Sarasvati with all the plenitude of her forms of plenty ich in substance by the thought desire our sacrificeShe the inspirer of true intuitions the awakener in consciousness to ight thoughts Sarasvati upholds our sacrificeSarasvati by the perception awakens in consciousness the great flood and illumines entirely all the thoughts Rig Veda This was fun eading this book Loved it Read this book in 1 day A scholarly work that draws on a mountain of prior esearch the author s own esearch and conclusions drawn from these Be aware this book is not the story of the Sarasvati it explores the mythology history geography of the iver drawing from various sources the vedas epics folklore local customspractices archaeology history meteorology geology etc For those wanting to delve deeper the author gives copious footnotes and further notes and eferences in an extensive appendix The Sarasvati has a deep culturual and historical significance to the people of India For anyone interested in understanding our oots our history the book is a must ead Inspite of being a esearch work the book is easy to ead and is written in a format that the lay man can understand and comprehendThe author also gives a glimpse into the ich past of India something that the history taught in our schools and colleges unfortunately does not The architectural and by extension technological superiority of the Indus valley civilisation the author actually feels it should be the Sarasvati valley civilisation the extensive trade links the civilisation had with other far flung countries the economic prosperity of its peoples are all very well captured Definitely a must ead for the history buff for the esearcher and for all Indians interested in their oots and ich past Remarkable book that tells the emarkable history of a emarkable iver that sustained a emarkable civilizationIt is are tha. Cal studies have probed its evolution and disappearance while satellite imagery has traced the iver's buried courses and isotope analyses have dated ancient waters still stored under the Thar Desert In the same Northwest the subcontinent's first urban societythe Indus civilizationflourished and declined But it was not watered by the Indus alone since Aurel Stein's expedition in the 1940s hundreds of Harappan sites have been identi.
T a book flows with the same ease and felicity as the iver it seeks to describe This is that are book The iver Saraswati when it flowed some five thousand years ago gave birth to the most massive and advanced ancient civilization that existed The almost million suare kilometers of land that formed the Indus Saraswati Civilization saw the development of the most advanced urban planning in the ancient world a system of standardized weights and measures that boggles the mind a social order that was egalitarian than has ever existed anywhere since When the iver stopped flowing severely depleted by the double desertion of the Sutlej and Yamuna it caused a massive abandonment of the Indus Saraswati sites with its esidents migrating to the Gangetic plains and elsewhere giving birth to a new phase in the evolution of the Vedic dharma which saw its birth amidst the fertile plains of the Indus Saraswati That the existence of this once mighty iver is in dispute is itself a sordid tale of ideologies polluting academics Michel Danino writes fluidly engagingly makes this book a page turner Full eview at He s managed to make something as mundane as data weave omanticism here A journey creating a magical web through seemingly everythingright from the verses in the Rig Veda to the hyperbole borowing a word from the author here of the stories in the Mahabharatafrom the painstakingly complex geographical and archaeological studies to the eferences strewn all over in folk loreAnd the mighty Saraswati flows amidst all the objections and counter theories present today on her once famed existence and inspires yet againIn 45 of its hymns the Rig Veda showers praise on the Saraswati her name appears 72 times and three hymns are wholly dedicated to herthe iver s name may eually be endered as she of the stream the flowing movement to uote Sri Aurobindo s translationthe wife of Uthaya a ishi was snatched away by God Varuna while she was bathing in the Yamuna In order to pressurize Varuna who dwelled in the waters and uled over that element to eturn his wife Uthaya caused 600000 lakes of the egion to disappear and command Saraswati to become invisible to leave this egion and go to the desert And at any ate Saraswati did go to the desert Passion is the main thread in this book the author s the archaeologists and the explorers who went in search of the mighty iver that disappeared He even takes you to the times of the Indus Indus Saraswati civilization and walks you through the Harappan streetsevidence after evidence of the continuity in the civilization and the backbone behind it all one mighty iver that some even dismiss as just an imagination of the ishis Here was a mighty iver as large as the Indus and the Ganges systems that was expressly everenced above all other ivers in the Vedas that shored up the Indus Valley civilization even dispatched old cities and created new ones as it mercurially shifted its course again and again by connecting and disconnecting with the neighboring Himalayan ivers flowing down to the marginal seas It was amply written about in both literary and archeological tomes oftentimes with evolutionary and hydrological precision impressive even by current day standards Other well known ivers continue to flow its path today traditions tied to the iver continue to be followed in the places that are now dry and built upon Still the Saraswati River was presumed to have been mythological because the proof of its existence was muddled up with traditional stories and all geological evidence was buried beyond the each of scientists until todayToday satellite imagery confirms that the River Saraswati did exist and substantiates many of its hydrological properties that were ecorded in the old texts Scientists are now sifting through the old archeological material eligious texts and folk stories and separating the errors from the truths the erratums from the political plugs the nonsense from the non science the non science from the science in general challenging some previously divined truths and also crediting some previously dismissed views This book is a comprehensive compendium of the search for the lost and the esearch of the found River Saraswati and the civilizations that lived along it It is presented thoroughly than any other book has done thus far for laypeople Except its dryness ivals the River Saraswati as it is today I still waded through the book s slough imagining the iver s once awe inspiring stature because it was written conscientiously and with untiring diligence I ead only ecently that among other things the purpose of science is also to come up with uestions that have never been asked before This books shares some new uestions that archeologists have only just begun to ask and that says a lot about how far we have come with exploring the River Saraswati and how many uestions there are to ask and with some luck answer In archeology guided speculation is an important component of discovery I hope the next edition of this book includes many well designed maps and colorful images integrated into the text to help eaders unfamiliar with the geography of the area string along with the author better The author shares a lot of detail on the past and present work by archeologists to find and excavate Indus Saraswati sites But I would have liked to see the places alongside the 1500 kms of River Saraswati come to life in a vivid way by tying archeology to anthropology and the civilization to the iver I would have also liked to see story telling and scientific political and social contexts of the current archeological investigations Because this book is dry I ecommend that the eader ead the last two chapters that is Part 3 Section 11 The Saraswati s Testimony and the Epilogue Saraswati Turns Invisible before diving into the book That way you kind of jump into the pool knowing how deep the water is This book would make a fantastic documentary film A journey through trails of the lost iver well esearched and explained. Fied in the now dry Sarasvati's basin The ich Harappan legacy in technologies arts and culture sowed the seeds of Indian civilization as we know it now Drawing from ecent esearch in a wide ange of disciplines this book discusses differing viewpoints and proposes a harmonious synthesisa fascinating tale of exploration that brings to life the vital ole the lost iver of the Indian desert' played before its waters gurgled to a st.
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The Sindhumata Searching for the trail of Holy River Sarasvati The story of the lost iver Sarasvati is still being debated by scholars The current discussion includes evidences from several disciplines archeology hydrology satellite imagery geology history and the Vedic literature Most notably the Rigveda Brahmanas and itihasas particularly Mahabharata also offer additional evidence A brief summary of the book is as follows Geological survey in the early 19th century in states of Haryana Punjab Rajasthan and Cholistan where iver Sarasvati is known have flown during Vedic times evealed numerous uined settlements that belonged to either the Harappan civilization or a period prior to or after Harappan era The author eviews tremendous amount of literature and discusses all aspects of Sarasvati where it flew and how it may have vanished The overwhelming evidence suggests that ecological and environmental factors led to years of drought that drove the iver to complete dryness The Vedic literature and archeology have been combined to construct the best picture for lost iver Sarasvati and other tributaries that watered and gave life to Indus civilization It is on the banks of this iver where great Vedic sages may have found solace serenity and creativity that may have transpired into the hymns of Rigveda Rigveda showers praise in 45 hymns on Sarasvati her name appears 72 times and three hymns are wholly dedicated to her She is often invoked in the company of two sister goddesses Ila and Bharati The waters of iver Sarasvati is said to be great amongst great the impetuous iver created vast limitless unbroken swift moving and she surpasses in majesty and might of all other ivers And Sarasvati is indeed is the mother of ivers Sindumata One of the Vedic clans the Purus is said to have dwelled on her grassy banks during the Vedic times In RV 24116 she is called mbitame n d tame d vitame s asvati Best mother Best River Best goddess RV 66112 associates the Sarasvati River with the five tribes and hymn 7956 with the Paravatas and the PurusSome scholars suggest that the Vedic Sarasvati River is the same as Ghaggar Hakra River Rigveda 1075 mentions Sarasvati River flowing between the Yamuna in the east and the Sutlej in the west According to the Mahabharata the Sarasvati dried up in a desert at a place named Vinasana or Adarsana after having disappeared in the desert but eappears in few other places and finally enters into a communion with the ocean Many legends have been woven with espect to these descriptions of Sarasvati in Mahabharata and Puranas Several Puranas describe the Sarasvati River and also ecord that the iver separated into a number of lakes In the Skanda Purana the Sarasvati originates from the water pot of Brahma and flows from Plaksa on the Himalayas Though Sarasvati initially emerged as a iver goddess in the Vedic scriptures in the Puranas she was arely associated with the iver Instead she is described as an independent goddess of knowledge learning wisdom music and the arts Currently there has been a surge of activity due to enewed interest in finding the trail of Holy Sarasvati In 2015 the Indian government has set up a Sarasvati Research Institute in the state of Haryana at Mughalwali near Adibadri A channel of about three miles long has been marked out as Sarasvati Marg The digging at Adibadri has esulted in some positive esults and aising the hopes that Sarasvati flows undergroundThis work is an exhaustive eview of available literature and I very much enjoyed eading the book The maps showing the path of ancient ivers and how it evolved over centuries with prehistoric settlements is nicely illustrated Most notable settlement on its bank was Kalibangan where numerous archeological expeditions have yielded voluminous data on this mature Harappan civilization The last chapter summarizes the book very effectively I strongly ecommend this book to anyone interested in the trail of lost iver Sarasvati Indus valley civilization and Rigveda Readers and critics often talk about historical thrillers Sometimes they invent sub genres like archaeological thrillers or mythological thrillers while trying to pigeonhole some unputdownable action driven story dotted with physical or metaphorical blasts from the pastHere comes something which to uote the great Amitabh Bachchan stands taller than all such fictional works akin to This is history as a crime thriller Let me describe the situation in such termsThe EstateThere used to be a massive iver fed by perennial sources bringing life and sustaining civilisation over a very large area One day geographical whims and other factors started killing it Slowly it withered and eventually died forcing its children to move away but not without its loving memory They mixed with others esettled and gave their memories a written shape while developing new features in their culture due to changing geography Eventually known history came to consider them as the starting point of historyThe InheritanceArchaeological seismic and hydrological studies submitted irrefutable proofs to show that the successors now inhabiting over a vast egion had originated from the area and the people nourished by that once mighty iver and NOT from some imaginary people who were otherwise being euated with ulers and heroesThe CrimeSome people panicked They were apparently well espected but had come to define their positions through hetoric and ideology than evidence An intricate web of lies and deceit had been spun in the meanwhile to ensure divide and ule by declaring North Indians as invading Aryans and South Indians and tribal people as the original esidents Now that web started getting unraveled due to hard facts brought out by satellite imagery and excavations So those esteemed Marxist historians notably Romila Thapar Irfan Habib and RS Sharma swung into action They eceived support from other people with vested interests As a esult versions of history which have got discredited than sixty years ago continued. The Indian subcontinent was the scene of dramatic upheavals a few thousand years ago The Northwest egion entered an arid phase and erosion coupled with tectonic events played havoc with iver courses One of them disappeared Celebrated as Sarasvati' in the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata this iver was ediscovered in the early nineteenth century through topographic explorations by British officials Recently geological and climatologi.
Michel Danino was born in France in 1956 At the age of 21 after four years of higher scientific studies he decided to live in India where he first took part in the English translation editing and publication of books related to Sri Aurobindo and Mother A student of Indian civilization culture and history he has lectured widely and published research papers in journals of archaeology and In