From Bharata to India: Volume 1: Chrysee the Golden

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iUniverse, May 22, 2012 - History - 580 pages

The origin of world civilization can be traced to the Sindhu and Sarasvati river valleys (located in present-day Pakistan) as early as 8,000 BC. Here, innovation and originality in every aspect of human endeavor, from mathematics and science to art and sports, flourished. Yet the importance of this civilization, known as the Vedic period, has been deliberately downplayed.

Thoroughly researched and including an extensive bibliography, From Bharata to India rectifies this mistake in the perspective of world history and seeks to offer a comprehensive reference source. Author M. K. Agarwal shows how this early culture, where ideation by enlightened philosopher Brahmin kings, brought material and spiritual wealth that was to remain unchallenged until the colonial era. This Vedic-Hindu-Buddhist legacy subsequently influenced peoples and paradigms around the globe, ushering in an era of peace and plenty thousands of years before the Europeans.

By using original sources in Sanskirt as well as regional literature, Agarwal compares corresponding situations in other civilizations within the context of their own literary traditions and records to prove that Bharata forms the basis of world civilization. This is in direct contrast to the Greek or Arab miracle hypothesis put forth by numerous scholars.

The first of two volumes in this series, From Bharata to India offers a fascinating, in-depth glimpse into ancient Indias contribution to the modern world.

 

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Contents

The place value numerals upper panel evolved from the original in Brahmi 300 BC down to the Gwalior symbols 500 CE and finally Devanagari that...
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In the falconshaped altar the total number of special bricks used was 396 explained as 360 days of the year and the additional 36 days of the intercala...
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The iconic representation of the universe as a Sriyantra shows the tripartite division into earth atmosphere and the sun which are mirrored in the indiv...
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Yoga and Ayurveda Harness the Secret of Life
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Chakras are related to the energy channels the kundalini the endocrine glands the shabda brahma and the male and female presiding deities of Tantra ...
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Major preambles of Greek medical theories Aristotle placed the heart as the seat of soul and of the nervous system he held that semen generated in th...
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a manuscript of the 14th century These scientific details are to be contrasted with the absurd postulates of Greek medical traditions Figure 14
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The Greek theory of Vision hijacked by philosophers with no scientific or medical training held that the eye sent a beam of light on the objects to be ...
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The Indus World Pioneers the World Civilization
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The cradle of the IndusSarasvati Civilization along with some important Urban Centers
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The Indus Seals source Wikipedia
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The Priest King left and the Dancing Girl right found at the ISC sites source Wikipedia
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The Indus script and its possible delineation source Wikipedia
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The Maritime Expansion
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The maritime and terrestrial trade routes during the ISC phase all dates are approximate
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Bharata stood at the very heart of commercial routes that linked SE Asia to Europe The Silk Road solid black line connected Lo Yang to Alexandria ...
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Trade Along the Overland Road Network
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Major Religious Scriptures and Paradigms
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From the Vedic Ideal to Kingdoms and Empires
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The sixteen mahajanapadas or kingdoms of Northern Bharata around 600 BC the south remained fragmented source Wikipedia
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Daily Life Between the two Empires
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The Immortal Discoveries in Natural Sciences
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Spiritual Harmony through Fine Arts
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Wikipedia By contrast in Europe sculpture was only an esthetic pastime
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adapted from Vasudeva in Wikipedia On theother hand the European architecture was guided either by ecclesiastical exigencies or practical necessities
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Dharma and Karma in Secular Literature
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Performing Arts and Theater
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an ancient manuscript date and author unknown Wikipedia
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Celebrating Life by Games and Leisure
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The chess originated in ancient Bharata and spread around the world It was to become a game of the rich and wealthy in Europe and a symbol of sup...
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Globalization of the Divine Ideal
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Many Chinese scholars came to Bharata to study the VedicBuddhist scriptures and sciences The routes taken by FaHsien solid line and Huan Tsang br...
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Chrysee the Golden
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Bibliography
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M. K. Agarwal is a freelance writer. Dr. Agarwal currently lives in Thailand.

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