Discovery Publishing House, 2004 - Hindu civilization - 295 pages
Vedic civilization is rooted in the culture and traditions of the vedas. The vedas as we know, are the commandments of the God. Hence, Vedic civilization has survived the ravages of time, in spite of successive invasions of the alien civilizations. Limited aims of this book is to compile some of the unique perspectives of Vedic Civilization both at macro and micro levels.
What people are saying - Write a review
I can't speak for the entire book. But the author makes a staggering mistake on page 27 when he says that the first Greeks were the Achaeans circa 1,200 BC, and that the Myceneans were not Greek and did not speek the Indo-European Greek language.
It's been over 70 years since Michael Ventris translated Linear B, showing that the earliest Greeks go back as far as 1600 BC at least .
How the author could simply ignore this is literally shocking.
Origins of Vedic Civilization
The Aryan Problem
Traditional History from the Earliest
Political and Legal Institutions
Language and Literature
The Indus Valley in the Vedic Period
Dayananda on Philosophy of the Vedas
Little Tradition and Great Tradition
India and the West
How Ancient is the Vedic Tradition?
Religion and Philosophy