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The Sarasvati Civilization - A Paradigm Shift in Ancient Indian History

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Who were the Harappans? How are they related to present-day Indians? Was there ever an “Aryan Invasion”? The Sarasvati Civilization: A New Paradigm in Ancient Indian History brings together evidence from satellite imagery, geology, hydrodynamics, archaeology, epigraphy, textual hermeneutics and DNA research to place together ancient Indian history in the light of new discoveries and facts which were simply not available to colonial historians of the 19th century and have been overlooked thereafter. At the heart of the ancient Indian Civilization was the mighty Sarasvati river which was in full flow 5000-6000 years ago. 60–80 % of the so-called Indus Valley Civilisation sites which have been discovered are not on the banks of the Indus but on the course of the Sarasvati. The drying-out of the river is the most significant factor in the history and migrations of the ancient Indians. With new evidence, the time has come for a significant paradigm shift in Indology. This book breaks new ground to lay the foundation for an authentic Indian history.

    Paperback, 240 pages
    Published 2019
  • Original Title : The Sarasvati Civilization - A Paradigm Shift in Ancient Indian History
  • Publisher : Garuda Prakashan Pvt Ltd
  • Genre : Ancient Indian History , Indus Valley Civilization
  • ISBN : 1942426143 (ISBN13: 9781942426141)
  • Language : English
  • User assigned genres : Indus Valley Civilization, Ancient Indian History
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Ashish Kumar rated it
February 07, 2021
On the question of river Sarasvati’s role in the creation and decline of the Harappan civilization, the Indian academia is divided into two warring camps and Major General (Dr) G.D.Bakshi in his book, the Sarasvati Civilization, has taken a stand against all those – in his own words, left and liberal scholars, who either support the Aryan migration theory or reject the identification of the Rigvedic river Sarasvati with the now dry Ghaggar-Hakra river. Having provided a detailed survey of recent archaeological and genetic studies, the autho ... more
Srinidhi B rated it
December 06, 2020
"The book is very comprehensive....and it is perfect for a layman and expert alike....." "We live in an age when most millennials suffer from an identity crisis and the Indic society is in greater need of consolidation and leadership than ever before. Research and dialogues on the Saraswati River, I believe, will prove fruitful to address these issues in our quest for civilizational identity- a quest to find our history." Please find my full review of this book here- https://www.indictoday.com/reviews/review-sarasvati-civilization/


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