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An Alternative Timeline of Indian History

From Buddha and Mahavira to Bappa Rawal
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Type: Print Book
Genre: Religion & Spirituality, History
Language: English
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The chronology of ancient India is based on counting backward and forward from two sheet anchors of Indian history - the identification of Sandrokottos of Greek accounts with Chandragupta Maurya and the identification of Devanampriya Priyadarshi of major rock edicts with Ashoka Maurya. For Sandrokottos there is another candidate which fits better, Chandragupta I of Imperial Gupta dynasty. Thus most of ancient Indian chronology is based on a single set of evidence, major rock edicts of Devanampriya Priyadarshi. While Devanampriya Priyadarshi attributes his conversion to Buddhism to Kalinga war, there is no mention of Kalinga war in all the available literature about Ashoka Maurya. In this book it is proposed that the identification of Devanampriya Priyadarshi with Ashoka Maurya is wrong and Devanampriya Priyadarshi should be identified with Kumaragupta I, the great grandson of Chandragupta I of Imperial Gupta dynasty. Based on this identification, a new chronology of ancient Indian history has been proposed.

About the Author

Dr. Raja Ram Mohan Roy earned his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA. He moved to Canada as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Raja has conducted research and development in the areas of Extractive Metallurgy and Materials Processing for over twenty-five years. He has co-authored 40 research papers that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of international symposia. He has co-edited the book “Innovative Process Development in Metallurgical Industry.”
Raja has always had a fascination for ancient Indian civilization. He is the author of Vedic Physics: Scientific Origin of Hinduism, India before Alexander: A New Chronology, India after Alexander: The Age of Vikramādityas, India after Vikramāditya: The Melting Pot, Zero Points of Vedic Astronomy: Discovery of the Original Boundaries of Nakshatras, Zero Point of Jain Astronomy: The Origin of Malava Era, and An Alternative Timeline of Indian History: From Buddha and Mahavira to Bappa Rawal. Through his writings, Raja hopes to contribute towards the continuity and understanding of his civilization and, in the Indic tradition, repay the debt to his ancestors for their contributions and their sacrifices.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637545874
Publisher: Mount Meru publishing
Number of Pages: 216
Dimensions: 5.5"x8.5"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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