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    DescriptionThe idea of a lost ancient civilization located at the North Pole at a time when its climate was friendlier to human habitation is suggested in many of the world's oldest myths and sacred scriptures. Drawing upon his vast knowledge of the Hindu Vedas and the Zoroastrian Avesta, Tilak makes a painstakingly detailed analysis of the texts and compares them with the geological, astronomical and archaeological evidence to show the plausibility of the Arctic having been the primordial cradle of the Aryan race before changing conditions forced the Aryans southward into present-day Europe, Iran and India. Although this theory has never gained widespread acceptance among mainstream scholars since it was first published in 1903, Tilak has made a compelling case which is not easily refuted. Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856-1920), who was given the honorary title Lokmanya (chosen leader of the people), was one of the fathers of India's independence movement in opposition to British colonial rule. He was imprisoned several times for his vocal advocacy of violent revolt against the colonial authorities on the basis of Vedic scripture.His time in prison gave him time to work on his more scholarly projects, such as the present book. Although he did not live to see the ultimate victory of the movement he had helped to establish, he is widely acknowledged as having been one of the main driving forces behind it due to his influence on Gandhi and the other leaders who saw his mission through to its end in 1947.


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    Title
    The Arctic Home in the Vedas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 342
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781907166341
    ISBN 10: 1907166343
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QMP
    BIC subject category V2: HRAX, HD, HBJQ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25470
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HRGS
    BISAC V2.8: REL032030
    Thema V1.0: NK, QRAX, QRDF, NHQ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QMP
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Arktos Media
    Imprint name
    Arktos Media
    Publication date
    25 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London