In Search of the Cradle of Civilization: New Light on Ancient India

In Search of the Cradle of Civilization: New Light on Ancient India

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By (author) PhD Georg Feuerstein, By (author) Subhash Kak, By (author) David Frawley, Edited by Vija Bremanis

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  • Publisher: Quest Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 374 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 239mm x 23mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Wheaton, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0835607410
  • ISBN 13: 9780835607414
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 344,464

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Contrary to the schoolbook notion, the real cradle of civilization may well have been, not Sumer, but India. This book completely revisions ancient history and suggests that by understanding how our ancestors faced their problems of existence, we can find important answers to our own unprecedented crises. The authors cite the latest archaeological, geological, and linguistic evidence to show that the ancient Indians had a highly evolved culture that has influenced the Western world decisively and still has much to teach us today. They find the magnificent sacred text, the Rig-Veda, to be much older than assumed, and they decode the spiritual wisdom hidden in its symbols, metaphors, and myths. They also unravel the astonishing mathematical and astronomical code hidden in the Vedic hymns. "This is a scholarly masterpiece and belongs in the homw and library of every person who wishes to evolve using the wisdom of the ages."--Deepak Chopra, M.D.

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