History of Ancient India: A New Version from 7300 B.C. to 4250 B.C
The present book, History of Ancient India, is an attempt to present the Indian history in the light of recent discoveries and excavations made in this field. The history of India before the invasion of Alexander the Great in 328 B.C. has been generally considered a myth. Accordingly, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, Manu and Mandhata, Harishchandra and Bhagirath, Shri Rama and Shri Krishna, all have been treated as non-historical, mythical personages. But the recent discoveries like those of Dwarika of Shri Krishna in the sea and Lanka of Ravana in Orissa as well as the authentic determining of the date of floods, that find mention in the Purana, have outrightly refuted the past presumptions. With new things coming to light, it is desirable that history be rewritten. It is with this view that the present book has been written. It aims at presenting the information in an analytical manner and also in chronological order. Beginning from the Vedic yuga, the book presents an in-depth study of Devasura yuga, Satya yuga, Dwapar yuga and Kaliyuga. All the information, both conventional and recent, provided in the book are authentic as they are taken from the authentic sources. The book is unique in its presentation as it richly provides maps of ancient states, photographs and figures, which not only give a glimpse of the related age or Yuga but also facilitate easy understanding of information. Since miracles, exaggerations, mysteries and supernatural powers find no reference here, the book can be considered a complete, authoritative text on ancient Indian history.It is hoped that the students, research scholars and teachers of Indian History will find this book highly useful and indispensable for having a thorough knowledge of ancient India. Even the general readers will find this book extremely interesting and informative.