Scientific Analysis of Indian Historyby Potluri Rao In Seattle
These open lectures are designed to encourage critical thinking skills. They use the Strict Scientific Method of Logic of Scientific Discovery. Truth emerges only when hypotheses are rejected with verifiable facts. Indian history is used to demonstrate the scientific tools. Science can separate history from myth.
Reading material for each lecture is provided as a free downloadable digital library. Only the material that meets standards of the Strict Scientific Method is included. Science has no place for prejudices.
Current Era (CE) is used instead of AD (After Christ). Similarly, Before Current Era (BCE) is used instead of BC (Before Christ). BCE and CE are in common usage.
01 The Rig Veda Reading material
The Rig Veda was a treatise on logic. It was misinterpreted by people who were ignorant of logic. A critical rendering reveals accurate account of Indian social life around 2000 BCE.
02 The Bhagavad Gita Reading material
Both the Rig Veda and the Bhagavad Gita were treatises on logic. They were misinterepreted by people who were ignorant of logic. The Gita presented a logic of Scientific Discovery. Here we trace evolutionary history of logic of the Gita. The logic of the Gita is presented in a lecture on the Science God.
03 Hinduism Reading material
Hinduism was a Scientific Method. It was pure logic. It was misinterpreted by people who were ignorant of logic. Hinduism is presented in a logical format.
04 Knowledge Reading material
The Brahma Sutra was a logic of scientific reasoning. It was the foundation of all science. It is presented in a simple form to make it understandable to students of science.
05 The Science God Reading material
The Gita presented a Logic of Scientific Discovery. It was a logical extension of the Brahma Sutra. It was called Sruti. All science is a manifestation of Sruti.
06 Ganesha Reading material
Ganesha, the elephant head god, was the brainchild of Adi Shankara. Adi Shankara liberated Hindus from the tyranny of gods invented by Brahmin to rob India. Gandhi used the same formula to liberate Hindus from the tyranny of British.
07 Hanuman Reading material
Hunuman the monkey was a Vedic-God. He did not rob India. He was a Friend of Indians for thousands of years before the gods Vishnu and Rama were invented.
08 Buddhism Reading material
Buddha was invented by Greeks to rob Persia. Siddhartha had nothing to do with Buddha.
09 The Agni Cult Reading material
The Agni (fire) Cult originated in Syria. They migrated to Kalinga (South India) around 3000 BCE. They existed only in Kalinga. They composed the Rig Veda. They invented logic. They had nothing to do with Brahmin, gods, Yajna, or Dharmashastra.
10 The Ramayana Reading material
There are as many Ramayanas as there are different cultures. The skeleton of the story is the same, but the social values expressed in each Ramayana are different. Analysis of social values provides us accurate information on Indian social history.
11 Where is Lanka? Reading material
Lanka in the original Valmiki Ramayana had nothing to do with Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Ravana's Lanka, Hanuman's Rsyamuka hill, and Jatayu's Mahendra dvar were real. They exist even today near Jabalpur city (MP). The path of abduction of Sita can be traced on a map with pinpoint accuracy.
12 The Mahabharata Reading material
The original epic Mahabharata is lost. The extant Mahabharata is a fictionalized version. Excavation of the original provides us valuable insights about the social life at the time of the war (1000 BCE).
13 Ancient History Reading material
Ancient history is scarce. The only source is Puranas. Puranas were fiction, fabricated by the latter-day Brahmin who were ignorant of logic.
14 Indian History Reading material
Science does not agree with the Brahmin (British) version of Indian history. Recent advances in DNA research tell us an entirely different story.
15 The Hindu Law Reading material
Hindu Law is based on equal rights to all generations Past, Present, and Future. It is misinterpreted by people brought up under Western Law based only on Present.
16 Manu Reading material
Brahmin were migrants from Persia. Dharmashastra was the Brahmin law dictated by their cult leader in Persia. It was blind worship. It was never the law in India. Indian law evolved naturally.
17 The Indian Law Reading material
Evolutionary history of the Indian Law from Aurangzeb to the present is analyzed.
18 The Arthashastra Reading material
The golden age of Maurya (Gupta) Empire was generated by the realization that only trade between Indian nations could generate wealth. A logic of trade was articulated in the Arthashastra as Danda Niti.
19 The Telugu language Reading material
All spoken dialects of South India and many of North India trace their origin to a language of hill people called Kui. Linguistic analysis of South Indian dialects suggests that the Agni people reached Kalinga by 2000 BCE.
20 The Koya language Reading material
This is a continuation of the lecture on Telugu for readers who are familiar with the Telugu script. Several spoken dialects of the Virgin Telugu are presented in the reading material link. They do not contain any Sanskrit words. They are a rich source material for linguistic research.
21 Ravana Reading material
In Indian folklore Ravana is synonymous with ten heads. In the original Valmiki Ramayana, both Rama and Ravana were human with only one head and two hands.
Who gave Ravana ten heads and why?
Potluri Rao is a graduate of University of Chicago and Delhi School of Economics.
Click here for a list of some of his technical scholarly publications.