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The Lost River On The Trail of the Sarasvati doc Ú 368 pages Î ✤ [Download] ➼ The Lost River On The Trail of the Sarasvati By Michel Danino ➶ – The Lost River explores the geography history and mythology of the Sarasvati river drawing from various sources like folklore the VedE of the river It goes over the upheavals that the Indian subcontinent went through thousands of years ago explaining the dry weather erosion and tectonic events that changed the terrain altered river courses and may have made the Sarasvati disappear The book then chronicles explorations into the river started which began around the early nineteenth century when it was rediscovered by British officials doing topographic explorationsThe book also explains the culture around that time shedding light on the Indus valley civilisation and the rich and flourishing culture of Harappa The book goes on the show He's managed to make something as mundane as 'data' weave romanticism here A journey creating a magical web through seemingly everythingright from the verses in the Rig Veda to the hyperbole borowing a word from the author here of the stories in the Mahabharatafrom the painstakingly complex geographical and archaeological studies to the references strewn all over in folk loreAnd the mighty Saraswati flows amidst all the objections and counter theories present today on her once famed existence and inspires yet againIn 45 of its hymns the Rig Veda showers praise on the Saraswati; her name appears 72 times and three hymns are wholly dedicated to herthe river's name may eually be rendered as 'she of the stream the flowing movement' to uote Sri Aurobindo's translationthe wife of Uthaya a rishi was snatched away by God Varuna while she was bathing in the Yamuna In order to pressurize Varuna who dwelled in the waters and ruled over that element to return his wife Uthaya caused 600000 lakes of the region to disappear and command Saraswati 'to become invisible' to 'leave this region and go to the desert'And at any rate Saraswati did 'go to the desert'Passion is the main thread in this book; the author's the archaeologists' and the explorers' who went in search of the mighty river that disappeared He even takes you to the times of the Indus Indus Saraswati civilization and walks you through the Harappan streetsevidence after evidence of the continuity in the civilization and the backbone behind it all one mighty river that some even dismiss as just an imagination of the rishis

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The Lost River explores the geography history and mythology of the Sarasvati river drawing from various sources like folklore the Vedas archaeology local practices history geology and meteorology The book explains that the river its very existence and its course have been discussed and speculated over for years The magnificence of the Sarasvati has been detailed in scriptures like the Rig Veda Historians and archaeologists could not understand how it mysteriously ceased to exist Some of the even deem the river a mythThis book attempts the deduce facts from fable and makes a strong case for the existenc The sarasvati has been pulled down to the earth from the realm of legend The river was 'lost' but not forgotten And even as she dried up she grew in vigour as an incarnation of Speech and Inspiration Her last waters gurgling to a stop the goddess took up her dwelling at the source of every true thought and word a source unlikely to ever run dry 'Your excellent waters fill this whole universe' A thoroughly researched work on the saraswati river and the Sindhu Saraswati civilization Part one deals with the geographical location of the saraswati river the topographical analysis of the river bed and the textual analysis of the vedic river and tradition How the Ghagghar hakra system came to identified as the Vedic Saraswati river how the paleo beds show that part of the waters of both Yamuna and Sutlej once flowed into it making it a mighty river indeed Infact a part of the saraswati river still seems to flow underground as our Puranas and legends say it doesThe second part deals with the Harappan civilization that once thrived on its banks In fact the number of sites of this civilization on the Saraswati river are far than the ones on the Sindhu river Michel Danino here deals with the main sites on the Indian sideThe third part deals with the civilizational continuity and the remarkable continuity of religious beliefs and motifs in the Indian subcontinent from the Harappan civilization to the second urbanization on the Ganga plains and continuing upto the present day The ethos of the Indian civilization was shaped during the neolithic and chalcolithic periods From the neolithic time till almost today there has never been in spite of spectacular changes in the course of time a definite gap or break in the history of the Indian subcontinent Contrary to what the western indologists propose there doesn't seem to be any evidence for the claim of two distinct Harappan and Aryan cultures Both the Harappans and the Aryans lived on the banks of the Saraswati river and they are most likely the same people Even the earliest cities on the Ganga plains show the same design and construction as those of the Harappan civilization When the mighty Saraswati dried up the people started moving southwards towards Godavari and eastwards towards Ganga And it is here in the Ganga basin that the second urbanization has taken placeI hope we can get an update on this book with the latest architectural genetic findings May purifying Sarasvati with all the plenitude of her forms of plenty rich in substance by the thought desire our sacrificeShe the inspirer of true intuitions the awakener in consciousness to right thoughts Sarasvati upholds our sacrificeSarasvati by the perception awakens in consciousness the great flood and illumines entirely all the thoughts Rig Veda

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The Lost River On The Trail of the SarasvatiThe results of explorations into the river’s origins and course using modern technology like satellite imagery and isotope analysis The author has also used his proof of the existence of the river to bolster his theory that Aryans were indigenous to India and not foreign invadersThe Lost River was published in 2010 by Penguin India and is available in paperbackKey Features The book presents evidence for the existence and information about the course and demise of the Sarasvati from various fields of investigation It contains an extensive appendix with further information and a vast number of footnot A scholarly work that draws on a mountain of prior research the author's own research and conclusions drawn from these Be aware this book is not the 'story of the Sarasvati'; it explores the mythology history geography of the river drawing from various sources the vedas epics folklore local customspractices archaeology history meteorology geology etc For those wanting to delve deeper the author gives copious footnotes and further notes and references in an extensive appendix The Sarasvati has a deep culturual and historical significance to the people of India For anyone interested in understanding our roots our history the book is a must read Inspite of being a 'research' work the book is easy to read and is written in a format that the lay man can understand and comprehendThe author also gives a glimpse into the rich past of India something that the history taught in our schools and colleges unfortunately does not The architectural and by extension technological superiority of the Indus valley civilisation the author actually feels it should be the Sarasvati valley civilisation the extensive trade links the civilisation had with other far flung countries the economic prosperity of its peoples are all very well captured Definitely a must read for the history buff for the researcher and for all Indians interested in their roots and rich past