Real History of Ancient India
Course Description: Is Mahabharata myth or History? Join this course to understand the factual truth. Indology or Indian history has been plagued by foreign narratives for very long. Traditionally, history in India was studied from the Itihasas and Puranas. However, due to coming under foreign rule, much of India’s history given in these books were deliberately labelled as mythology. Western Indologists of modern times have continued this practice, and thus added to the confusion. This has robbed the shastras from their place as valid historical accounts. Factual Indian history therefore, remains elusive till date.
This course aims to overhaul and set the record straight in regards to the original history of ancient India, with a special focus on the Mahabharata. This course will be extremely useful to both the preachers and practitioners of Sanatana Dharma. The fact is that we need sound knowledge of Indian history for proving the validity of the Shastric narrative. This course therefore, will be an eye opener and will provide the “Real history of ancient India” backed up with academic and scientific data. This is basically an attempt to reconcile historical accounts in shastras with modern findings. All data presented therefore, will be backed up with proper citations.
The presenter with his in-depth research and analysis, will reveal the facets of Indian history, which you may have not heard, read or understood before. The participants of this course will be well-equipped to attend future courses of the (same) speaker on specific fields like Ethnology, Comparative history, Science in ancient India, Epigraphy, Historical Geography, Puranic Chronology, etc., with each course covering one field in detail. Don’t miss it!
- Introduction to Indian History & Historiography
- Colonial conspiracy and the Aryan Invasion theory
- Literary sources and their significance in understanding ancient history
- Historical Geography – Geographical data in itihasas and Puranas
- Archaeology and associated data
- Puranic chronology – The dynasties of Kali yuga
Course Materials: Brief notes on every session
Target Audience: Anyone wishing to understand the “Real History of ancient India”
Assessment Plan: An examination held at the end of the course
Course Requirement: None – Open for all