This is what Arab Geographer and traveller, Abu Zaidu-l Hasan, of Siraf (916 CE-?) [who based on his travel to India in 10th century CE and reading and questioning Persian and Arab travellers and merchants to India like Sulaiman and Al Masudi,...
We will be analysing the following travel records of medieval time Arab and Chinese travelers, traders and scholars like Alberuni (970-1039 CE) [who came to India with Mahmud Ghazni and stayed here for a substantial time chiefly in Punjab],..
.. Chau Ju-Kua (a foreign trade inspector) who compiled his work in about 1225 CE and has given a good insight on South India and Ma Twan-lin, who travelled and recorded about South India in mid-13th century CE. All the following information on whether..
“The third sea is the Sea of Harkandh [from Sanskrit Harikeliya, Bay of Bengal]. Between it and the Sea of Larvi there are numerous islands. It is said that they are one thousand and nine hundred islands, and they mark the boundaries of these two seas,..
.. namely Larvi [Lata for Gujarat] and Harkandh... In these islands, ruled by the woman, coconut palms grow in abundance. The distance between one island and the other is two, three or four farsakh, and each one of these is inhabited by people and has coconut palms...
हे सभापते ! (पाणिनेव) गाय आदि पशुओं के पालने और (गावः) गौओं को यथायोग्य स्थानों में रोकनेवाले के समान (दासपत्नीः) अति बल देनेवाला मेघ जिनका पति के समान और (अहिगोपाः) रक्षा करनेवाला है वे (निरुद्धाः) रोके हुए (आपः) (अतिष्ठन्) स्थित होते हैं उन (अपाम्) जलों का (यत्)
जो (बिलम्) गर्त्त अर्थात् एक गढ़े के समान स्थान (अपहितम्) ढ़ापसा रक्खा (आसीत्)* उस (वृत्रम्) मेघ को सूर्य (जघन्वान्) मारता है मारकर (तत्) उस जल की (अपववार) रुकावट तोड़ देता है वैसे आप शत्रुओं को दुष्टाचार से रोक के न्याय अर्थात् धर्ममार्ग को प्रकाशित रखिये ॥११॥
This well researched book is a gem for all those who are curious to learn the actual state of the present day STs/SCs during Medieval Ages, especially in Hindu Society.
It challenges and devastates the false extreme narrative built first by colonial Western Indologists and later popularised by Marxists Historians, that Hindu upper castes used to unleash unimaginable amount of inhuman atrocities on lower castes..
As per the extracts from the works of French Sinologist Paul Pelliot who researched on Indo China history, there exists a strong historical link between India and the Hindu Kingdom of Khmer in Funan (present day Cambodia).
The research says about Hun-t’ien (Indian name Kaundinya) whom Indian legend regard was a great Brahmin who received his spear from Asvatthaman (Aswathama), son of Drona, teacher of the Pandavas in the epic Mahabharata.
This and some of the upcoming threads will be dedicated to how our so called ‘low caste’ Hindu brothers and sisters directly confronted atrocious Islamic rule during Middle Ages in India.
The first in this series is Capture of Delhi by Hindu Barwaris
Barwaris, as confirmed by contemporary Muslim chroniclers such as Barani, Amir Khusrau and Ibn Battuta, belonged to a tribe of (so called as per present definition) lower social status, primarily from Gujarat...
This is what I-Tsing (635 CE-?), Chinese pilgrim (Sanskrit name Pragnadeva), observed abt abstinence from onions among Indians of all classes contrary to today’s popular belief that only Brahmins or upper class avoid onion👇 #History#india#bharat#onions#food#abstinence
“Indian abstinence from onions: When I was in the Nalanda monastery, I discussed this point with the Dhyana master Wu-hing, but we were doubtful still and could not exactly distinguish one from the other...
.. None of the people of all the five parts of India eat any kind of onions, or raw vegetables, and therefore they do not suffer from indigestion; the stomach and the intestines are healthy, and there is no trouble in their becoming hard and aching.”
#Thread on Ardhnarishwar form of the Divine Couple of Shiv-Shakti as recorded by Greek author Porphyry (AD 233-306) in 4th Book of his treatise On Abstinence from Animal Food, called Physica, i. 56. Gaisford’s Edition [based on the works of a Babylonian, Bardesanes (AD 154-..)]
Shivalinga consists of two words - Shiva and Linga.
Shiva word means ‘Kalyan’ or welfare and happiness for all, irrespective of caste, creed, gender etc. Hence, when we chant ‘AUM NAMAH SHIVAYA’ , it means we humbly surrender before the all powerful, omniscient, omnipotent..
Disclaimer: The Age of marriages in this thread were applicable during ancient days when the society was governed by Vedic principles, and the complying smritis.I don’t endorse early marriages as per the ages mentioned in the thread in present times. This is only for learning.
Our eternal knowledge in the form of revered Vedas and other associated scriptures along with smritis (those in line with the Vedic principles) have time and again reiterated quite authoritatively that Varna (class) is based on one’s qualities..
“Oxen races: C. xxiv. The Indians make much ado also about the oxen that run fast; and both the king himself and many of the greatest nobles take contending views of their swiftness, and make bets in gold and silver, and think it no disgrace to stake their money on these animals.
They yoke them in chariots, and incur hazard on the chance of victory. The horses that are yoked to the car run in the middle with an ox on each side, and one of these wheels sharp round the turning-post and must run thirty stadia...
THREAD: I came across this book ‘The Status of Muslim Women in Medieval India’ by Sudha Sharma. So this thread. Though the author was a highly acclaimed bureaucrat, done phD in history and is a lecturer too in this field,...
..I am surprised to find that in this book of hers, she puts the entire of blame of female infanticide and demeaning status of Muslim Women in India during Medieval periods, on some mistranslated (or rather mistransliterated) Vedic verses such as Atharva Ved 6/11/3....
..correct meaning of which is attached in the primary tweet of this thread. Disappointing to see that the very academicians who should be propagating the correct meaning of our ancient knowledge, are doing exactly the opposite, being part of propaganda against Sanatan Hinduism