About the Book :
The Mahabharata text contains the history of one of the key events of Indian civilization, viz. The Mahabharata War. The text is a rich depository of customs and culture, science and philosophy of the Mahabharata era. The Mahabharata is the longest epic poem known and consists of over 100,000 shloka and is roughly ten times the length of the Iliad and the Odyssey combined. The Indian tradition calls the text the Panchama (fith) veda.
It is then natural that numerous attempts have been made to date the events of the Mahabharata war. There are more than 125+ claims, by those many different researchers, for the timing of the Mahabharata war. Unfortunately, majority of these claims show characteristic lack of scientific acumen and logical reasoning. This is precisely the reason why researchers have ended up with 125+ different claims while simultaneously claiming to have employed identical evidence.
What could be the outcome if one can employ all the evidence of the Mahabharata text and test it objectively with the help of science? Is it even possible to accomplish such a thing and arrive at a unified answer?
Nilesh Oak enumerated 215+ specific astronomy and associated observations from the Mahabharata text and tested them with the scientific acumen and logical reasoning to arrive at 5561 BCE as the year of the Mahabharata war. The book explores unique astronomy observations from the Mahabharata text and fix the year of the Mahabharata.
About the Author :
Nilesh Oak holds BS & MS in Chemical Engineering and Executive MBA. He is interested in Astronomy, Archeology, Geology, Genetics, Quantum Mechanics, Economics, Ancient narratives and Philosophy.