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In Search of the Cradle of Civilization

David Frawley (Author) Subhash Kak (Author) Georg Feuerstein (Author)
Synopsis In this pathbreaking book, the authors show that the ancient Indians were no primitives but possessed a high spiritual culture, which not only influenced the evolution of the Western world in decisive ways but which still has much to teach us today. India's archaic spirituality is codified in the rich symbols, metaphors, and myths of the magnificent Rig-Veda, which is shown to be much older than has been widely assumed by scholars. The present book also unravels the astonishing mathematical and astronomical code hidden in the Vedic hymns. Anyone interested in ancient cultural history, India, archaeo-astronomy, or spirituality will find this well researched and cross-cultural work spellbinding and enriching.
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David Frawley

David Frawley (Vamadeva Shastri) is one of the few Westerners recognized in India as a Vedacharya or teacher of the ancient Vedic wisdom. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Vedic topics including Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Vedanta, Hinduism, Yoga and Tantra, as well as translations and interpretations from the Vedas. Dr. Frawley has been given many awards for his work in India including the Veda Vyasa award by the International Institute of Indian Studies. He is a Jyotish Kovid through the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, and is also the President of the American Council of Vedic Astrology, the American offshoot of the Indian Council. He has a Doctor's degree in Chinese Medicine and has also been certified as an expert through the University of Poona for his knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda. He is presently Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

Subhash Kak

Subhash Kak is a world renowned scientist and historian of ideas. Currently Delaune Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor in the Asian Studies Program at Louisiana State University, he has authored fourteen books and more than 250 research papers in the fields of information theory, quantum mechanics, neural networks, and history of science. He was awarded the Science Academy Medal and the Goyal Prize, and he was the National Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla during 2001-2002.

Georg Feuerstein

Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D. is founder-director of the Yoga research Centre in Northern California and serves on the governing board of the Healing Buddha research center in Northern California and serves on the governing board of the Healing Buddha Foundation. He is a contributing editor of Yoga Journal, Inner Directions and Intuition magazine and has authored thirty books, including the award-winning Shambhala Encyclopaedia of Yoga; Teaching of Yoga; Tantra; The Art of Ecstasy and The Yoga-Sutra of Patanjali.

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A Reviewer - Classic on Ancient India Jan, 01, 1970

This is the first book that challenged the old colonial synthesis of ancient Indian history and it has had enormous influence. As a bestseller, it has been translated into German, Italian, Korean, and Spanish.

Bibliographic information

Title In Search of the Cradle of Civilization
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2008
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 8120816269, 9788120816268
length xxvi+341p.,Tables; Maps; Notes; Figures; Index; 23cm.