decided to write an article on Indian history, I wondered for a while, how can
one write an article in a page or two about the history of humans for over 5000
years, about the land where all human pasts are still alive, about the story of
India, the Incredible India! India is the only land on the earth where the unbroken
chain of human history is there. So , I decided to split the article in to 4
parts, pre-literature, literature, pre-modern and modern histories of India.
The first par...
Modern world has seen many wars, the biggest war that modern
world had seen is World War II, which has accounted for 73 million causalities.
But, according to Indian mythology (for
instance), Kurukshetra was the Great War that world has ever seen. According to
Mahabharata, One billion 660 million and 20,000 men have fallen in this battle
(Mahabharata, book 11, chapter 6, verses 7&8)1. As many people know Mahabharata has 18 parvas,
among which 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th
parvas deal with the Great...