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ORGANISER WEEKLY dated April 1, 2007 published an article by M S N Menon under the title What they said of Hindus and India.

Here is the list of people who has said great things about India and Hinduism:-

Sir John Marshall

Walt Whitman

Will Durant


Amouret de Reincourt

Hieun Tsang

Max Muller

Romain Rolland

Prof.Paul Deussen


Sir Monier Williams

William Jones



Lord Curzon

Malcom Muggeridge

Aldous Huxley

George Catlin

Edmund Burke

Fritjof Capra

David Frawley

Bill Clinton

Robert Blackwill

Date – April 1, 2007, Organiser

Monier Williams


tags– great men, on India, on Hinduism


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Did Arrian, Megasthanes and Pliny tell us a lie?


Research paper written by London Swaminathan
Research article No.1429; Dated 22nd November 2014.

Who s Arrian?
Arrian was a Greek philosopher and historian. He was born in 92CE in Turkey and died in Athens in 175 CE.
Who is Pliny the Elder?
Pliny was a Roman philosopher and writer. He was born in 23 CE and died in 79 CE. Pliny the younger was related to him. Younger Pliny was born in 61 CE and died in 112 CE. He was a lawyer and magistrate of ancient Rome. He also wrote some books.

Who is Megasthenes?
Megasthenes was a Greek ambassador in the court of Chandra Guptas Maurya. He was born in 350 BCE and died in 290 BCE. He wrote a book called Indika which is partly available now.
All the above three scholars were well respected in their own fields. All the three placed India before their own countries. They din’t tell us lies.They believed in what they wrote and told us truth unlike our politically biased historians. They did not belong to pro Hindu BJP or atheistic Marxist parties or anti Hindu Dravidian political Parties of India. So no one can suspect them and they did not have any motives.
The wonder of wonders, the greatest wonder is, that no foreign traveller mentioned any Aryan — Dravidian Races or fights or invasions or migrations or conflicts in India!!


Arrian and Pliny told that the Mahabharata kings of India were ruling around 6500 BCE! Megasthenes mentioned 138 kings between Krishna and Maurya Chandragupta. Ancient India had very little bloodshed for the thrones unlike other western countries. Sangam Tamil literature gives over fifty years of rule for many kings! Neduncheralathan ruled for 58 years in Kerala two thousand years ago. His son Chenguttuvan ruled for 55 years. Adukotpattu cheralathan ruled for 38 years.

Even if we give 35 years for a king, 138 kings would have ruled for 4830 years before Megasthenes.
((There may be some strange stories of gold digging ants called pippilika in Megasthenes’ writings, but that doesn’t mean all that was said by him was false. He just repeated what Herodotus wrote about India. For the Greeks and Romans anything about India was magic, miracles and mysteries. The Greeks and Romans placed Indian gods on par with their supreme gods)).

Pliny gave 6451 years for 154 kings before his time. Arrian quoted 6042 years for 153 kings at the same period. India is the only in the country in the world which did not include their own forefathers in the history books. All other counties in the world have rewritten their histories. The simple reason is that our history book was written by V A Smith. He was faithful to his own country and his Bible when he wrote such a history. We have to appreciate his patriotism. But the historians in India still believed him and retain the history written by a British.
Pliny the Elder

Panini gave example for his sutras (grammar rules) ‘Eka vimsati Bharadwajam’ – 21st geberation in the line of Bharadwajas and ‘Tri panchasath Gauthamam’ – 53rd in the line of Gauthama Rishi –. This shows such enumeration was very common in seventh century BCE. Even if we give 30 years for a Rishi that will take us back to 1500 years before Panini. And these are popular examples in those days. Sangam Tamil poet Kabilar told a king that his forefather came 49 generations before him from Dwaraka (to Tamil Nadu) in the Purananuru verse 201. Even if we give 30 years for one generation that will take the Tamils back to 1500 BCE (Tamil Poet Kabila lived in the first century CE in Tamil Nadu).

If one person says something we may ignore it saying that it may be an exaggeration or ignorance on his part.

When Arrian, Pliny, Megasthenes, Panini, Kabilan and Vamsanu Charita in the Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad and all the 18 Puranas give concrete evidence with the names of kings, we must believe them and rewrite India history.

If we don’t do it India would not have any king before Buddha’s period! Leaving such a big blank will be ridiculous.

Horses and Rhinos originated in India
All the major Indian newspapers have published a story about horses this morning. Scholars from the John Hopkins University (USA) studied the fossils at a coal mine in Maharashtra and concluded that Horses and Rhinos originated in India 54 millions of years ago. Because of the sanctity attached to horses and cows Indus valley people did not engrave cow (and horse) but only bull on the seals.
So the latest discovery show that the world was civilized by us following the Vedic command ‘Srnvanto Viswam Aryam’ ( Make the world a cultured place to live). In course of time, scholars will find iron was discovered in India before all metals or simultaneously with gold and silver. Our literature is very clear in saying that Shiva burnt three forts made up of Iron, Gold and Silver( Ihave argued elsewhere that the word ‘AYAS’ stands for all the metals like the Tamil word ‘Pon’ which is used for gold and four different metals until today!!)

So it is high time the Government of India forms a Hindu Science Association (HAS) to reinterpret the Vedas and an association for Rewriting Indian History (RIHA). Scholars from all fields must be accommodated in these associations. We may include the alternate views in our history books straight away along with the old British History. No one can object to it when you present both the sides. Let the future generations find out more by doing further research.


Shrikant Talageri has shown, just in one chapter alone, at least ten mistakes of Griffith’s translation of the Rig Veda! But Griffith was honest enough to admit in every other page, “the meaning is uncertain, obscure, not clear, vague etc”. But yet our half baked Indian scholars quote those English translations and get Ph.D.s for their falsehoods! It is high time proper research is done in the Vedas. If East India Company was able to fund Max Muller can’t the present Indian Government fund the Vedicresearch?

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