Multidisciplinary Approach to Indian History
Scientific Validation Of Narratives On Indian History with Dr Raj Vedam
Why this Workshop
Indian civilization has a collective history and heritage that has much to celebrate. Yet, we are confronted with the paradoxical situation of silence about our past – despite there being much to celebrate – and a deliberate negative narrative of the people. A study of NCERT and state social studies textbooks used in schools shows several areas for urgent improvement like divisive narrative based on oppressor-oppressed class conflicts, failure to inculcate a healthy respect for modern enterprise, and errors and omissions of facts. In this workshop, the speaker will present examples from NCERT textbooks to illustrate the necessity of addressing several problematic narratives that prevent Indian school children from developing a healthy Indian identity.
Who is the resource person
Dr. Raj Vedam has obtained his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and his doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA. He has to his credit over 26 years of experience in Power, Electronic Design Automation, and Oil and Gas industries. Dr. Raj Vedam has for long researched the roots of our modern mathematics, sciences and technologies. His quest has led him to study the narratives of civilization of Greeks, Chinese, Arabs, Egyptians, and the present-day narratives of the lost civilizations of the Sumerians, Hittites, Mittanis, Assyrians, and Babylonians, where the history of mathematics and science is invariably drawn from. Upon investigating the claims made for these civilizations and a comparative study of the ancient Indian civilization, using tools of genetics, astronomical observations encoded in Indian texts, geological and archaeological records, and evidence of knowledge transfers from ancient India, Dr. Raj Vedam has put forward a strong thesis with verifiable facts, regarding the antiquity of the Indian civilization, and the many discoveries made by the ancients. Supporting evidence is presented from published scientific literature in several fields.
Who all can attend
Educators and teachers of History, Science and Social Studies
What is in this Workshop
In this workshop, the speaker will examine three main themes that are central to the narration of Indian history:
- Aryan Invasion/Migration Theory (AIT) and its claims and implications
Throughout the workshop, the claims of this theory will be examined in-light of various evidence from different fields.
- Knowledge systems of ancient India
Dr. Raj Vedam will highlight the contributions of Indians in fields such as medicine, mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, philosophy, and music.
- Impact of Indian knowledge systems on the rest of the world
Dr. Raj Vedam will present the impact on ancient Egyptian, Greek and Chinese civilizations, the medieval world, the Muslim world, and colonial Europe
When is this Workshop
Date: August 17, 2019 (9.30 am to 3.00 pm)
Venue: Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Adi Sankara Nilayam, Veliyanad.
INR 500 per person.
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