India’s History was mostly written on the basis of Archeological and linguistic research by the British in colonial times or by historians employed by the English such as Max Muller. The British had a vested interest in not presenting the Indian civilization as ancient or as great as it was thought to be. Till the 18 th Century, philosophers and thinkers in Europe such as Voltaire, Hegel and even as late as Nietzsche referred to Indian Philosophy and Science, as the Mother of all Philosophes and Sciences. The British established a two-pronged strategy: First to postdate most of Indian History. Second to show that whatever was good in India like Sanskrit, philosophy,architecture, and literature, came from the west via the Aryan invasions. To establish this myth, some “discoveries” were made such as finding skeletons by Mortimer Wheeler in Mohenjo- Daro which prompted him to hastily conclude that the Aryans had “massacred Dravidians while invading India. This fact shapes Indian History till today, and this has been taught to the Indian children. Luckily of late new archaeological and linguistic discoveries have shattered many myths. The mapping of Saraswathi Riverbed by Landsat of NASA and photograph show that there was an Indian Civilization before the Indus Valley Civilization. The attempt at rewriting history is meeting with a lot of resistance on the part of those who have a vested interest in keeping Indian History under status quo as well as those who for decades have taught and written books and articles which blindly copied the British version. Contrary to that, this is one small treatise to correct the wrong and to justify the pride we feel for India and its great and ancient civilization.
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The Hindu scriptures recognized two types of knowledge, the low knowledge and the higher knowledge. The lowest knowledge includes the knowledge gained through personal experience and self-realization. Of the two the higher knowledge is preferred because it liberates people from the cycle of births and deaths, however no one can live by knowledge alone. That was the Teachers of ancient period taught their students.