The Indian sub-continent commands a unique place in the global context with its rich cultural heritage, varied faiths and traditions, complex society and manifestations and celestial beings. The impact of India's unparalleled and unrivalled history and culture on other civilizations has been brought out by the learned author. This book will be very useful to archaeologists, art historians and students dealing will India's ten-millennia old civilization.
Table of Contents:
- Ancient India and her Civilization
- Hindu Scriptures - Sruti
- Hindu Scriptures - Smrti
- Hinduism and its Impact on other Religions
- India’s Role in Science and Technology
- Global Indian Trade and Navigation
- Global Spread of Indian Civilization
- Pacifism, Internationalism and Entrepreneurship
- The Resurgent Nation.
About the Author:
Dr. Sivaji Rao Vallurupalli, horn on December 6, 1940 in Gudiavalleru, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India, is a career weed scientist and agronomist credited with significant long-lasting contributions to agricultural science for about 40 years.
He earned master's degree in agricultural science in 1963 in India and Ph.D. degree in 1973 at Cornell University, Ithaca, U.S.A. After serving on the research faculty of Cornell for two years, he went back to India in October 1975 to work at various governmental and nongovernmental research institutions as senior scientist, director and adviser for over 19 years. Dr. Rao published dozens of research papers in national and international journals besides the two editions of a popular reference-cum-textbook "Principles of Weed Science" by Oxford & IBM Publishing Company, India, in 1983 and Science Publishers, USA, in 2000. This professionally accomplished agricultural scientist returned to the U.S. in 1995 to continue his profession.
Despite pursuing his chosen career, he has always nursed an avid and abiding interest in ancient history of the world, with particular reference to India. Having been taught the British-morphed history lessons and seen the contours of the magnificent Indian history through British lens, it became a challenging task to students of his generation to search for the true story and put it in proper perspective. This pursuit, which required a relentless research effort, has been lying dormant waiting for an opportune time to culminate. This decades-old effort has finally materialized in the form of this current book which exposes, narrates, describes and discusses the un-matched, peer-less and deep-rooted history and accomplishments of ancient, medieval and current India.
Dr. Sivaji Rao and wife Nirmala Devi live in California, U.S.A. as also their daughter (Madhavi Lata), son (Srinivas), son-in-law (Rajiev), daughter-in-law (Neelima), grandsons (Nikhil) and Milind) and granddaughter (Ria).