The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

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The Wishing Tree provides an in-depth overview of the revolutionary changes that have occurred during the past two decades in Indian studies and, as a result, helps provide a deeper understanding of the Indian civilization.The West has often perceived India as the land of magic and mystery, yet there are aspects of Indian traditions that speak straight to its heart. Subhash Kak, a professor at Oklahoma State University and well-respected lecturer, presents the results of his intensive research on a multitude of subjects related to both Indian and Western culture, and provides a positive and introspective look into India's amazing history and civilization. Kak addresses many controversial issues, which are commonly debated only by academics, about India's contribution to world civilization, its antiquity, and the relevance of its culture for the world's future. Using recent archeological findings and new analysis of ancient texts, Kak lays the groundwork for questioning both long-held beliefs and the research of scholars from past generations.The Wishing Tree uncovers the story of India's ancient origins, its presence through its influence on other cultures, and most importantly, its promise for the future.This edition has been made possible by the Arise Arjuna Foundation.Ten years ago, the distinguished British anthropologist, Edmund Leach, wrote a famous essay on this problem titled ... Why has the development of early Sanskrit come to be so dogmatically associated with an Aryan invasion? . .. Where the Indo-European philologists are concerned, the invasion argument is tied in with their assumption that ifa particular language is identified as having been used in aanbsp;...

Title:The Wishing Tree
Author:Subhash Kak
Publisher:iUniverse - 2008


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