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Window to Ancient India: A Tryst with Ancient Science & Philosophy (Part II : Languages, Linguistic Systems and Indian Logic System vis-a-vis the Greeks)

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Item Code: HAO513
Author: Satish S. Joglekar
Publisher: Story Mirror Infotech Pvt. Ltd., Maharashtra
Language: English
Edition: 2023
ISBN: 9789390267910
Pages: 339
Other Details 8x5.5 inch
Weight 342 gm
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About The Book

The canvas of India's history, literature, science, and culture spans not just centuries, but several millennia. This book provides a bird's eye view of everything Indian or simply the proverbial 'omnibus capsule. For modern readers who have little time to read eclectic sources, the 'omnibus capsule' hopes to provide a comprehensive compendium about India.

The author is no researcher, scholar, or historian, nor does he pretend to be one. In this rides the strength of this volume as the approach here is not a didactic one, focusing only on research, scholarship, and academic interest, but is an applied, readable, and introspective volume, accessible to everyone The information presented herein is derived from an eclectic mix of sources, such as books, publications, academic papers, lectures, journals, blogs, and subject matter websites The manuscript has employed a combination of narration, exposition through questions, examples, and scenarios to whet the reader's curiosity.

About the Author

Satish Joglekar is an engineer from IIT Bombay, with a Master's in computer science. He has worked with several software companies which included a long stint at Bell Laboratories, USA. Satish is trained in Hindustani classical music and has intense interest in history, non- fiction literature, and travel.


Sometime in 1989 when I worked at Bell Laboratories (Bell Labs a.k.a. Labs), as a part of the Lab's social awareness program, I consented to give a talk on India. This talk was to become the genesis of a booklet entitled 'Window to India'. I had intentionally kept it exceedingly brief, with the aim of providing a quick glimpse of India in a single reading.

In 1992 an international expo, 'AmeriFlora '92', was held in the historic Franklin Park in Columbus, Ohio, in celebration of the 'The Discovery of America', wherein the 'Federation of Asian India Association of Central Ohio' had erected an 'India Pavilion'. The pavilion was embellished with a traditional Indian rural setting, complete with an 'authentic' village well and a lotus garden. The pavilion housed an exhibition on India and a shop selling Indian handicrafts. Visitors to the pavilion received a complimentary copy of the booklet. The booklet was well received by the visitors, including the then India's Ambassador to USA, Dr. Abid Hussain¹. It was very flattering when Dr. Abid Hussain asked for a few copies to give away to visitors at the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. Since then, I had in mind to produce an augmented version; in the form of a book entitled 'Window to Ancient India'.


It is 326 B.C.E., Alexander the Great has just won an incredibly truly hard-fought Battle of the River Hydaspes the modern-day river Jhelum, against the local king, Porus. It has been a long and bloody battle; Alexander's Macedonians have never encountered fierce war elephants before, and the battle has been a blood bath.

In any event, Alexander has finally overcome Porus, and victory is his. Now, in typical fashion, he seeks out the local oracle, who (it is thought), would allow him to see a glimpse of his future. He has always been fascinated by mystics who have purported to divine the future---in fact, the Oracle of Delphi was graced by his visit before he embarked on his World Conquest tour. Alexander, not even 30 years old, determined to ascertain his future, now climbs the mountain somewhere in Northern India, to consult the famous sadhu (Hindu holy man). He finds him high on the mountain top sitting cross- legged in a lotus position, of course, meditating.

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