This miraculous resurrection of a hitherto mythical river, and the civilisation it spawned over ten millenia ago, needs to be told and retold … to set the records of Indian history straight and real, as it was.
Part I : The Saga Of The Quest
The Saga of the Quest for the River Sarasvati :
M.A. Jayashree, M.A. Narasimhan and Haribhau Vaze
There has been many a saga in the history of mankind that has captured the imagination of generations of humanity. In our millennium we speak of adventures of Marco Polo, Columbus’ discovery of the shores of America, Amundsen’s expedition to the North Pole, Vasco da Gama reaching the shores of Bharata and many more. All these look dramatic and fascinating when we realise they were undertaken more with courage and determination than in the security of reliable information. Yet they succeeded in obtaining for posterity enormous benefits in terms of the perspective about the world that we lived in.
One such saga of recent times is the quest for river Sarasvati. Looking back, we see the formidable obstacles that one faced in trying…
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