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Author: RadhaKrishna Sreemali
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171821979
Renowned astrologer Roop Lal had, in fact, written Lal Kitab in Urdu, during the 19th century, based on an ancient text. This rare book was popular in north-west India, Pakistan, Iran and many other countries. There is no denying the fact that Astrology in Lal Kitab is highly influenced by Vedic scriptures, but the fact remains that it is less ritualistic and more social-friendly.
During the 9th to the 12th century AD, there was a huge migration of Hindu Aryans from Gaur (now Malda) and Kamrupa regions of Eastern India due to frequent attacks from foreign invaders. These people, particularly Brahmins traveling towards West settled in the plains of undivided Punjab and further in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Oceanic knowledge which was scripted in the form of Lal Kitab is nothing but the same knowledge which was preserved by the astrologers of Gaur for centuries through Guru-Shishya tradition. The area referred to above did not come under foreign influence hence and this field of astrology was not influenced by any other school of Astrology. Hence, we coined a new name for this school of astrology as Lal Kitab Astrology for our convenience. It may be worth mentioning here that this school of astrology is very much a part and parcel of Vedic astrology.