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Author: L N Renu
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172764623
It has been said of the author of this book that he has "laid a path in the jungle of Indian anthropology. He has also been called Bhasha Setu Chakravartin builder of a bridge between languages, a title that his magnificent chapter on the Origin of Speech justly merits.
This sociological study of Vedic mantras delineates a saga of our remote ancestors. A narrative of breathtaking dimensions, many may recognize it as another Indian epic.
The other theme of this book is the question of Aryan origins. There was never an Aryan race, only an Aryan cult, says the author. The Devas learned to kindle fire and articulate AUM and were the first to be called Aryans. They conducted many important experiments. They left records of their activities. Some of these records relayed across the eras have trickled down to us, preserved in the Vedas.
The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has decided to publish this book in the hope that this will lead to a nation – wide and dispassionate debate among scholars and students of Indian history and culture.
"The author quotes from religious text to support his view that the Aryans were originally from India. It is novel to read about terminologies such as 'alumni', 'tutorial' etc. while discussing the author for the time and effort spent on his research for his opus."
=Indira S.Aiyar, in Journal of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, 2006 in a review of Renu's book 'Vedic Records on Early Aryans'.
"The attempt to trace the Indian origin of the Aryan cult is very well reasoned. The linguistic analysis is impressive and shows that Mr. Renu knows his sources very well."
=Dr.K K Sharma, Head of the History Dept.,University of Meerut.
"Renu draws attention to the continuity between the foursyllable folk metre which is mentioned in the Shatapatha Brahmana as "prevalent earlier" (before being reduplicated to the standard 8-syllable metre unit of Vedic verse)… Continuity between tribal and Vedic culture is one of the most important demonstranda for non-AIT [Aryan Invasion Theory] theorists."
=Koenraad Elst in 'Update on the Aryan Invasion Debate', 1999, pp. 193-194 referring to Renu's book 'Indian Ancestors of Vedic Aryans'.
"A reader cannot but admire the author for this remarkable study; the effort put in to reconstruct the ancient of the Vedic people."
=Dr N V C Swamy, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bengaluru, in Prabuddha Bharata, January 2006.
1. Vedic Records
2. The Origin of the Aryans
3. Experiments on Kindling Fire
4. The Origin of Speech
5. The Study of Nakshatras
6. “Spread The Aryan Cult’
7. Rshipatni Ahalya
Single-Letter Roots in Sanskrit