The vedas mention the mighty Saraswati river flowing down the Himalayas and then westwards towards Rajasthan. But Rajasthan is a desert. So where did this huge river, which the vedas say was bigger than the Ganga, disappear?
It is widely believed that this river still flows under the Thar desert, though no one has been able to prove this for sure.
Even the epic Mahabharata, written in 1000 BC, mentions Saraswati as the once-mighty river that was drying up....
Excerpts from ‘Books Forever’
Written by Manoj Das
Published by National Book Trust, New Delhi
India’s literary past is indeed great. It’s a known fact that many of the parables of the Bible, the fables of Aesop of Greece, the folktales collected by the Grimm brothers of Germany and the tales retold by Hans Andersen of Denmark had their origin in India.
We shall unravel together some of the gems of Indian literature like the Bhagavad Gita,The Upanishads, Vedas, Ramayana, and the Mahabharata in our subsequent articles....
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