Reconstructing Hindu History


Sunday, May 22nd, 2022,
9 AM PST  / 12 NOON EST / 09:30 PM IST

It was only in the 19th century, the late 1700s and early 1800s, that "World History" became a critically important discipline. The European project of constructing a world history emerged from the so called "discovery" of lands and peoples previously unknown to them, subsuming the Hindu civilization into a Eurocentric grand narrative.

As Hindus embark upon the vitally important project of reclaiming their own history, in the light of emerging evidence in multiple fields of knowledge, it becomes imperative that we reconcile facts, hypotheses and theories in a viable interdisciplinary synthesis.

In this webinar, Dr. Raj Vedam will examine the enormous contributions made by ancient and medieval Indians in the fields of math, astronomy, medicine and more, and their impact on world knowledge systems. Dr. Vedam will also highlight the distortions enforced by colonial historians that negates Indian contributions to knowledge systems.