Motivation

V. Krishnakumar, A. M. Adhyapak, N. M. Krishnakumar

Since our childhood what amazed us is the diversity in our country: India. We always wondered how and why, we have so many gods, traditions, practices, beliefs and myths. We tried to look into the evolution of the religious thought in this country. Through this, we tried to see racial movements from, to and within India.

Typically, the development of any discipline involves the following four components:

  • A set of facts that have emerged from archaeological studies, written documents: in stone, papyrus, palm leaf or carried by oral tradition which includes all sorts of literary works
  • Analysis of the above mentioned data
  • Hypothesis built to bridge the missing portions
  • Arguments and counter-arguments to support hypotheses when there are differences

Our aim is to share the observations, analysis and hypotheses that emerged out of our study.

We follow a semi-formal scheme while developing our ideas: we present the facts, then draw conclusions based on them and discuss the possible multiple interpretations.

The literature in this area is vast, many not easily available either, therefore making the study not very easy.

Scientific curiosity is the only guiding force for this research. We have no intention to support any faction, or any ideology, or any religious movement, or nationality or belief. We respect all beliefs, all human thoughts done with dedication and sincerity, with “quest for truth” as the only motive. We welcome suggestions and guidance from the learned in the relevant fields.

7 Responses to Motivation

  1. Narasimha says:

    This sounds interesting

  2. Mitraasmi says:

    Nice thought process. Discoveries from bacteria to black holes were made while men who were caught in the swirl of curiosity chased facts and imagination to derive the truth. It is this itch to know the unknown which keeps life interesting and you have joined the league of such men through your research. Good start🙂

  3. Mohan Sharma says:

    Fantastic! “Quest for Truth” has always been motivation of great thinkers and social reformers. I am glad you have embarked on yet another journey. Congratulations and best wishes. Look forward to reading the rest.

  4. Jyoti Bajpai Dikshit says:

    It’s interesting especially for young generation to know about the traditions in India.

  5. VY says:

    Jawaharlal Nehru once wrote this: “It is mine and not wholly mine, as I am constituted today; it represents rather some past self of mine which has already joined that long succession of other selves that existed for a while and faded away, leaving only a memory behind.” In searching the past, we try to discover those experiences that have defined the ‘us’ of today. You have a refreshing idea. I do believe there is an ancient shared culture that exists. This may interest you: The description of ancient Libya and Saketha in Ramayana. The names of kings matches. So does the nature of people. Also, the description of the law of monkeys as stated by Vali matches exactly with gorilla social behavior. I do find similarities but not a flow. If I have to see a flow, I need to assume on the basis of similarities. But, I cannot logically conclude that both are same: That logic would be same as what was used by the U.S citizen who killed Sikhs because they wear similar head gear to the Taliban. One must not ignore the existing body of knowledge nor the logical foundation in ‘research’. Otherwise, it becomes a ‘search’ that fits facts to an idea.

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