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The Science behind the Hindu Calendar

Dr. Raj Vedam Live with Madhu Kishwar

Hindus have perhaps the most ancient calendars in the world, marking time continuously for at least 5000 years. In this talk, the speaker will show the development of various calendars in Bharat to mark the passage of time. From the lunar to solar calendars and their synchronism and the several efforts to reconcile with the effects of Precession, the story of the Hindu calendar is the story of math and astronomy in India from ancient to pre-modern times. The speaker will also speak about Makara Sankranti, and the issues surrounding the date of the festival.

About Dr. Raj Vedam: Raj Vedam holds a doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, and has many years of multi-disciplinary work experience in diverse industries including Power, Aircraft, analog and digital Electronic Design Automation, and Oil & Gas. With several journal and conference papers and patents, he is an innovation leader, with strong interest in multiple areas of technology. His current professional interests include optimization, modeling and machine learning.

As a scientist, Raj Vedam researches the roots of modern sciences, mathematics and technology. Whereas Western narratives favor the origin of astronomy and math (among other fields) as having originated outside India and imported into India during various invasions, Raj Vedam’s multi-disciplinary studies using data from several published sources reveal otherwise. His research proposes an ancient Indian civilization that made advances in several fields of knowledge.

He is a visiting faculty at Hindu University of America and offers courses on his research findings. He has also taken the lead in reviewing and correcting school history textbooks in two states in India and in Texas in USA.


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Manushi Trust was instituted in 1979 to provide the legal and organizational base for publishing Manushi - A Journal about Women & Society which was founded in 1978. Apart from publishing the journal ( whose print edition was discontinued in 2008 when we faced murderous attacks and endless harassment due to our work for street vendors), Manushi Trust has been involved in a whole range of activist interventions.

(For a Brief Glimpse of Manushi's engagements over the last four decades, click here https://www.manushi.in/about-us)

From its very inception, Manushi founder & Managing Trustee, Madhu Kishwar took a policy decision not to accept foreign funding or government grants in order to retain the independence and autonomy of the organization.

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MANUSHI is neither Left-Wing Nor Right-Wing. We are Truth Wingers.

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  • Social Harmony, Not Social Fragmentation;
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Manushi Trust also publishes books, makes documentary films and undertakes a whole range of activities, including legal aid and PIL work, through the modest resources generated by the sales and subscriptions of our publications.

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