The south Asian bombs and RV date problem

S. Kalyanaraman kalyan97 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jun 2 22:56:32 UTC 1998

---S Krishna <mahadevasiva at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>In any case I > thought that economics and politics are influenced by
the way the > problem is percieved, >not on the basis of mythological

So too indology. I find in this statement an elaboration of the
problem of method that Houben had talked about in an earlier posting
commending a study of, say, the topic of the date of the RV. The
'method' in subjective disciplines (such as indology) tends to start
with a 'model': in the case of the RV, the model tends to be either
IE-centric or I-centric with the latter moving the centre of gravity
towards the Gangetic belt. The unravelling of the 'truth' has to occur
by testing the model with 'data'.


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