This volume should rank as very unique in the entire range of world historical literature, because so far as we can see, in modern times no one has presented a consistent, plausible, continuous, single-source account of world history. Each one has begun at some random point, discussed some chosen periods and topics of history and called it a day.
Such treatment is symptomatic of the confusion that abounds in the minds of the intelligentsia regarding history. That confusion is multilateral. This volume is intended to remove that confusing haze from the reader's mind and open before him a new vista of logical, systematic and thorough thinking in history.
Theologians agree that despite diverse manifestations the immanent divinity is one. Likewise physicists agree that the seemingly diverse elements of the physical world emanate from a single source. That indicates that there is a certain common starting point for everything. Naturally history is no exception. History too had a single source, one-point beginning. That is to say the beginning of the cosmos and the start of humanity was not a random, freakish, spontaneous, wild growth of just anything, anytime, anywhere, anyhow. It was a planned and systematic beginning. This is what we call the Unified Field Theory of History. Consequently we believe that in modern times this volume is the first work to propound such a view.
The world began millions of years ago with the Kruta Yuga (i.e. the "ready-made" era) with a complete, ready-made setting of human beings, plants and animals, with humanity rooted in Vedic culture and speaking Sanskrit. Thereafter, divinity kept aloof, watching and umpiring the affairs of the world, even as people start a stage play or a field game, factory or business firm with fully-trained participant and thereafter keep away, watching and umpiring the performance.
All history must start from that metaphysical point. The present concept that man was born somewhere, somehow and that he developed one or more languages must no longer be regarded as rational.
That single-source unity of humanity continued through three eras, namely Kruta, Treta and Dwapar. Towards the end of the Dwapar Yuga came the nuclear and biological devastation of the Mahabharat war.
The shattering effect of that unprecedented annihilation caused three main types of fragmentation. Administratively, the unitary world government was broken into regional states such as Syria, Assyria, Scythia, Babylonia, Egypt, India and China. Contrarily, current historical texts assume that man evolved from a monkey; he then developed a language, and later he organized states like Babylonia and Syria.
Theologically, the Vedic pantheon was shared by breakaway cults and creeds, with each swearing allegiance to some particular form of divinity.
Linguistically, the teaching of Sanskrit throughout the world, having broken down, local mannerisms and corruptions of the ancient, primordial Sanskrit, gave rise to various regional languages of Europe, Asia and Africa. That was how ancient Vedic unity broke up into the present cleavage in every sphere.
Likewise the teaching of all Vedic sciences and arts such as architecture and Ayurveda (the Vedic science of medicine) suffered a severe setback because while their texts remained Sanskrit, the ancient sway of Sanskrit as the universal language having come to an end, those who could read or teach ancient Sanskrit texts dwindled progressively.
It was that catastrophe which ushered a dark age over the human world. Humanity became divided into sectors and pockets with some groups remaining cut off in distant regions, sinking to a state of primitive living. It is those which we regard today as the forest tribes or the backward communities such as the Red Indians of America or the aborigines, Maories of Australia and New Zealand. Other pockets of humanity were in a slightly better state of civilization. Yet humanity as a whole totally lost its great scientific and technological advancement of the Mahabharat era and was pushed back almost to square one to make a fresh start.
Ever since, though the Western world has caught up once again with some remarkable technological advancement, yet that is about all that can be said on the credit side. Even there the Westerners have totally failed to resuscitate and recapture the lofty principles and standards of economical and painless prophylactic proficiency of Ayurved and the immaculate grandeur of Vedic architecture. Even in other fields such as theological unity, social cohesion, political and administrative unity, eradication of povery and crime, ensuring unimpeded access to all parts of the world, eliminating sectional, sectarian and religious strife, modern society rates very low. The propagation of factional religions like Buddhism, Christianity and Islam has driven wedges in human society and plunged it into social and theological confusion. The Vedic moorings have been lost. Humanity today is in the hapless position of being thrown overboard from a wrecked Vedic ship to fend for itself in a dark, stormy, shark-infested sea of divisive, selfish interests, with each individual or group trying to outdo or kill the others.
It is this story which this volume unfolds... of how a once-united world is being progressively (or regressively!) riven into ever smaller, fiercer and more enmical factions.
It is hoped, incidentally, that this Unified Field Theory of World History would help unite humanity once again in Vedic culture, in the universal teaching and speaking of Sanskrit, abandonment of all religious and political labels and treating the whole globe as one realm where man may once again move freely as in ancient times, sans passport and sans visa. This way, tuition in history will cease to be a mere academic exercise and will have a certain overwhelming social utility and purpose.
This volume should also serve as an encyclopaedia of lost history. Several truths long remaining hidden and unknown have been salvaged and presented herein for the enlightenment of the world.
This volume also points out that a mere study of historical records is of no use and does not make one a historian if along with that study one does not have a mind keen to know the truth and one is not courageous enough to speak it out from house tops in the teeth of fierce oppoisition from various pressure groups.
Though the subject matter of this volume is history, unlike others, the reader won't meet here a mere rehash of old events but an absolutely new narration of lost and unknown history, a plausible explanation of garbled and half-understood concepts and a fresh new research methodology.
The evidence presented in this volume should be regarded not as exhaustive, but only as indicative of a vast new, virgin field of research.
Thousands of research volumes containing such information countrywise, regionwise and language-wise will have to be published.
For this great task it would be proper to found a World Vedic Heritage University or Academy to conduct research and tuition in this primoridial human heritage.
This excerpt is taken from the 2003 edition of World Vedic Heritage (ISBN 81-88388-23-8), published by Hindi Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi.
Contact Info: –
P N Oak
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About the author: –
P N Oak (born at 9:54am on March 2, 1917 in Indore), having made some far-reaching discoveries in history, is the founder president of the Institute for Rewriting World History. His latest finding is that in pre-Christian times Vedic culture and Sanskrit language held full sway throughout the world.
P N Oak was born in a Maharashtrian Brahmin family in which his father talked to him only in Sanskrit, mother only in English, relations in Marathi and town-folk in Hindi. That gave him fluency in these four languages from childhood.
After obtaining his B.A. degree from Agra University and completing M.A., LL.B courses of the Bombay University, Oak worked for a year as tutor in English at the Fergusson College, Pune, and later having joined the army was posted to Singapore at the age of 24.
There, after the British surrender, Oak was one of the organizers of the Indian National Army, a director and commentator at the Free India Radio, Saigon, and later a co-worker of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
After the end of World War II, Oak hitch-hiked from Singapore to Calcutta across the border jungles of several countries.
From 1947 to 1974 his profession has been mainly journalism, having worked on the editorial staffs of the Hindustan Times and the Statesman, as a class 1 officer in Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, and as editor in the American Embassy's information service, all in New Delhi.
Around 1959, Oak developed a curious new insight into history, which led him to some stunning discoveries as a result of his absorbing hobby of visiting historic sites. He then founded (June 14, 1964) the Institute for Rewriting Indian History and wrote several books.
Oak's historical acumen led him to discover further that even world history has gone wrong. His discoveries have therefore outgrown the name and scope of the Institute for Rewriting Indian History. Having discovered that from time immemorial up to the Mahabharat War Vedic culture and Sanskrit pervaded the whole world, Oak is keen to find a world Vedic Heritage University to educate the world in the primordial Vedic unity of all humanity. To that end he invites correspondence from all those willing to help.