The First Aryan

My debut novel, The First Aryan, has been announced by Penguin It is a murder mystery set in the Vedic times, based on the hymn RV 10.86

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History in the Rig Veda–Hymn 10.33

The Vr̥ṣā́kapi hymn (RV 10.86), when looked at from the perspective of history, allows us to get a glimpse of a very ancient event - a rebellion against the king that happened in a kingdom of the tribe of Párśu around 3900 BCE. See my previous blog post on this: A Historical event in the … Continue reading History in the Rig Veda–Hymn 10.33

A Historical event in the Rig Veda – The Vr̥ṣā́kapi Hymn (RV 10.86)

Introduction The Dāśarājñám or the “Battle of Ten Kings”, described in the Rig Veda (RV) hymns 7.18, 7.33 and 7.83, is clearly a historical event. King Sudā́s, with heavenly aid from I’ndra and guided by the sage Vásiṣṭha, defeats a coalition of other Aryan kings, guided by Viśvā́mitra, on the banks of the river Páruṣṇi … Continue reading A Historical event in the Rig Veda – The Vr̥ṣā́kapi Hymn (RV 10.86)