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Pt. Baijnath Sharma Prachya Vidya Shodh Sansthan was founded in year 2005 by Dr.
Ashok Kumar Sharma in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, India.
Pt. Baijnath Sharma Prachya Vidya Shodh Sansthan
The secret of scientific knowledge hidden in the glories of India’s past
attracts the speculative minds not only in India but also from abroad. There
cannot be two opinions about the scientific validity of the philosophical
observation that the past modifies the present not by asserting its past ness
but by renewing its presence in the nature and quality of the ever-growing
present. But it is disheartening indeed, at least for a man exposed to and
trained in the rational and scientific ways of research and fact-finding, that a
native’s approach to the glories of the ancient past of his nation is most often
emotional, and not rational and scientific.
We, in India, have a tendency to look at our distant ancient glories through a
quasi-scientific and a semitransparent appreciation. That allures intellectuals
and even scientists to the ancient Indian books for the principles and theories
of science that are either in the melting point or yet to come. The history of
the development of scientific thought and research in India provide an ample
evidence of serious and half serious attempts that have been made to study the
ancient Indian books written in Sanskrit. These serious and half-serious studies
have resulted into either an emotional appreciation of what probably was the
level and extent of scientific discoveries and research in ancient India or an
out and out rejection of the claim of such discoveries and research so made. In
fact, both an utterly emotional appreciation on an utterly irrational rejection
of the level and extent of scientific discoveries and research in ancient India
are incomplete and prejudiced.