- Sep 2015
- Sri Lanka
Indians and YanavasWe know arabs have had a lot of ancient contact with India, for instance the numerals and geometry
This 'Yavan' word has been used since Mahabharat era
Indian horse breeds have things in common with the Arabian horse
A lot of ideas passed from India to Europe via the arabs all through history and yet there is no distinctive term for them in ancient Indian texts?? Not possible, it has to be 'Yavan'
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [ Excerpts]
Greek astronomical ideas began to enter India in the 4th century BCE , Indo-Greek influence on the Astronomical tradition is visible, with Sanskrit texts such as the Yavanajataka and Romaka Siddhanta. !
Varāhamihira goes on to state that "The Greeks, indeed, are foreigners, but with them this science is in a flourishing state."
Another Indian text, the Gargi-Samhita, also similarly compliments the Yavanas (Greeks) noting that the Yavanas though barbarians must be respected as seers for their introduction of Astronomy in India !!
Are you happy to say that the ancient Indians allegedly "Plagiarised" the scientific works of the Arabs [ Yavan]??