Sunday, August 14, 2011

Histomap Of World History - [The Rise And Fall Of People And Nations For 4000 Years]

As we enter 65th Independence Day, it is an apt occasion for me to share a map published by UNICCO about 25 years ago known as HISTOMAP. This map depicts rise and fall of around 49 civilizations from 2000 BC to 2000 AD. Among these 49 civilizations, only 3 civilizations remain that of " INDIA, CHINA and ISRAEL ". Rest of 46 civilizations are nonexistent – meaning they ARE DEAD.

In the words of Swami Vivekananda:

“There was a time when at the sound of the march of big Greek battalions the earth trembled. Vanished from off the face of the earth, with not every a tale left behind to tell, gone is that ancient land of the Greeks. There was a time when the Roman Eagle floated over everything worth having in this world; everywhere Rome's power was felt and pressed on the head of humanity; the earth trembled at the name of Rome. But the Capitoline Hill is a mass of ruins; the spider weaves its web where the Caesars ruled. There have been other nations equally glorious that have come and gone, living a few hours of exultant and exuberant dominance and of a wicked national life, and then vanishing like ripples on the face of the waters ".

But India stands undeterred. Why? Again Swami Vivekananda's words strike like lighting “Here {India} activity prevailed when even Greece did not exist, when Rome was not thought of, when the very fathers of the modern Europeans lived in the forests and painted themselves blue. Even earlier, when history has no record, and tradition dares not peer into the gloom of that intense past, even from then until now, ideas after ideas have marched out from her, but every word has been spoken with a blessing behind it and peace before it. We, of all nations of the world, have never been a CONQUERING RACE, and that blessing is on our head, and therefore we live“

This is blessing on our head because of which India still lives. As an ending note let me borrow the words of Lord Krishna “ Jatasya Maranam Dhruvam “ which means “ That which is born shall die”. This not only applies to living entities but also applies to countries alike. But historians of the world have not been successful in finding the exart date as to when Indian civilization came into existence. Which means India is of the same nature of soul, without beginning and without end, IMMORTAL; and we are the children of such a country – INDIA.

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Rajhashekher BC - Raj
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