Comments for Rajesh Kochhar https://rajeshkochhar.com Author of The Vedic People ( Orient BlackSwan), English Education in India, 1715-1835 (Routledge), Sanskrit & British Empire ( Routledge), and (jointly with Jayant Narlikar) of Astronomy in India (INSA). Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:47 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Rajesh Kochhar https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-156 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:00:47 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-156 In reply to vinay vig.

Dear Vinay
Such a list would be available on the net

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by DESH PAL ALAGH https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-149 Sun, 18 May 2014 11:35:23 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-149 plz give detail for Alagh surname in bunjai caste ogf punjabi khatrri.
thanx
D.P.ALAGH

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by vinay vig https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-148 Thu, 08 May 2014 14:06:59 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-148 dear mr kochhar

i would be grateful, if you could publish the all caste ( sir names ) of khatris. also origin of vig caste.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Rajesh Kochhar https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-147 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:26:02 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-147 In reply to Anil Kumar Verma.

Dear Anil, I do not know how to help you. Perhaps some old members of the clan will be able to help.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Rajesh Kochhar https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-146 Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:25:05 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-146 In reply to Gautam Sareen.

It is said that there was a proposal by Allauddin Khalji to marry off young Khatri widows. This progressive measure was opposed by the mainstream but supported by a small group which came to be isolated as Sareens.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Anil Kumar Verma https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-145 Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:22:20 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-145 Thanks, for d information..
Kindly help me to locate or meet Sohal gotra khatris. As our family is in search of Sohal khatri gotra Jathere to perform some worship as advised by some religious persons.
I will be very grateful for this honour…

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Gautam Sareen https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-144 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:37:55 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-144 Hello, Sir i am curious regarding the details for Sareen Origin,could you please tell me the reasons of social orthodoxy. As you mentioned (The separation of Sarin came about for reasons of social orthodoxy).So just Curious regarding the History of Sarin’s .

Thanks
GautamSareen

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Anil Vadhera https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-143 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 01:48:35 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-143 Dear brother kochher ji Jai Shri Ram
I am president of Pb.khatri sabha Sangrur
Unit our family vadhera family actually belongs to machhiwara Perhaps you do not know that most of our vadhera families in the world belongs to machhiwara in India &Sialkot now in Pakistan You have done excellent work I like it very much keep it up in future My best wishes to you

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Comment on The early Indian Academy of Sciences: The Bhera connection by Bhera City https://rajeshkochhar.com/the-early-indian-academy-of-sciences-the-bhera-connection/#comment-141 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:09:52 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=661#comment-141 Its very informative blog …nice post Thanks for Shearing .

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by ashfwani kumar https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-135 Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:47:40 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-135 The article was read by me and my father in the tribune , chandigarh, in year 2000. the article was liked by us. the sociology tells that blood has been intermixed due to coming up of invaders in India. You might have noticed that in Ludhiana area people belonging to other castes have also now fair colour. This might be due to climate or blood intermixture. It is sure that average colour complexion of Khatri is high in fairness.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Gautam Sareen https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-134 Sat, 01 Jun 2013 21:18:40 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-134 In reply to Ashwani Kumar Gulla.

Hello , it feels good to see Khatri community . Please share knowledge about khatri my great grand father was addressed as shah ji which was a title for king of the world .please contact me through email. Gautamsareen28@gmail.com

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Comment on William Petrie (d.1816), Madras Civil Servant 1765-1812 and Governor,Penang 1812-1816 by Rajesh Kochhar https://rajeshkochhar.com/william-petrie-d1816madras-civil-servant-1765-1812-and-governorpenang-1812-1816/#comment-132 Wed, 15 May 2013 08:13:05 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=132#comment-132 In reply to Pakistan Education.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Sudhir Dudeja https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-129 Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:44:46 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-129 hey very great article i am arora , i wanna to add more thing to your post

i find a person who is also hindu on facebook which live in sindh he have same surname as i have “dudeja”/”dodeja”

i ask him to which clan they belong i asked him do u belong to arora clan . he get completely puzzled he said what arora what are they i was shocked by this then i give him more option to which clan you belong arora,khatri,rajput , then he told me that he belong to khatri clan that confirm that arora are khatri .

2.) My second point is khat marriage among arora are allowed i will show many people who marry among arora clan and vicer versa

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Ankur Malhotra https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-128 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:22:30 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-128 Excellent,Incisive and thought provoking. Highly knowledgeable. Would love to know the precise origins of Malhotra clan and the significance of Chenote
regards
Ankur Malhotra

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Comment on J.C. Bose in a historical perspective (2005) by Brian Champness https://rajeshkochhar.com/jc-bose-in-a-historical-perspective-2005/#comment-127 Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:05:09 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=76#comment-127 Although it is rather late to say so, I really appreciate this article of yours on J C Bose – both thoughtful and succinct. In particular it is good to see you say that Bose was not a ‘victim’ of circumstances. In fact he very much made his own way in difficult times. I am due to complete a new biography of J C Bose on 31st of March ‘J C Bose and the Nature of Explanation’.

Best wishes, Brian Champness

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Comment on CV: Brief by Dr Sri Parkash KOCHHAR https://rajeshkochhar.com/brief-cv/#comment-124 Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:23:16 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?page_id=11#comment-124 I am extremely Impressed with your achievements in a varieties of areas. Well done – Many congratualations.

I would like ro mention here in the same year of 1967, I did my MSc (Honours) in Physical Chemistry, Chemistry Dept, Punjab, University Chandigarh, and in 1966, BSc (Honours) in Chemistry, and perhaps in 1965 and 1964, we were class-fellows, as I was studying physics and Math as subsediary subjects. I came to UK in 1969, and obtained my PhD in Food Science from Nottingham University, UK. Perhaps you could gooogle my name to see my a very few achiements, and my picture.
At present, it is difficult for me to recall your picture in 1963-1967, about 40 years ago, Perhaps you could e-mail to your recent picture, and I will see if I could remember you. Next time when I visit Chandigarh / Panchkula to see my relatives, I come to see you, and try remeber those old days at the UNI.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course

With Best Wishes and Kind Regards

Parkash

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Comment on CV: Brief by Dr. Tejinder Sharma https://rajeshkochhar.com/brief-cv/#comment-122 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:20:08 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?page_id=11#comment-122 Your article in today’s Tribune (05.11.12) addresses to the woes of the higher learning in India. We seem to have lost the trajectory for developing higher education in the country. I consider two reasons behind the malady – the role and the approach. Institutions of higher learning are facing acute confusion in terms of the role they are expected to play. Are they research institutions, academic leaders, or just platforms for teaching for some more years, with little value addition in the knowledge or skills of the students. We are expected to teach, but are judged for research, and we end up doing neither. The second malady is the approach. Higher education is on concurrent list, and as rightly observed by you, state-run institutions do not compare with those managed by the Central government. Universities and research institutions should have been exclusively with the Centre and the states should manage the schools and colleges. The other aspect of approach is its operationalization. The rot begins from recruitment, then exacerbates as it moves upstream, creating vicious circles.
Academics like you must write so that people discuss and act upon it.

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Comment on CV: Brief by Divya https://rajeshkochhar.com/brief-cv/#comment-121 Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:20:50 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?page_id=11#comment-121 Kindly provide your email id, we would like to invite you to be Guest Writer for our quaterly SPACE Newsletter Oct-Dec 2012.

Thanks & Regards,
Divya K

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Comment on CV: Brief by Mark Holmström https://rajeshkochhar.com/brief-cv/#comment-120 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:57:28 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?page_id=11#comment-120 I tried sending this reply to your email about spam, but it bounced back. So I am trying your website.

Of course I knew the email was a scam: the same thing has happened to several of our friends. My wife & I both enjoyed your helpful advice to the spammer.

Congratulations on your appointment in Mohali. However it means I shall miss you next time I come to Delhi (we usually visit India every year). Though ‘retired’, I hope to get opportunities for further research.

I enjoyed meeting you, & valued your advice.

With best wishes
Mark Holmström

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Comment on CV: Brief by Dr MK Srivastava https://rajeshkochhar.com/brief-cv/#comment-119 Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:14:50 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?page_id=11#comment-119 A motivating personality for science community and a very rich contents available on this site.

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Comment on CV: Brief by vandana https://rajeshkochhar.com/brief-cv/#comment-118 Wed, 09 May 2012 16:00:51 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?page_id=11#comment-118 I v been a huge fan of you since I was a kid sir…I m the auto drivers daughter…who always looked upto you…I m reading your book today as I m working towards the upliftment of educational system in India…..Regards Vandana/Roopa….

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Adarsh Kumar https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-117 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:23:45 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-117 its a very nice article…i want to ask one question srivastav belong to which punjabi community.plz reply.
thanks with regards,
Adarsh

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by KJS Chatrath https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-114 Fri, 27 Jan 2012 04:28:23 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-114 I have read many of your articles but have just found this one which I would be going through today.

At this stage let me only say, Thank you Sir, India is proud to have a scholar-scientist like you.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Jagdev Rai Sood https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-113 Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:03:04 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-113 sir, go to sood sabha chandigarh.com

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Sanjay Bavdekar https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-110 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:58:30 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-110 Dear Sir, brilliant analysis. At last a sane voice rising above political correctness.I will like to give you my own personal observations.
Noting at physical features an complexion I have always felt Punjabis as a whole look closer to Arabs. Now I understand Jats of Punjab look closer to Arabs.Khatris do indeed look a lot like Greeks.While other Punjabis look a lot Indian.But as someone has pointed out Brahmins all over India also stand out from the overwhelming majority of Indians.An as you will expect from a much older community they look a lot mixed( darker) than the average Jat or Khatri. But I will add while Khatris and Jats look to have come from the west,perhaps 10% or so Brahmins retain considerable European features. I am amazed how many dark haired Russians from the south of that country resemble so much to Brahmins. Just as pre politically adjusted history will tell you.Particularly notice the high forehead as opposed to the Mediterranean forehead of the upper class Khatri.Really if you approach things from a common sensical perspective how easy it all becomes. I too have noted the different ness of Punjabis from the rest of India. They culturally are closer to Pakistanis and MID easterners. Perhaps that i the reason they take up western culture so easily as traditional bahmin culture was never too strong on them. I am myself a Maharahtrian Brahmin. You might be aware we are the most European looking Brahmin community in India. It will be interesting to o some DNA sampling on Maharashtrian Brahmins as well. Anyway I will like to add off topic India is so diverse but it’s soul seems to reside on the ghats of the Ganges. This coming from a Maharashtrian Brahmin but I think it’s true. anyway.

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Comment on Dhokra ( lost-wax) metal casting craft in eastern India by Cristen https://rajeshkochhar.com/dhokra-lost-wax-metal-casting-craft-in-eastern-india/#comment-109 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 05:23:27 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=58#comment-109 A powerful share, I simply given this onto a colleague who was doing just a little analysis on this. And he the truth is purchased me breakfast as a result of I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the deal with! However yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you turn into experience, would you thoughts updating your weblog with extra particulars? It’s highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this weblog post!

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Ashwani Kumar Gulla https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-103 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 17:59:45 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-103 Dear Mr. Kochhar,
Your study on Khatri Gives ample opportunity to understand some context of origin of words. Being a student of Ancient History, spritualism, anthropology and sociology the research work done on some very important management areas, undoubtedly your simple messages on concepts have given inner concsciousness to the readers. To understand word “Khatri” I tell you the words of my ancestors – ” We hold the sword in hands and it would be better to die than holding a tarazu (tarakrhi) in hands”. Secondly, “Paisa te Kanjaran kol vi honda hai, Izzar jyada zaruri hai, Paisa hi jyada zaruri hove te log Kanjaran naal rishte kar lain”. I think being punjabi Khatri, everybody could understand what a KHATRI means. My ancestors assumed Khatri far higher than Rajputs etc. They were absolutely Khatriya. I could not understand why the people are giving more importance to word “Kshatriya” than “Khatri”. My ancestors were very literate and rulers of “Shah” of Punjab of their time were more eager to call themselve Khatri than word ‘Kshatriya’. They always explained that ‘Kshatriya’ and “Khatri” is synonymous. I have alot to add in your write-up and very interesting knowledge about Khatris since mythological Ramayana,Purana period/Mahabaharata time and more….. Best of luck to all of the reader !

With lots of regards.
Ashwani kumar Gulla

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Comment on Papers/Book Chapters/Lectures’ Texts by Rajesh Kochhar https://rajeshkochhar.com/publications/#comment-102 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 14:17:10 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=4#comment-102 Thanks. You can mail me at rkochhar2000@yahoo.com

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Comment on Papers/Book Chapters/Lectures’ Texts by Anjana Singh https://rajeshkochhar.com/publications/#comment-101 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:11:09 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=4#comment-101 I would like to get in touch with Prof. R Kochhar to invite him to the London School of Economics for a lecture on Useful and Reliable Knowledge in South Asia.

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Comment on William Petrie (d.1816), Madras Civil Servant 1765-1812 and Governor,Penang 1812-1816 by Pakistan Education https://rajeshkochhar.com/william-petrie-d1816madras-civil-servant-1765-1812-and-governorpenang-1812-1816/#comment-100 Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:01:35 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=132#comment-100 It’s a very informative and useful article. This article is very affective to increase knowledge of students. I am very thankful to you for this information.

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Comment on Dhokra ( lost-wax) metal casting craft in eastern India by Shivam Shrivastav https://rajeshkochhar.com/dhokra-lost-wax-metal-casting-craft-in-eastern-india/#comment-99 Sun, 24 Apr 2011 12:15:01 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=58#comment-99 Dear Sir,

I have completed my MBA from IIM Lucknow and am planning to open an entrepreneurial venture which would have a social impact. I hail from Ranchi, Jharkhand and I would like to work in the field of Dhokra art.

I would like to have your views and guidance on the same. Please take out some time in your busy schedule for guiding me via email.

Regards
Shivam Shrivastav

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Comment on India’s lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan – I in a wider context by Bruce https://rajeshkochhar.com/india%e2%80%99s-lunar-spacecraft-chandrayaan-i-in-a-wider-context/#comment-98 Fri, 15 Apr 2011 14:45:55 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=123#comment-98 Good for India. They deserve it, as they are a very hard working culture with some brilliant people there.

this is my favorite part though…

“They provided first direct confirmation of presence of water in the form of ice on the Moon. ”

Crazy to think that there’s actual H2O molecules out there. Kinda like a science fiction movie.

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Comment on Subramanya Chandrasekhar : A tribute (1999) by Casey Miller https://rajeshkochhar.com/subramanya-chandrasekhar-a-tribute-1999/#comment-97 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 15:59:26 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=65#comment-97 This is truly an amazing story. A real lifetime testimonial that we can do anything as long as we work hard enough and sometimes the things we want in life may not happen but maybe that’s just the way things are. there are things we can work at and there are thing that no matter how hard we try, we can never get. This for me is a realization that everything in life is a choice of the level of determination we give to get what we want in life. A true inspiration to me personally.

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Comment on Dhokra Artisans of Bankura and Dariapur, West Bengal by Anurag https://rajeshkochhar.com/dhokra-artisans-of-bankura-and-dariapur-west-bengal/#comment-95 Fri, 11 Mar 2011 19:48:58 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=59#comment-95 Hi Rajesh, I must appreciate the nice article of yours. For long I want to get in touch with some Dhokra Artists, would you be knowing someone. Please do let me know.

Thanks,

Anuag

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Comment on Quran-burning: A dangerous and mad move by admin https://rajeshkochhar.com/quran-burning-a-dangerous-and-mad-move/#comment-90 Sun, 26 Sep 2010 03:57:16 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=127#comment-90 Certainly.

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Comment on Quran-burning: A dangerous and mad move by ML https://rajeshkochhar.com/quran-burning-a-dangerous-and-mad-move/#comment-89 Sat, 25 Sep 2010 23:18:14 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=127#comment-89 Sahib Kochhar,

Is it possible to contact you privately with regard to one of your publications?

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Comment on Rahu and Ketu in mythological and “astronomological” contexts by admin https://rajeshkochhar.com/rahu-and-ketu-in-mythological-and-%e2%80%9castronomological%e2%80%9d-contexts/#comment-83 Sat, 14 Aug 2010 15:42:11 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=126#comment-83 You are no doubt right that caturyuga is mentioned in the Mahabharata. This however does not mean that the Mahabharata was open till Aryabhata’s time, because Aryabhata is NOT the originator of the yuga scheme. The scheme is described in the Manusmrti. It is an interesting example of how astronomers borrowed concepts from scriptures for their own use.

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Comment on Rahu and Ketu in mythological and “astronomological” contexts by Jijith NR https://rajeshkochhar.com/rahu-and-ketu-in-mythological-and-%e2%80%9castronomological%e2%80%9d-contexts/#comment-80 Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:19:02 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=126#comment-80 Sir

I am a former scientist of ISRO (2001-2006) and now a researcher on Mahabharata (doing on personal interest). I liked your article on Rahu and Ketu and agree with most of your findings. What interested me most is your statement that Mahabharata text was closed by 100 BCE. I had done some work on the same question and concluded that Mahabharata was open till 500 CE and contains Aryabhata’s 4.32 million year long Chaturyuga definition (476 AD to 550 AD) . http://ancientvoice.wikidot.com/article:kali-yuga2.
This is found in Santi Parva (http://ancientvoice.wikidot.com/src-mbh-12:section-230).

Please have a look and let me know what you think. The closing date of Mahabharata is very important for my research work.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Ramesh Chander https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-77 Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:38:30 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-77 Dear Dr Kochhar

Truely a facinating and scholarly piece of work. Congratulations! I agree that DNA based research offers opportunties to test out your thesis.
It may interest you to know that the National Geographic is currently doing a large scale study thru its Genographic Project. Although the sample it will draw may largely be of residents of North America, it may attract others. Please see the link – nationalgeographic.com/genographic

It provides extensive info on the nature of the study.

I would be interested in further work that you are likely to undertake in relation to the Soods.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by admin https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-75 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:25:10 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-75 Dear Prof. Sinha-Thanks for your letter. I have suggested that DNA fingerprinting can resolve many issues in Indian social anthropology (as well as ancient history). Caste system is a valuable genetic lab. If we choose our samples carefully and carry out our research in a detached manner, valuable insights, and valuable scientific results, can emerge. But geneticists with a well-equipped .lab will have to come forward.I would like to suggest this to biologists stationed abroad. Of course they will require help from social scientists in formulating the problem. I am sure genetic comparison of Punjabi Khatris and Himachal Soods will be very rewarding. Similarly it will be interesting to see how closely Parsis, Kashmiri Pandits and Pushtoon s or Balochs are related. Any takers?

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by arun p sinha https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-74 Wed, 14 Jul 2010 06:27:59 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-74 Dear Dr. Kochhar,
You have interesting insights on Khatris. I would keenly look forward to DNA result, and it would be great if I am included in a mailing list for alerts when your conclusions are out.
PS: I am sure you would control for the possibility that the graeco-persian connection may be intrinsic to the brahminical stream as a whole, such as is evident in the pan-indian preferences of feature and complexion.
Best.
Arun P Sinha
Professor of Strategy
IIT Kanpur

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Comment on India’s lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan – I in a wider context by Subbiah Arunachalam https://rajeshkochhar.com/india%e2%80%99s-lunar-spacecraft-chandrayaan-i-in-a-wider-context/#comment-59 Mon, 19 Apr 2010 04:12:56 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=123#comment-59 Dear Rajesh: It will be interesting to examine the three papers – the Indian paper rejected by both Science and Nature and the two papers by the US scientists which were accepted and published BEFORE the Indian paper appeared in print.

Arun

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Comment on Scriptures, science and mythology:Astronomy in Indian cultures by admin https://rajeshkochhar.com/scriptures-science-and-mythologyastronomy-in-indian-cultures/#comment-53 Mon, 29 Mar 2010 17:30:13 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=98#comment-53 There are 100-odd astronomican references in the Mahabharata text.As is well known, the text was composed over an extended period of time. Over and above this, there are passages which are cleraly recognized as later interpolations.Of the 150 astronomical verses it is not possible to single out those which are contemporaneous with the battle.Many of these verses cannot be representative of actual sky phenomenon; they are meant to dramatically convey to king Dhrtrastra, who cannot see for himself, that the cosmic order has broken down.
Astronomical data in the Mahabharata have been interpreted by a number of scholars to yield a wide spectrum of dates ranging from 3140BC to 1151BC.The bracket is too wide to be of much use.
The exclusively astronomical text Vedanga Jyotisa states that the sun reaches Dhanistha, also called Sarvistha ( Alpha Delphini), on winter solstice.The epoch of this styatement if rigorous would be about 1400BC.
For details you may refer to Rajesh Kochhart (2000) The Vedic People ( Hyderabad : Orien BlackSwan, reprint 2009)

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Comment on Scriptures, science and mythology:Astronomy in Indian cultures by Somaditya Bandyopadhyay https://rajeshkochhar.com/scriptures-science-and-mythologyastronomy-in-indian-cultures/#comment-52 Wed, 24 Mar 2010 23:31:52 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=98#comment-52 Sir, what do you think of B N Narahari Achar’s astronomical dating of Mahabharata and Vedas ?

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Kapil Dev Saggi https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-50 Tue, 02 Mar 2010 15:07:12 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-50 Thanks for this great information, I am also a Punjabi Khatri and want to know more about my origin…

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Comment on Nobel peace prize for Barack Obama:Advance payment for goods to be supplied by Swamykant https://rajeshkochhar.com/nobel-peace-prize-for-barack-obama/#comment-46 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 09:17:44 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=115#comment-46 “It is like advance payment for goods to be delivered. ” – Yes it is really true.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Rajeev Puri. https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-45 Tue, 12 Jan 2010 14:53:30 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-45 Dear Rajeshji,
Spectacular work-hats off.
I have got the answer to the spectacular success of Khatris in Bollywood, which has an overwhelming presence of Khatris.
The impressive personalities and European looks of Khatris have stood out always.
The martial approach to all aspects of life is evident as Khatris excel in business, defence, corporates, films,research, etc-the result of forays in all fields being success.
Regards-pl carry on the good work.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Jatin Kapoor https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-42 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 20:03:49 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-42 Can you please let me know some similarity between punjabi Khatri (Kapoor) and Rajput’s (Dhakarey). I wanted to know couple positive points between them if possible… Please help!!!

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Comment on Subramanya Chandrasekhar : A tribute (1999) by anasuya https://rajeshkochhar.com/subramanya-chandrasekhar-a-tribute-1999/#comment-41 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 08:32:42 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=65#comment-41 did u hv any further contact with mrs. lalitha chandrasekhar?

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Comment on Nobel peace prize for Barack Obama:Advance payment for goods to be supplied by kuldip singh https://rajeshkochhar.com/nobel-peace-prize-for-barack-obama/#comment-40 Sat, 07 Nov 2009 03:49:07 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=115#comment-40 really giving new insides from historic perspectives

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Comment on CV: Brief by Srimati Lal https://rajeshkochhar.com/brief-cv/#comment-39 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 06:30:14 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?page_id=11#comment-39 A very informative and fascinating website. Thank you and my congratulations on your excellent work — Srimati Lal

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Comment on CV: Brief by Srimati Lal https://rajeshkochhar.com/brief-cv/#comment-38 Tue, 27 Oct 2009 06:28:53 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?page_id=11#comment-38 A very informative and fascinating website. Thank you and may I convey my conratulations on your excellent work. Srimati Lal

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Comment on Pride and Peeve: India and the Nobel science prizes by L https://rajeshkochhar.com/pride-and-peeve-india-and-the-nobel-science-prizes/#comment-36 Sat, 17 Oct 2009 07:05:42 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=117#comment-36 Very lucidly expressed! The problem starts at college level. Our science education in the Universities aims at making “everyone pass”. So the syllabus, teaching and examination are all oriented towards that. Maybe we want statistics to show our high number of science graduates. But still, we are shamefully low down in the human dev index list. So might as well give good education and forget the pass percentage. This way, we may get a few excellent universities capable of attracting top students and thereby attracting top researchers.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by KAURA https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-33 Sun, 11 Oct 2009 16:49:16 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-33 Thats some great work Kocchar saahib, thank to you for enlightening us Khatris about all this. Certianly we Khatris dont belong to vaish varna as whined by some mischevious people on various forums and websites, i personally beleive that nobody can stop us from serving our great motherland ‘Bharata” and we Khatris should keep on moving forward on this path to transform our nation to acheive its lost glory, thanks.

regards,
KAURA.

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Comment on On the origin of the Punjabi Khatris by Naresh Malhotra https://rajeshkochhar.com/on-the-origin-of-the-punjabi-khatris/#comment-28 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 12:27:43 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=105#comment-28 Dear Rajesh ji,

I didn’t know that my roots are so deep, thanks for sharing your valuable study on this subject. You wonderful work may not get recognition form all, but to even to few it will make a mark on them.

With my deepest regards

Naresh Malhotra

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Comment on Aryabhata reinstalled by admin https://rajeshkochhar.com/aryabhata-reinstalled/#comment-24 Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:55:24 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=109#comment-24 Thanks. Correction made. Aryabhata was born in AD 476 and composed Aryabhatiyam in AD499.

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Comment on Aryabhata reinstalled by Amar Jyoti https://rajeshkochhar.com/aryabhata-reinstalled/#comment-23 Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:14:46 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=109#comment-23 Just wanted to draw you attention to the statement that he was born in 476 and composed his work in 476. perhaps a typo, unless I have missed something.

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Comment on Scriptures, science and mythology:Astronomy in Indian cultures by Dr Shashikant https://rajeshkochhar.com/scriptures-science-and-mythologyastronomy-in-indian-cultures/#comment-22 Sun, 16 Aug 2009 15:56:34 +0000 http://rajeshkochhar.com/?p=98#comment-22 Excellent Work Sir .
God Bless YOU
Contact me on yogis2doctors@yahoo.co.in .
we are Doing Few Researches on ancient Tradition of Yoga and Ayurveda.
Dr Shashikant

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