Ancient India was more Technologically advanced than the West ... A video by desciple of Shri Shri RaviShankar ji, Khurshed Batliwala, who is also director of World Alliance for Youth Empowerment at Ruia College, Mumbai. With a post graduate in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Khurshed Batliwala, or Bawa as he is fondly known (a nick name that has stuck from his IIT days) is an extraordinary personality. In his own words, he decided it was better to teach people meditation and make them happy rather than teach them mathematics and make them miserable and thus chose the unconventional and challenging career path as a faculty member of the Art of Living, sharing the vision of its founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, which is to see a smile on every face on the planet. – YouTube/ Art of Living Foundation
Dominant Social Theme: The ancients have nothing much to teach us. They lived in caves.
Free-Market Analysis: In this video, recently uploaded to YouTube, Khurshed Batliwala explains a few of the technologies invented in India up to 4,000 years ago or more, including the separation of zinc from other other metals in a liquid state.
Rust-proof ceremonial pillars include one near Bangor that has been dated to 2400 years ago. Importantly, Batliwala points out that the pillar was built by tribal aborignals of that area, not by some sacred or scientific caste. "This was technololgy was available to the tribals." Finally, he shows how the value of Pi was encrypted into a sacred Katapayadi Sankjuya text to "30 decimal places." Bet you didn't know that ...
Ancient India is a mystery and it's probably been kept that way on purpose. The Anglosphere power elite that wants to run the world by creating global government also funds archeology for the most part.
Woe betide any archeologist who discovers something that is much out of the mainstream of current archeological thought. Even discoveries that can be scientifically documented are apparently routinely ignored if they don't fit into the larger archeological pattern that has been established and presented in academically approved texts.
Why this resistance to new discoveries about ancient history? Well, part of it has to do with the understandable scientific prejudice against theories that upset established dogma. But another part of it has to do with the elites themselves, in our view, and a larger determination to promote the current Age as the "best of all possible worlds."
If people had the idea that there were other civilizations that were as sophisticated or even in some ways superior to the present-day, all sorts of questions might begin to pop up.
It is important to maintain that current Western "civilization" is superior to any other civilization, just as it is important to create a historical narrative that shows that Western civ is the culmination of the power and glory of human history. It is a variant of the Earth-as-the-center-of-the-universe theory. The idea is that we live in the most important place at the most important time.
Because this is so, the evolutionary inevitability of our culture is "certain" as well. The implacability of globalization is enforced not just by modern historical trends but by historical ones.
The Earth, we are led to believe, has been growing smaller and smaller (metaphorically anyway) for tens of thousands of years. Human history when seen from this point of view is mostly a political statement. And the inconvenient parts are to be trimmed away.
As we've pointed out numerous times, however, while this may be the dominant narrative, it's not necessarily true. There's plenty of evidence – apocryphal as it might be – that the ancient Indians used flying machines, conducted a small-scale nuclear war and even traveled to the moon.
The off-shore discovery of the ancient city of Dwarka opened eyes as well because of its size and apparent ancient age. Actually there appear to be not one but TWO ancient cities near the present-day (on-land) location of Dwarka.
These cities and other controversial off-shore ruins seem to support the theory that there may have been an advanced ancient human culture that etablished its cities on coastal areas, worldwide. These coastal cities and the culture itself were then wiped out by a catalysm of glacial melting.
Such speculative archeology sets back the Neolithic humanity by some 10,000 years or more. You can see one article (an interview, actually) that we did on the subject here: Michael Cremo on Forbidden Archeology, Our Billion-Year-Old Human History and the Apiritual Satisfaction of the Vedas.
And here's the video detailing some high-tech Indian inventions that are up to 4,000 years old or more:
(Video from Rajiv2711N's YouTube user channel.)