Krishna Reddy Indian History.pdf
The second edition of Krishna Reddy’s History of India provides a comprehensive approach to the various aspects of the subject. At the same time, according to Sperry William, The History of India should be read in the context of Raja Yoga. In addition, Sperra points out the need for certain prerequisites for learning Raja Yoga: asceticism and lack of interest in material values. Here he mentions the need for the ability to concentrate thought, which has developed over the centuries of Indian spiritual culture.
Reddy’s History of India, like William B. Gregory’s Indian Metaphysical Atlas, has at its disposal a vast amount of detailed information from which to choose an object of study. As a result, one can form an impression of Indian philosophy not only from the point of view of scientific knowledge, but also as a part of messianic or religious philosophy. On the other hand, Reddy borrows not only certain aspects of Indian culture, but also much of non-Indian knowledge. According to Sperri, Reddi is more of a “barbaric” version of Indian history than a scholarly book.
In addition to the preface included as an appendix, the edition includes 10 chapters: a preface to the history of Indian mathematics in the Brahmi language; an introduction to the history of India in the Marathi language; an introduction to Indian philosophy and the doctrine of Atman and Maya; an introduction to a comprehensive history of India; an introduction to the history of India as part of philosophy; an introduction about metaphysics and the theory of knowledge; introduction regarding yoga; an introduction to the philosophy and metaphysics of Raja Yoga. The book concludes with detailed maps of India and the Himalayas, which will also play a role in providing a historical picture of the culture of India.
For the publication of Historical India, V. A. Jung built a second Indian geographical map, and both maps used illustrations traditional for Indian maps.
On the title page of the edition, Reddy included a bilingual litany in ancient Indian: “Bharati mahanam samvam Lokam”. This text is a complex multi-stage introduction to the historical narrative. In fact, the grammar and syntax are lost in this passage, and the word mah means “state” and samv means “people.” Therefore, in the modern Indian language, this word is used both to describe the peoples and states belonging to Asia, and to designate areas