Is it......I still don’t believe, I have a chance By Shipreeta Verma X.I.M.B. (uh12043)
A little HISTORY• I was still six when my Granny told me stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata, I just got mesmerised.• At twelve I never missed a single episode of Sri Krishna (The only T.V. Show I watched those days), happily accepting mockeries of friends.• By the eighteenth birthday, I had known that Indians discovered- zero, decimals, republican system of government, had given one of the oldest written text, was the first to abolish slavery and what not. I was sure that this couldn’t be the result of a few innovative minds. It had to do something with THIER HISTORY.
So What???• I felt, I had got the answer to my simple question, “Why dint my Granny’s story seem as a simple fairy tail? Why did it sound real?” “It is real” was my belief. “It very much is a part of our glorious history.”• My belief got stronger when I learnt about “Well planned city of Dwarika” drowned in water and when I got to know that historians have agreed that battle of “Mahabharata” was actually fought.• Suddenly analyzing various events of our so called mythology (I don’t consider them myth ) and calculating about their chronological order became my biggest hobby.
Still eighteen, I got into • I joined my engineering, securedan engineering college fairly good marks, but did not leave behind MY HISTORY. • I continued to read various articles, theories about Indian History and got to know various contradicting view about same issues, about same instances, about same episodes. • Then it struck, “Why just rely on others interpretations, why not interpret myself ”
Belief Vs Reality Belief Reality• I have immense • I have limited knowledge knowledge• I can easily • A lot of study divide our has to be done history into to reach to this similar time level frames • Knowledge is• Knowledge is not just hard, not difficult to but also attain if you expensive to have interest attain, even if you have interest
The DREAM• Getting to know about the reality made me forget about my desire.• It was perhaps lost somewhere till I heard of Godrej loud. “I can fund the expenditure of this study. Hurray!”• My DREAM for today is to learn Vedic Sanskrit and read the original copies of more the more ancient books and gather relevant information for my BOOK
Approximate Expenditure (Breakup)• Cost of learning Vedic Sanskrit (Distance Learning)- Rs.45,000• Cost to visit various old libraries(Travel and other expenditure included)- Rs. 60,000• Cost of buying few important books- Rs. 30,000• Misc. Cost- Rs. 10,000• Total- Rs. 1,45,000