DOLMEN IN TELENGANA

DOLMEN IN TELENGANA
Credit: Manonmani Pudhuezuthu

The word megalith has stemmed from the merger of two Greek terms of "mega" meaning large and "lithic" signifying stone.

Presently the megalithic tribes of India use various structures of stone as burials or memorials of the dead. However in the past megaliths were not only sepulchral/funerary structures but were also used both as memorials of the dead and to commemorate various events of the family and that of the community. Megaliths were found even to be used as boundary markers and also as astronomical structures.


Each passing day numerous ancient megaliths get destroyed in India and we have no record of this disaster. It is sad that no government agencies like the ASI, the State Archaeological Depts and the District Administrations demonstrate any interest in their protection perhaps for their tribal origin and also possibly because megaliths to them do not appear to be significant relics of our land.

In actuality prehistoric megaliths are a significant source of our ancient history and their preservation is imperative as these monuments are evidences that India was indeed a land of the tribals in hoary times. A few of them however suggests that astronomy and geometry was known to the megalithic tribals millennias prior to the emergence of the Brahmanical astronomer/mathematicians. Obliteration of prehistoric megaliths is bound to erase this verity.

To view a few photographs of megaliths of India visit:

http://www.megalithsindia.com/2010/11/images-of-megaliths.html

The photographs and essays from this website may be used for research purposes giving credit to it.

Come let’s celebrate megaliths…

HISTORY BOOKS OF JHARKHAND WILL NOW TEACH MY RESEARCH ON MEGALITHS FROM THIS YEAR...now this is some news !!!

DOLMEN of JHARKHAND

DOLMEN of JHARKHAND
LOHARDAGGA. JHARKHAND

Thursday, 3 August 2017

JHARKHAND HISTORY BOOKS WILL HENCEFORTH TEACH MY RESEARCH ON MEGALITHS.

Something good has happened to Government schools of Jharkhand.  From this year the history books of Jharkhand government schools will teach a small part of my research on megaliths of the state. 

The book on Ancient History of Jharkhand is of Class VI is in Hindi and is aptly named HAMARA DHAROHAR.

THE CLASS VI BOOK OF ANCIENT HISTORY  OF JHARKHAND THAT INCLUDES  A SMALL PART OF MY RESEARCH ON THE MEGALITHS OF JHARKHAND.


THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK THAT DISPLAYS THE LARGE CHOKAHATU MEGALITHIC SITE

I have always wanted that megaliths be granted the status of a source of prehistory of India. Megaliths were indeed taught in the prehistory section of such history books but Indians at large were largely unaware of the presence of the enormous treasure of megaliths of state.

I am indeed grateful to Jharkhand Education Department for having included a slice of my research on the megaliths of the state. 

A great start has been made...let this stay and spread and let the the megaliths of the state be preserved.

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