Muller, who was in the pay of the East India Company, went so far as to describe the Vedas as childish poetry.
In her History of India, academician Romilla Thapar describes the celebrated Rig-Veda as “primitive animism”; the Mahabharata as the glorification of a “local feud” between two Aryan tribes; the Ramayana as “a description of local conflicts between the agriculturists of the Ganges Valley and the more primitive hunting and food-gathering societies of the Vindhyan region” (sic).
These are the same people who will happily agree that a child can be conceived without human conception.
Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence produced by the likes of Charles Darwin, they believe the earth was created in 4004 BC and that a certain being called god created the world in seven days. Yes, he was so powerful he needed to rest on Sunday.) They won’t question any Christian or Muslim myths – howsoever outrageous, bizarre or downright funny – but Hindu traditions are open season for them.
They want you to produce Rama’s birth certificate, and chances are even if you somehow get a copy, they will ask for the doctor who attested it.
The British and their acolytes like Max Muller are originally responsible for the prevailing stereotypes about Indian history, religion and culture.
Rama is also a hero in Indonesia (despite it being a Muslim country), Thailand and in several other South East Asian countries.
These scientists are studying facts, they are looking back in time at precession or the position of stars.
They are not regurgitating the discredited writings of Karl Marx, the racist German who supported English rule over India.
Just like the laws of motion cannot be questioned, scientific evidence is incontrovertible.
Science also has a habit of shaking up the deepest foundations if they rest on a bed of lies.
Palaces, pillars, fort walls, a port, anchors and various artefacts have been discovered.