2013-12-09 11:24:05 - “Madhya Rajasthan esthith Didwana ka Itihas” by Sharwan Kumar Kakra and Dr. Arun Vyas elaborates to the world about the history of the town named Didwana of Rajasthan.
Over the last century we have discovered many pre-historic or ancient civilizations. This has potentially helped our growth as finding our roots and knowing our culture is for me the utmost important and valuable thing a man can have. In short, we can say knowledge of the Past, which indirectly helps the path of mankind towards future. Thus it holds such an important place in our minds. The authors have exactly achieved this by writing this book, revealing a town which has prehistoric back ground.
Didwana is a town which lies in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan in India. The Great Indian Desert, straddling what is currently the southern 50% of the India-Pakistan outskirt, supplied critical archaeological materials in the
late twentieth century. The Pre-historic people of India were making two types of lithic assemblages in two separate areas i. e. Sub-Himalayan India and Peninsular India during the Lower Paleolithic and these two different cultural traditions are known as Soanian and Acheulian respectively. Hand axes and cleavers discovered at Didwana, Rajasthan; where as the Shiwalik Range, yield assemblages somewhat composed of pebble or cobble tools without any hand axes or cleavers.
Acheulian tools have been found from pre-historic times and even evidence of Home Erectus has been mentioned which could be around 8 lakh years before present. This has been a breakthrough revelation in terms of Archaeological findings and even the presence of palaeo channels of ancient rivers and tributaries (river Drishadvati; tributary of mighty river Saraswati) are being found. They have given a detailed description of all these things and by reading it we as readers can easily visualize and relate to the content. It definitely brings us much closer to our history and the culture mixed with it. Informations about these pre historic findings help us to know a lot about our origin and more so it helps in comparing our growth since the early civilizations.
This book also deals with the different political dynasties and regimes that came to power and dominated the region. Along with the political scenario, they have also dealt with the geological and cultural aspects of the region. This book has elaborated on various aspects about Didwana town and its surrounding region in relation with the education, literature, culture, spiritualism and very much Ayurvedas and cultural heritage sites.
Sharwan Kumar Kakra has his educational roots sunk into the soils of Historical eras. Having the year 1987 witness the post graduation of this author in Sanskrit and watched this writer transform in the fields of creativity. Since 1986, this author also has had his schedules booked with Magazines and newspapers write ups with touches of History, Vedas, astrological and festive cultures. 2011 had him retired after devoting seamless 40 years of service to the education department.
Dr. Arun Vyas is a highly educated individual having backgrounds from Geology, and a Ph.D. in Science. He is a Lecturer in College education and has put more than 15 years in teaching and research. In addition to the writing on Geological, Pre-history, Environmental and Groundwater conservation issues; Dr. Vyas has published many research papers in national and international journals of repute. He has elaborated on the rich geological history connected with this town. The authors did a thorough research of the region and extracted new informations and bringing out Unknown facts in front of us.
Book : Madhya Rajasthan esthith Didwana ka Itihas
Author : Sharwan Kumar Kakra and Dr. Arun Vyas
ISBN : 978-93-83271-82-5
Price : Rs.250.00
Publishing Date: November 2013
Publisher: Power Publishers