Searching for Vedic India

Devamrita Swami

Deep in lost history, did high civilizations and advanced knowledge thrive? The ancient Vedic literatures of India describe a worldwide civilization that flourished at a time when modern historians insist that humans like us existed simply as hunter-gatherers. This Vedic civilization, centered in India, employed technologies based on a scientific under­standing of the physical elements and forces we know today, as well as more subtle conscious elements.

Devamrita Swami, who has spent a lifetime in his own search for Vedic India, takes us on a journey of intellectual discovery through the history of the remarkable Vedic civilization and its knowledge, locked in the ancient literatures of India. His wit and wisdom combine to make our search for Vedic India not only illuminating but entertaining. He tells us not only the truths of Vedic India, but how they are again coming to be. Searching for Vedic India thus takes us not only into the past, but into the future.

The author 

Devamrita Swami is an author and researcher specializing in the history and
knowledge of ancient India. Born in New York City, he began his immersion in
India upon graduating from Yale University in 1972. Visiting India annually
for almost three decades, he is an ordained sannyasi, or monk, of India's
Vaisnava spiritual tradition. He is now based in Australia, from where he
travels to every continent. His previous book, Perfect Escape, is a