R. Durgadoss author of "The Indus Challenge" talks about his journey of this book...
Share with us your journey of researching for the background of the book:
Research phase is the most interesting phase in the journey of the author. In a historical thriller, first the period and then the plot has to be frozen. Once it is done, then starts the naming of the characters and the chapterisation.
Research phase is on, once prior to the plot design stage and again just before the chapterisation phase, since the author has to picturise the period – in terms of the culture, names, language etc…
Let us look at the research phase prior to the plot finalization phase. In this stage, the author has to identify the mysteries in that era. When history is a mystery, the author can fill in the gaps with his creative spin.
In the making of ‘The Indus Challenge’, the following unresolved questions/mysteries served as the foundation for the research criteria.
Unresolved questions/mysteries identified by the author during the making of “The Indus Challenge”
What are the questions that arose:
- Where do, Chiranjivi stated in mythology, live? In what form? Who can sight them? When will they all come together? It is said in the mythologies that these Chiranjivis will all come together at the time of birth of Kalki in a village called Sambala Village on the ThamiraBarani River. But till then where do they live? Many people have claimed to have sighted some of the Chiranjivis.
- Amrit (Nector) fell in four cities of Bharat. Can we access the Amrit today? Where is it hidden?
- Why can’t we initiate Brahmastra (Master of all missiles) by the invoking mantra viz., Gayathri Mantra (as we all know the Gayathri mantra)? Who can initiate Brahmastra today? How? Are there any secret passwords for that? Is nuclear missile same as of Brahmastra?
More Questions during the era of Alexander the Great, Chandragupta Era (340 – 300BC)
- Alexander the Great’s horse was his closest companion. Did the horse bring him to India? Did the horse have some previous Janmic connections with Ancient Bharat?
- Did Alexander the Great came only with territorial ambition? Or the teachings of Aristotle such as ‘Ambrosia’ (Amrit/Nectar) (They call Ambrosa in Greek) & Missiles influenced him to reach India? Was there any hidden agenda for his trip?
- When the soldiers of Alexander saw the image of Krishna carried by the soldiers of King Porus, they shouted ‘HeraklesHerakles’ – Krishna is referred as Herakles by historians. Are there similarities between Greek mythology and Indian mythology?
- Did Alexander the great meet Chandragupta/Chanakya?
- Where do the clues to Amrit/Brahmastra and various ancient sastras that resemble modern sciences lie in India today? Can we unlock them?
- Who are the secret nine unknown men of the Emperor Ashoka era? When will their lineage come out in open? What clues they have?
- Why the Harappah languages are not yet decoded? Do their symbols convey a coherent meaning? Is it a language or one off symbols?
- How come Ramsethu stores the highest thorium (30% of global reserves) (Alternate for Uranium based Nuclear reactors) reserves – was it legacy of Lord Ram or was it a Co-incidence?
- How come Chandragupta, an unknown boy, setup a big Empire? Who guided/financed him apart from AcharyaChanakya?
- Did Chandragupta marry a Greek Princess?
- Why did Chandragupta employed the first lady Greek commandos?
- Why did AcharyaChanakya commit suicide after living a colorful life?
- Was there any underground caves beneath mount Kailash linking it to key places of ancient Bharath?
The Making of ‘The Indus challenge’ begins …
The questions on the mysteries of Bharat go on. These questions bothered the author. When history is a mystery – it is a creator’s delight.
The research phase focused on extracting literature around these areas. Thus the author stepped in to link the seemingly unconnected dots with the help of the protagonist ‘Rudra’ of The Indus Challenge.‘Rudra’, the hero was born to answer these in his birth.
The Journey of ‘The Indus Challenge’ thus Begins… with this research design.
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