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David Frawley (or Vāmadeva Śāstrī वामदेव शास्त्री) is an author on Hinduism, Yoga and Ayurveda, founder and director of the "American Institute for Vedic Studies" in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through his institute, he offers courses on Yoga philosophy, Ayurveda, and Hindu astrology. Hinduism (known as in modern Indian languages[1]) is a religious tradition[2] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... For other uses, see Yoga (disambiguation). ... Shirodhara, one of the techniques of Ayurveda Ayurveda (Devanagari: ) or Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient system of health care that is native to the Indian subcontinent. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Fe Founded ca. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...



Frawley was born 1950 into a Catholic family in La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States. He was the second of ten children: the first and he and another were boys, the rest girls. He attended a Catholic school until he was about ten years old. After that he and his family moved to Denver, Colorado.[citation needed] Location in the state of Wisconsin Coordinates: , Counties Government  - Mayor Mark Johnsrud Area  - City 57. ... Students in Rome, Italy. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado City-County Denver (coextensive) Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ...

In 2000, he published his memoirs, How I Became a Hindu, in which he details his own spiritual journey from his earlier Catholic upbringing to finally embracing Hinduism as his religion.

Notable works

In books like "The myth of the Aryan Invasion of India", he criticized obsolete 19th century racial interpretations of Indian prehistory, such as the theory of a conflict between invading caucasoid Aryans and Dravidians.[1] With the book In Search of the Cradle of Civilization, Frawley attacks such historical scenarios of "Aryan Invasion", stating: It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Scientific racism. ... The Aryan race is a concept in European culture that was influential in the period of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

"There is no racial evidence of any such Indo-Aryan invasion of India but only of a continuity of the same group of people who traditionally considered themselves to be Aryans."[2]

However, Martha Nussbaum notes that: Martha Nussbaum Martha Nussbaum (born Martha Craven on May 6, 1947) is an American philosopher, with a particular interest in ancient philosophy, political philosophy and ethics. ...

"Even David Frawley, the most determined opponent of the "Aryan Migration" theory, does not contest the linguists' most basic claims."[3]

Dr. Latta has been a active member of the Tribal Politics in Rajastan. He has been actively involved in the upliftment of the tribals in the rural Rajastan, particularly in Udaipur Division. His recent acceptance of the Jesus has widely made him popular iot only in Rajastan but also at the national level and overseas as well. Once a strong believer of Rama and the verocious reader of Bhavat Gita has become th ehardcore follower and preecher of the word of the God, the Jaesus and the Bible now have created a mission for his movement and a mass emancipation of the christans particularily Tribals ( the Paople of Anuchouchit JanJathi)

Partial bibliography

  • Gods, Sages, and Kings, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-910261-37-7
  • From the River of Heaven, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-910261-38-5
  • Hinduism: The Eternal Tradition (Sanatana Dharma), Voice of India, New Delhi ISBN 81-85990-29-8
  • The Myth of the Aryan Invasion Theory online book, update, article
  • In Search of the Cradle of Civilization
  • How I Became a Hindu
  • The Rig Veda and the History of India ISBN 81-7742-039-9
  • Hinduism and the Clash of Civilizations.
  • Yoga and Ayurveda, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-914955-81-0
  • Tantric Yoga, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-910261-39-3
  • Wisdom of the Ancient Seers, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-910261-36-9
  • Oracle of Rama, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-910261-35-0
  • Yoga and the Sacred Fire, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-940985-75-6
  • Ayurvedic Healing, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-914955-97-7
  • Ayurveda and Marma Therapy, (with Ranade and Lele), Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-940985-59-4
  • Yoga for Your Type: Ayurvedic Guide to Your Asana Practice, (with Summerfield-Kozak), Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-910261-30-X
  • Ayurveda: Nature's Medicine, (with Ranade), Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-914955-95-0
  • Yoga of Herbs: Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine, (with Lad), Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-941524-24-8
  • Ayurveda and the Mind, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-914955-36-5
  • Astrology of the Seers, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-914955-89-6
  • Ayurvedic Astrology, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin ISBN 0-940985-88-8

Twin Lakes is a village located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin. ... In Search of the Cradle of Civilization: New Light on Ancient India is a 1995 book by Georg Feuerstein, Subhash Kak, and David Frawley that argues against the theories that Indo-European peoples only arrived in India in the middle of the second millennium BC (the Aryan invasion theory and...


  1. ^ Arvidsson 2006:298 Arvidsson, Stefan (2006), Aryan Idols: Indo-European Mythology as Ideology and Science, translated by Sonia Wichmann, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press.
  2. ^ Frawley, David. http://www.stephen-knapp.com/solid_evidence_debunking_aryan_invasion.htm
  3. ^ Nussbaum, p. 369, note 8.


  • Nussbaum, Martha (2007). The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-02482-6. 

Martha Nussbaum Martha Nussbaum (born Martha Craven on May 6, 1947) is an American philosopher, with a particular interest in ancient philosophy, political philosophy and ethics. ...

See also

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There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Swami Vivekananda (Sanskrit: , Svāmi Vivekānanda) (January 12, 1863 – July 4, 1902), whose pre-monastic name was Narendranath Dutta (Bengali: , Nôrendrônath Dôt-tô), was one of the most famous and influential spiritual leaders of the philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga. ... Mukunda Lal Ghosh (January 5, 1893 in Gorakhpur, in northern India - March 7, 1952), better known as Paramahansa Yogananda, was a Bengali yogi and guru. ...

External links

Frawley on Indian history

  • The Aryan-Dravidian Controversy Article by David Frawley
  • Frawley, David (2002). "Witzel's vanishing ocean - How to read vedic texts any way you like".
  • Kazanas, Nicholas (2002). "Rigvedic town and ocean: Witzel vs Frawley". Article by Kazanas (pdf)

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