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Chess was invented in Bharat (aka India) -- here is a 1991 review of
a book:

[ Subject: SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ From: Dr. Jai Maharaj
[ Date: January 29, 1998
[
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ by Sa'id-al-Andalusi
[
[ Book translated by S. I. Salem and A. Kumar University
[ of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 1991.
[
[ Review by Rajen S. Anand
[
[ INDIA-WEST, November 29, 1991, page 61
[
[ Long Beach, California - An Indo-American professor,
[ along with a colleague, has translated and eleventh-
[ century book published in Islamic Spain which documents
[ the contribution of scientific knowledge from India,
[ Greece, Persia, Rome, Egypt and other Middle Eastern
[ countries.
[
[ During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning
[ and research existed in Muslim Spain, where students
[ gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier
[ scientific works and study with famous teachers.
[
[ One of these teachers was Sa'id-al-Andalusi (Sa'id of
[ Andalusia), who in 1068 wrote Kitab Tabaqut al-Umam
[ (Book of Categories of Nations) and recorded the
[ contributions to science by these nations.
[
[ Today, it is one of the very rare Spanish Muslim
[ texts. The book was recently translated by
[ Sema'an-I-Salem and Alok Kumar, both professors at
[ California State University at Long Beach.
[
[ Titled SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, the book
[ compiles the contributions of India and other countries
[ to science. The information of Greece, Egypt and Rome
[ is well-known to the scientific community in western
[ countries.
[
[ However, [knowledge by the West of the] role of
[ scientists and philosophers from such countries as
[ India, Spain, the Middle East and the contribution of
[ Islam to science is new and important.
[
[ Medicine, Astronomy, Numbers, Chess Invention
[
[ According to the manuscript, Indians are "of sublime
[ pensiveness, universal apologues, and useful and rare
[ inventions." The book also validates the earlier-known
[ facts that chess was invented in India and Indians
[ "surpassed all other people in their knowledge of
[ medical science and the strengths of various drugs."
[
[ It also documents India's contributions to astronomy
[ and mathematics, and confirms that the so-called Arabic
[ numerals originated in India.
[
[ Salem and Kumar have made a valuable contribution to
[ the knowledge of the history of science by translating
[ this ancient book.
[
[ The book contains important information on the
[ exchanges of scientific information from India to
[ Persia, and the Islamic empire of Harun-al-Rashid. It
[ also opens a unique window on the Islamic gifts to
[ science and its role in the European Renaissance Period.
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, though written in a
[ reference style, reveals the multinational nature of
[ science. Modern science did not spring with existence
[ full-grown with the Renaissance in Europe. It was
[ influenced by the work of many people from the Middle
[ East and Asia. Their contributions have often been
[ ignored in science history courses taught in the western
[ world.
[
[ The book, published by the University of Texas Press,
[ sheds plenty of light on the multicultural aspect of
[ scientific contribution and confirms the glorious past
[ of India and the other so-called Third World countries.
[
[ End of review by Rajen S. Anand.
[ Authorized Reproduction.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

-----

About the Goon Squad:

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"1991"

Jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc. reached back in his self glory archive for
this one.

Too bad it is not his heritage which is in europe not s. asia. His
ancestors might have played chess from europ, who knows.

Good that islam and s. asia are given equal weight. Sad that china was
not mentioned with its far older record of science and technology.

Chess starting about 1500 years ago was a tiny part of the article. The
chinese war strategy game "go" which is similar in concept started
around 2400 years ago.

We try our best to broaden the horizans of jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc.
as much as possible.
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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

Chess was invented in Bharat (aka India) -- here is a 1991 review of
a book:

[ Subject: SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ From: Dr. Jai Maharaj
[ Date: January 29, 1998
[
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ by Sa'id-al-Andalusi
[
[ Book translated by S. I. Salem and A. Kumar University
[ of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 1991.
[
[ Review by Rajen S. Anand
[
[ INDIA-WEST, November 29, 1991, page 61
[
[ Long Beach, California - An Indo-American professor,
[ along with a colleague, has translated and eleventh-
[ century book published in Islamic Spain which documents
[ the contribution of scientific knowledge from India,
[ Greece, Persia, Rome, Egypt and other Middle Eastern
[ countries.
[
[ During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning
[ and research existed in Muslim Spain, where students
[ gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier
[ scientific works and study with famous teachers.
[
[ One of these teachers was Sa'id-al-Andalusi (Sa'id of
[ Andalusia), who in 1068 wrote Kitab Tabaqut al-Umam
[ (Book of Categories of Nations) and recorded the
[ contributions to science by these nations.
[
[ Today, it is one of the very rare Spanish Muslim
[ texts. The book was recently translated by
[ Sema'an-I-Salem and Alok Kumar, both professors at
[ California State University at Long Beach.
[
[ Titled SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, the book
[ compiles the contributions of India and other countries
[ to science. The information of Greece, Egypt and Rome
[ is well-known to the scientific community in western
[ countries.
[
[ However, [knowledge by the West of the] role of
[ scientists and philosophers from such countries as
[ India, Spain, the Middle East and the contribution of
[ Islam to science is new and important.
[
[ Medicine, Astronomy, Numbers, Chess Invention
[
[ According to the manuscript, Indians are "of sublime
[ pensiveness, universal apologues, and useful and rare
[ inventions." The book also validates the earlier-known
[ facts that chess was invented in India and Indians
[ "surpassed all other people in their knowledge of
[ medical science and the strengths of various drugs."
[
[ It also documents India's contributions to astronomy
[ and mathematics, and confirms that the so-called Arabic
[ numerals originated in India.
[
[ Salem and Kumar have made a valuable contribution to
[ the knowledge of the history of science by translating
[ this ancient book.
[
[ The book contains important information on the
[ exchanges of scientific information from India to
[ Persia, and the Islamic empire of Harun-al-Rashid. It
[ also opens a unique window on the Islamic gifts to
[ science and its role in the European Renaissance Period.
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, though written in a
[ reference style, reveals the multinational nature of
[ science. Modern science did not spring with existence
[ full-grown with the Renaissance in Europe. It was
[ influenced by the work of many people from the Middle
[ East and Asia. Their contributions have often been
[ ignored in science history courses taught in the western
[ world.
[
[ The book, published by the University of Texas Press,
[ sheds plenty of light on the multicultural aspect of
[ scientific contribution and confirms the glorious past
[ of India and the other so-called Third World countries.
[
[ End of review by Rajen S. Anand.
[ Authorized Reproduction.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Lin Yutang (1895-1976) author of The Wisdom of China and India:*

"The contact with poets, forest saints and the best wits of the land,
the glimpse into the first awakening of Ancient India's mind as it
searched, at times childishly and naively, at times with a deep
intuition, but at all times earnestly and passionately, for the
spiritual truths and the meaning of existence - this experience must
be highly stimulating to anyone, particularly because the Hindu
culture is so different and therefore so much to offer." Not until we
see the richness of the Hindu mind and its essential spirituality can
we understand India...."*

"India was China's teacher in religion and imaginative literature,
and the world's teacher in trignometry, quandratic equations,
grammar, phonetics, Arabian Nights, animal fables, chess, as well as
in philosophy, and that she inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, Herder,
Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop."*

(Source: The Wisdom of China and India - By Lin Yutang p. 3-4

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...940953-9251141
).

More at:
http://www.hinduwisdom.info/India_and_China.htm

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

-----

About the Goon Squad:

---------------------------------------------------------------------
A goon is a bully or thug who terrorizes or tries to do away with
opposition.

"Myself, Mallu. Yourself?" (V. Bhattathiri)
tries his best to be a bully -- telling others what and when to post,
where to post and where not to post, deliberately publishing lies
about others, stalking and abusing them with hate speech -- but fails
miserably. He is really stressed out, and like his lap dog Prem
Thomas (who currently posts as "P. Rajah", and issues death threats
to people), is priming himself for conditions such as stroke and
heart disease.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

Chess was invented in Bharat (aka India) -- here is a 1991 review of
a book:

[ Subject: SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ From: Dr. Jai Maharaj
[ Date: January 29, 1998
[
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ by Sa'id-al-Andalusi
[
[ Book translated by S. I. Salem and A. Kumar University
[ of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 1991.
[
[ Review by Rajen S. Anand
[
[ INDIA-WEST, November 29, 1991, page 61
[
[ Long Beach, California - An Indo-American professor,
[ along with a colleague, has translated and eleventh-
[ century book published in Islamic Spain which documents
[ the contribution of scientific knowledge from India,
[ Greece, Persia, Rome, Egypt and other Middle Eastern
[ countries.
[
[ During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning
[ and research existed in Muslim Spain, where students
[ gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier
[ scientific works and study with famous teachers.
[
[ One of these teachers was Sa'id-al-Andalusi (Sa'id of
[ Andalusia), who in 1068 wrote Kitab Tabaqut al-Umam
[ (Book of Categories of Nations) and recorded the
[ contributions to science by these nations.
[
[ Today, it is one of the very rare Spanish Muslim
[ texts. The book was recently translated by
[ Sema'an-I-Salem and Alok Kumar, both professors at
[ California State University at Long Beach.
[
[ Titled SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, the book
[ compiles the contributions of India and other countries
[ to science. The information of Greece, Egypt and Rome
[ is well-known to the scientific community in western
[ countries.
[
[ However, [knowledge by the West of the] role of
[ scientists and philosophers from such countries as
[ India, Spain, the Middle East and the contribution of
[ Islam to science is new and important.
[
[ Medicine, Astronomy, Numbers, Chess Invention
[
[ According to the manuscript, Indians are "of sublime
[ pensiveness, universal apologues, and useful and rare
[ inventions." The book also validates the earlier-known
[ facts that chess was invented in India and Indians
[ "surpassed all other people in their knowledge of
[ medical science and the strengths of various drugs."
[
[ It also documents India's contributions to astronomy
[ and mathematics, and confirms that the so-called Arabic
[ numerals originated in India.
[
[ Salem and Kumar have made a valuable contribution to
[ the knowledge of the history of science by translating
[ this ancient book.
[
[ The book contains important information on the
[ exchanges of scientific information from India to
[ Persia, and the Islamic empire of Harun-al-Rashid. It
[ also opens a unique window on the Islamic gifts to
[ science and its role in the European Renaissance Period.
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, though written in a
[ reference style, reveals the multinational nature of
[ science. Modern science did not spring with existence
[ full-grown with the Renaissance in Europe. It was
[ influenced by the work of many people from the Middle
[ East and Asia. Their contributions have often been
[ ignored in science history courses taught in the western
[ world.
[
[ The book, published by the University of Texas Press,
[ sheds plenty of light on the multicultural aspect of
[ scientific contribution and confirms the glorious past
[ of India and the other so-called Third World countries.
[
[ End of review by Rajen S. Anand.
[ Authorized Reproduction.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Lin Yutang (1895-1976) author of The Wisdom of China and India:*

"The contact with poets, forest saints and the best wits of the land,
the glimpse into the first awakening of Ancient India's mind as it
searched, at times childishly and naively, at times with a deep
intuition, but at all times earnestly and passionately, for the
spiritual truths and the meaning of existence - this experience must
be highly stimulating to anyone, particularly because the Hindu
culture is so different and therefore so much to offer." Not until we
see the richness of the Hindu mind and its essential spirituality can
we understand India...."*

"India was China's teacher in religion and imaginative literature,
and the world's teacher in trignometry, quandratic equations,
grammar, phonetics, Arabian Nights, animal fables, chess, as well as
in philosophy, and that she inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, Herder,
Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop."*

(Source: The Wisdom of China and India - By Lin Yutang p. 3-4

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...940953-9251141
).

More at:
http://www.hinduwisdom.info/India_and_China.htm

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Hinduism Today
January 1997

DID YOU KNOW?

Check, Mate!

The early war game of chess was invented by the Hindus of India. In
the Bhavishya Puran (550 BCE) it is described as a four-handed dice
game. Originally called Chaturang ("four parts"), its strategies are
based on the four branches of the Indian army -- elephant (now
bishop), horse (knight), chariot (rook) and infantry.

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules...hp?itemid=4763

More at:

Hinduism Today
http://www.hinduismtoday.com

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

-----

About the Goon Squad:

---------------------------------------------------------------------
A goon is a bully or thug who terrorizes or tries to do away with
opposition.

"Myself, Mallu. Yourself?" (V. Bhattathiri)
tries his best to be a bully -- telling others what and when to post,
where to post and where not to post, deliberately publishing lies
about others, stalking and abusing them with hate speech -- but fails
miserably. He is really stressed out, and like his lap dog Prem
Thomas (who currently posts as "P. Rajah", and issues death threats
to people), is priming himself for conditions such as stroke and
heart disease.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
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"1991"

Jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc. reached back in his self glory archive for
this one.

Too bad it is not his heritage which is in europe not s. asia. His
ancestors might have played chess from europ, who knows.

Good that islam and s. asia are given equal weight. Sad that china was
not mentioned with its far older record of science and technology.

Chess starting about 1500 years ago was a tiny part of the article. The
chinese war strategy game "go" which is similar in concept started
around 2400 years ago.

We try our best to broaden the horizans of jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc.
as much as possible.


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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

Chess was invented in Bharat (aka India) -- here is a 1991 review of
a book:

[ Subject: SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ From: Dr. Jai Maharaj
[ Date: January 29, 1998
[
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ by Sa'id-al-Andalusi
[
[ Book translated by S. I. Salem and A. Kumar University
[ of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 1991.
[
[ Review by Rajen S. Anand
[
[ INDIA-WEST, November 29, 1991, page 61
[
[ Long Beach, California - An Indo-American professor,
[ along with a colleague, has translated and eleventh-
[ century book published in Islamic Spain which documents
[ the contribution of scientific knowledge from India,
[ Greece, Persia, Rome, Egypt and other Middle Eastern
[ countries.
[
[ During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning
[ and research existed in Muslim Spain, where students
[ gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier
[ scientific works and study with famous teachers.
[
[ One of these teachers was Sa'id-al-Andalusi (Sa'id of
[ Andalusia), who in 1068 wrote Kitab Tabaqut al-Umam
[ (Book of Categories of Nations) and recorded the
[ contributions to science by these nations.
[
[ Today, it is one of the very rare Spanish Muslim
[ texts. The book was recently translated by
[ Sema'an-I-Salem and Alok Kumar, both professors at
[ California State University at Long Beach.
[
[ Titled SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, the book
[ compiles the contributions of India and other countries
[ to science. The information of Greece, Egypt and Rome
[ is well-known to the scientific community in western
[ countries.
[
[ However, [knowledge by the West of the] role of
[ scientists and philosophers from such countries as
[ India, Spain, the Middle East and the contribution of
[ Islam to science is new and important.
[
[ Medicine, Astronomy, Numbers, Chess Invention
[
[ According to the manuscript, Indians are "of sublime
[ pensiveness, universal apologues, and useful and rare
[ inventions." The book also validates the earlier-known
[ facts that chess was invented in India and Indians
[ "surpassed all other people in their knowledge of
[ medical science and the strengths of various drugs."
[
[ It also documents India's contributions to astronomy
[ and mathematics, and confirms that the so-called Arabic
[ numerals originated in India.
[
[ Salem and Kumar have made a valuable contribution to
[ the knowledge of the history of science by translating
[ this ancient book.
[
[ The book contains important information on the
[ exchanges of scientific information from India to
[ Persia, and the Islamic empire of Harun-al-Rashid. It
[ also opens a unique window on the Islamic gifts to
[ science and its role in the European Renaissance Period.
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, though written in a
[ reference style, reveals the multinational nature of
[ science. Modern science did not spring with existence
[ full-grown with the Renaissance in Europe. It was
[ influenced by the work of many people from the Middle
[ East and Asia. Their contributions have often been
[ ignored in science history courses taught in the western
[ world.
[
[ The book, published by the University of Texas Press,
[ sheds plenty of light on the multicultural aspect of
[ scientific contribution and confirms the glorious past
[ of India and the other so-called Third World countries.
[
[ End of review by Rajen S. Anand.
[ Authorized Reproduction.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Lin Yutang (1895-1976) author of The Wisdom of China and India:*

"The contact with poets, forest saints and the best wits of the land,
the glimpse into the first awakening of Ancient India's mind as it
searched, at times childishly and naively, at times with a deep
intuition, but at all times earnestly and passionately, for the
spiritual truths and the meaning of existence - this experience must
be highly stimulating to anyone, particularly because the Hindu
culture is so different and therefore so much to offer." Not until we
see the richness of the Hindu mind and its essential spirituality can
we understand India...."*

"India was China's teacher in religion and imaginative literature,
and the world's teacher in trignometry, quandratic equations,
grammar, phonetics, Arabian Nights, animal fables, chess, as well as
in philosophy, and that she inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, Herder,
Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop."*

(Source: The Wisdom of China and India - By Lin Yutang p. 3-4

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...940953-9251141
).

More at:
http://www.hinduwisdom.info/India_and_China.htm

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Hinduism Today
January 1997

DID YOU KNOW?

Check, Mate!

The early war game of chess was invented by the Hindus of India. In
the Bhavishya Puran (550 BCE) it is described as a four-handed dice
game. Originally called Chaturang ("four parts"), its strategies are
based on the four branches of the Indian army -- elephant (now
bishop), horse (knight), chariot (rook) and infantry.

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules...hp?itemid=4763

More at:

Hinduism Today
http://www.hinduismtoday.com

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Heritage In a Toybox

Hindu Press International
Hinduism Today
http://www.hinduismtoday.com
May 21, 2004

Chennai, India, May 18, 2004 - Today, the word "game" might mean
either cricket or computer play station, but Chennai-based Vinita
Siddharth's organization, Kreeda, reintroduces children to centuries-
old pastimes, such as Param Pada Sopnam and Ashtaa Chemmaa (better
known as Indian snakes and ladders and ludo). Chess, for example,
originated in India over a thousand years ago and then travelled to
the West. Kreeda aims to revive the forgotten traditional games of
India, for much ground has been conceded to the world of 3-D computer
graphics, with their heavily armed animated characters. Vinita's
games are brightly colored and played on screen-printed canvas
sheets. The idea germinated when Vinita's editorial agency wrote an
article about these neglected pastimes which proved very popular. It
took root with Siddharth when she watched fascinated as her
grandmother effortlessly bridged an 80-year gap with her 12-year-old
son over Pallanguzhi, a game that requires counting and strategy
skills. "It is not just about fun and games, but also family
relationships that can be built by playing together," says Vinita.
Amid a chaotic pile of bright beads, shells and wooden coins,
Kreeda's workers carefully assemble the games and pack them in
cardboard boxes for distribution in India and abroad. The 22 games
sell for between US$1 to $10, use recycled paper and avoid plastic.
The beautifully crafted games are decorative, but Siddharth is
happiest when she sees children playing with them. She discovered
during her researches that traditional pastimes are linked. For
example, Pallanguzhi has a near-identical counterpart throughout
Africa called Mancala. She has created new games, and several others
have been inspired by information from customers about their own
regional, traditional pastimes.

Source -
http://www.indiatoday.com/itoday/200...ck.shtml&SET=T

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/blogs-n...ybox/4047.html

More at:

Hinduism Today
http://www.hinduismtoday.com

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

About the Goon Squad:

---------------------------------------------------------------------
A goon is a bully or thug who terrorizes or tries to do away with
opposition.

"Myself, Mallu. Yourself?" (V. Bhattathiri)
tries his best to be a bully -- telling others what and when to post,
where to post and where not to post, deliberately publishing lies
about others, stalking and abusing them with hate speech -- but fails
miserably. He is really stressed out, and like his lap dog Prem
Thomas (who currently posts as "P. Rajah", and issues death threats
to people), is priming himself for conditions such as stroke and
heart disease.
---------------------------------------------------------------------

o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational
purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not
have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the
poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for
fair use of copyrighted works.
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which may or may not have been specifically authorized by the copyright
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On Dec 14, 12:22*pm, wrote:
"1991"

Jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc. reached back in his self glory archive for
this one.

Too bad it is not his heritage which is in europe not s. asia. *His
ancestors might have played chess from europ, who knows.

Good that islam and s. asia are given equal weight. *Sad that china was
not mentioned with its far older record of science and technology.

Chess starting about 1500 years ago was a tiny part of the article. *The
chinese war strategy game "go" which is similar in concept started
around 2400 years ago.

We try our best to broaden the horizans of jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc.
as much as possible.


As everyone here can plainly see, here somebody who is apparently
really from India is claiming that "Dr. Jai Maharaj" is a fake name or
pseudonym and that his real name is Jay Stevens and that he is not
Indian at all but is a white American of European origin.

This issue has been before the newsgroup soc.culture.indian for ten
years that I know of and so-far he has not produced a birth
certificate showing that he was really born in India. Note that he has
even created his own fan club alt.fan.jai-maharaj . We would also like
to see a diploma showing that he is a real doctor.

This controversy has come up again because "Dr. Jai Maharaj" fake or
real insists on overwriting a thread about a 16-year-old girl from
India who won the Gold Medal in the World Memory Championship, by
demeaning her victory by implying that she got help from an
organization in Boston.

Since "Dr. Jai Maharaj" has created tens of thousand of threads of
his own, we ask that he just stick to his own threads and stop trying
to overwrite the thread about an obviously very brilliant Indian girl
whom nobody had even heard of before she won the Gold Medal in the
World Memory Championships.

Sam Sloan
in Tianjin, China
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In article ,
samsloan posted:

As everyone here can plainly see, here somebody who is apparently
really from India is claiming that "Dr. Jai Maharaj" is a fake name or
pseudonym and that his real name is Jay Stevens and that he is not
Indian at all but is a white American of European origin. . .. .

Sam Sloan
in Tianjin, China


Prove your claims above, "Sam Sloan". (You can't because you are
lying.)

So, as another poster has asked, why did you convert to Islam?

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:

Chess was invented in Bharat (aka India) -- here is a 1991 review of
a book:

[ Subject: SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ From: Dr. Jai Maharaj
[ Date: January 29, 1998
[
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
[ by Sa'id-al-Andalusi
[
[ Book translated by S. I. Salem and A. Kumar University
[ of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, 1991.
[
[ Review by Rajen S. Anand
[
[ INDIA-WEST, November 29, 1991, page 61
[
[ Long Beach, California - An Indo-American professor,
[ along with a colleague, has translated and eleventh-
[ century book published in Islamic Spain which documents
[ the contribution of scientific knowledge from India,
[ Greece, Persia, Rome, Egypt and other Middle Eastern
[ countries.
[
[ During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning
[ and research existed in Muslim Spain, where students
[ gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier
[ scientific works and study with famous teachers.
[
[ One of these teachers was Sa'id-al-Andalusi (Sa'id of
[ Andalusia), who in 1068 wrote Kitab Tabaqut al-Umam
[ (Book of Categories of Nations) and recorded the
[ contributions to science by these nations.
[
[ Today, it is one of the very rare Spanish Muslim
[ texts. The book was recently translated by
[ Sema'an-I-Salem and Alok Kumar, both professors at
[ California State University at Long Beach.
[
[ Titled SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, the book
[ compiles the contributions of India and other countries
[ to science. The information of Greece, Egypt and Rome
[ is well-known to the scientific community in western
[ countries.
[
[ However, [knowledge by the West of the] role of
[ scientists and philosophers from such countries as
[ India, Spain, the Middle East and the contribution of
[ Islam to science is new and important.
[
[ Medicine, Astronomy, Numbers, Chess Invention
[
[ According to the manuscript, Indians are "of sublime
[ pensiveness, universal apologues, and useful and rare
[ inventions." The book also validates the earlier-known
[ facts that chess was invented in India and Indians
[ "surpassed all other people in their knowledge of
[ medical science and the strengths of various drugs."
[
[ It also documents India's contributions to astronomy
[ and mathematics, and confirms that the so-called Arabic
[ numerals originated in India.
[
[ Salem and Kumar have made a valuable contribution to
[ the knowledge of the history of science by translating
[ this ancient book.
[
[ The book contains important information on the
[ exchanges of scientific information from India to
[ Persia, and the Islamic empire of Harun-al-Rashid. It
[ also opens a unique window on the Islamic gifts to
[ science and its role in the European Renaissance Period.
[
[ SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD, though written in a
[ reference style, reveals the multinational nature of
[ science. Modern science did not spring with existence
[ full-grown with the Renaissance in Europe. It was
[ influenced by the work of many people from the Middle
[ East and Asia. Their contributions have often been
[ ignored in science history courses taught in the western
[ world.
[
[ The book, published by the University of Texas Press,
[ sheds plenty of light on the multicultural aspect of
[ scientific contribution and confirms the glorious past
[ of India and the other so-called Third World countries.
[
[ End of review by Rajen S. Anand.
[ Authorized Reproduction.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Lin Yutang (1895-1976) author of The Wisdom of China and India:*

"The contact with poets, forest saints and the best wits of the land,
the glimpse into the first awakening of Ancient India's mind as it
searched, at times childishly and naively, at times with a deep
intuition, but at all times earnestly and passionately, for the
spiritual truths and the meaning of existence - this experience must
be highly stimulating to anyone, particularly because the Hindu
culture is so different and therefore so much to offer." Not until we
see the richness of the Hindu mind and its essential spirituality can
we understand India...."*

"India was China's teacher in religion and imaginative literature,
and the world's teacher in trignometry, quandratic equations,
grammar, phonetics, Arabian Nights, animal fables, chess, as well as
in philosophy, and that she inspired Boccaccio, Goethe, Herder,
Schopenhauer, Emerson, and probably also old Aesop."*

(Source: The Wisdom of China and India - By Lin Yutang p. 3-4

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...940953-9251141
).

More at:
http://www.hinduwisdom.info/India_and_China.htm

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Hinduism Today
January 1997

DID YOU KNOW?

Check, Mate!

The early war game of chess was invented by the Hindus of India. In
the Bhavishya Puran (550 BCE) it is described as a four-handed dice
game. Originally called Chaturang ("four parts"), its strategies are
based on the four branches of the Indian army -- elephant (now
bishop), horse (knight), chariot (rook) and infantry.

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules...hp?itemid=4763

More at:

Hinduism Today
http://www.hinduismtoday.com

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti


Heritage In a Toybox

Hindu Press International
Hinduism Today
http://www.hinduismtoday.com
May 21, 2004

Chennai, India, May 18, 2004 - Today, the word "game" might mean
either cricket or computer play station, but Chennai-based Vinita
Siddharth's organization, Kreeda, reintroduces children to centuries-
old pastimes, such as Param Pada Sopnam and Ashtaa Chemmaa (better
known as Indian snakes and ladders and ludo). Chess, for example,
originated in India over a thousand years ago and then travelled to
the West. Kreeda aims to revive the forgotten traditional games of
India, for much ground has been conceded to the world of 3-D computer
graphics, with their heavily armed animated characters. Vinita's
games are brightly colored and played on screen-printed canvas
sheets. The idea germinated when Vinita's editorial agency wrote an
article about these neglected pastimes which proved very popular. It
took root with Siddharth when she watched fascinated as her
grandmother effortlessly bridged an 80-year gap with her 12-year-old
son over Pallanguzhi, a game that requires counting and strategy
skills. "It is not just about fun and games, but also family
relationships that can be built by playing together," says Vinita.
Amid a chaotic pile of bright beads, shells and wooden coins,
Kreeda's workers carefully assemble the games and pack them in
cardboard boxes for distribution in India and abroad. The 22 games
sell for between US$1 to $10, use recycled paper and avoid plastic.
The beautifully crafted games are decorative, but Siddharth is
happiest when she sees children playing with them. She discovered
during her researches that traditional pastimes are linked. For
example, Pallanguzhi has a near-identical counterpart throughout
Africa called Mancala. She has created new games, and several others
have been inspired by information from customers about their own
regional, traditional pastimes.

Source -
http://www.indiatoday.com/itoday/200...ck.shtml&SET=T

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/blogs-n...ybox/4047.html

More at:

Hinduism Today
http://www.hinduismtoday.com

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti

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"1991"

Jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc. reached back in his self glory archive for
this one.

Too bad it is not his heritage which is in europe not s. asia. His
ancestors might have played chess from europ, who knows.

Good that islam and s. asia are given equal weight. Sad that china was
not mentioned with its far older record of science and technology.

Chess starting about 1500 years ago was a tiny part of the article. The
chinese war strategy game "go" which is similar in concept started
around 2400 years ago.

We try our best to broaden the horizans of jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc.
as much as possible.
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"1991"

Jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc. reached back in his self glory archive for
this one.

Too bad it is not his heritage which is in europe not s. asia. His
ancestors might have played chess from europ, who knows.

Good that islam and s. asia are given equal weight. Sad that china was
not mentioned with its far older record of science and technology.

Chess starting about 1500 years ago was a tiny part of the article. The
chinese war strategy game "go" which is similar in concept started
around 2400 years ago.

We try our best to broaden the horizans of jay stevens,aka dr. jai etc.
as much as possible.
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