Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan

Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan

28 Sep 1917 – 12 Sep 2003

Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan was an Indian scholar of the Pāli & Sanskrit languages. He was a dedicated scholar and an academician. He was born on 28 Sep 1917 in Village Jafarwal District Shekhupura. & grew up in a middle-class hindu family. His father Mehta Gokul Chand Mohan, was a Senior officer and had served some kingdoms of British India. He served Bharatpur Kingdom as a Senior officer in Revenue Department and Mandi Kingdom as revenue minister. He served Sukait kingdom also as Revenue Minister.During 1926 to 1927, there was a rebellion in ” Sukait” kingdom in Himachal Pradesh.  The King Laxman Sen had fled to safety and there was complete chao in the kingdom. The British Government appointed him as Chief Administrator in the kingdom to restore law & order. Understand the rules laid down by Mehta Gokul Chand Mohan for Communal harmony, were followed by people of Sukait for many decades since 1926.He was also considered for the post of Chief Executive of jammu & kashmir but he could not join due obvious reasons

His mother Smt Durga Devi Mohan was a daughter of renowned Arya Samaj Missionary Mahashya Karmachand dutt of Jaffarwal Duttan, now in  Pakistan. Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan attended Gurukul Kangri with Sanskrit medium from 1925 to 1933 at Haridwar. He studied in Muslim High School, Badomali and qualified his Matriculation examination from Panjab University Lahore in the year 1936, obtaining high First Class. During 1939, He qualified intermediate examination from S D College, Panjab University Lahore. He was awarded Silver Medal & Merit Scholarship ( Understand that there was a policy of  awarding silver medal  to the topper of his subjects ie Gold medal was awarded to the toppers of English & Science subjects).   During 1941, he appeared for Bachelor of Arts examination from the same College and was awarded Gold Medal and Merit scholarship. He was ranked First in the examination in Panjab University. Being a member of RSS, he was appointed as Pracharak of Lahore for a short period prior to partition.

He  actively participated in Arya Samaj social welfare activities also.

During 1943, he was awarded Gold Medal as he stood first in MA Examination conducted by Panjab University Lahore. Immediately after his post graduation, he joined as a Pilot in Royal Air Force (As a commissioned officer in the flying branch) for a short period and later on he joined Government College Ludhiana as a Professor in Sanskrit and Hindi and taught students of Degree, Honors & Post Graduation classes. Consequent to his retirement after a brief tenure of two years as Principal at Government College Narnaul, he continued his teaching in Sanskrit & research work at Vishveshranand Research Institute (VVRI) at Hoshiarpur as a Senior most teacher in the Post Graduate Section of VVRI, Panjab University( 1972 to 1987). His contributions in the field of History as a fellow member of ICHR & as an academician, are well known. He was founder President of Bhartiya Vidya Vihar Mandir Trust & Society Ludhiana. He was a member of following Organizations1. All India Oriental Conference2. Authors Guild of India3. Indian History Congress4. Numismatic Society of India

His Published work in Sanskrit & Indology include:Books:A. The North West India covering the period 400 BC to 800 BC B. Indo Greek Coins C. Indian Inscriptions – Four Volumes (Second Century BC to Sixth Century AD) — Being PublishedResearch papersA. Monograms on Indo Greek Coins 1957 – All India Oriental ConferenceB. The Ancient Geography of North West India. National Geographical Journal of India, Banaras Hindu University, Volume VIII pts 3-4 1962.C. Upanishadon Ka Rachanakala ( The Date of Upanishada) Vishawa Jyoti, Upanishad Memeber, 1973. VVRI HoshiarpurD. Dharmasaastron ke Vyakhyakara ( Vishwa Jyoti, Dharamsastra- 1974)E. Republican Polity of the uttarapatha. Read in the 1974 session of the All India Conference and published in the Vishveshrwanand Indological Journal, Panjab University. F. The mauryas after Ashoka: Read in Dharwar Session of All India Oriental Conference and published in the Vishveshrwanand Indological Journal, Panjab University.G. Review of Dr N.N. Kher’s “ Agrarian Fiscal Economy in the Mauryan & Post Mauryan periodH. The Age of the Upanishads – 1978 Pune Session of All India Oriental Conference- published in the Vishveshrwanand Indological Journal, Panjab University.In addition to above works he translated works & papers ( Hindi) of some well-known Indian & foreign authors. Translations ( Hindi)A. Our Fight for freedom through the Ages – By Prof R K LuthraB. Geography of Asia by Dr Trilochan SinghC. A Study of History by Mr A J ToynbeesD. A Study of History by Mr L MumfordsE. The Enigma in the Ancient Literature of India by Mr L RenouHis Research work was highly appreciated by following historians of world fame.1. Dr A L Bhasham of London University opined as follows:“ This thesis is in my opinion, one of the finest from an Indian University that I have yet seen in what is now quit a lengthy period of acting as an external examiner. It is detailed, thorough and original and the author’s command of English is well above average standards of Indian University teachers at present time”1. Dr F.R. Allchin of Cambridge University opined as follows:“ This candidate has attained a very high level, both in collection and critically assessing historical materials. The candidates presentation of his work and Command of the English language arte also very satisfactory”

The script of ancient Indian Inscriptions was Brahmi & Kharoshthi. Students of Sanskrit & ancient history used to find it difficult to understand the subject in these scripts. Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan was the first scholar to convert this script to Devnagri & Roman & there after translated the research work to Sanskrit Hindi & English. This work facilitated  Students to understand the subject easily.

Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan was a fellow member of “Indian Council of Historical Research, New Delhi from 1981 to 1984. He was founder president of  “Bhartiya Vidya Mandir” Society & Trust Ludhiana. During the last phase of his academic career, he headed large Government College as ‘Principal”. During early 1984, the Chairman of DAV Managing iioCommittee, Professor Ved Vyas, appointed him as Professor & Joint Director in Dr Sternbuck Foundation in Delhi. On 30 Nov 1984, he met with a major accident and was bed ridden for a very long time due Cervical fracture. He continued his work till he died due Cancer on 12 Sep 2003. He was so much motivated to his profession that he continued his History research work during last years of his life, when he was bed ridden and a Cancer patient. Some of his Research Work could not be published due to his untimely death.

 

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Published Books:

Indo Greek Coins

As we all  are aware that  Various Archaeological discoveries have provided authentic source for the Historians of  modern India. Early History of India is still in the process of being reconstructed. Old Coins & Inscriptions rank among the best & the most reliable data to rewrite Ancient Indian history ie the glorious past of India. This book provides comprehensive information about Gupta dynasty & covers Indian history of earlier times ie Indo Greek Period

 

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The North West India

"The North West India" provides detailed analysis of the Second Century BC  Period. when the Great Mauryan empire crumbled and fell. The North Western India suffered from a series of invasions, which had far reaching effect on the entire sub continent of South Asia. The Bactrian Greeks, who occupied first the kabul valley and then the Panjab were undoubtedly a thorn on the side  of India. The Greek occupation of India introduced new culture new ideas during second century BC. The Greeks  themselves very quickly began to come to the terms of  Indian culture.  This book  is an honest contribution to fill many gaps for reconstruction of  ancient history covering Second Century BC .

salient features of this book are: -

1. This is a successful attempt illuminating the dark little known Greco Sunga period of Indian History. It also brings to light considerable new information on the republican tribes and the later mauryas.

2. Chapter One surveys the contemporary geography of the region

3. Five accurate maps highlight the contemporary  historical & geographical details

4. A detailed biography and a descriptive index is appended

5. Copies of Plates of several coins & monograms are attached at the end
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वासुदेव शरण
काशी विशवा विधालय                       २०.३. १९५८    

प्रिय श्री मेहता जी
१८.३.५८ के कृपा पत्र के लिए प्रति अनुगृहीत हूँ !अपना सौभाग्य समझूं गा जब प्राचीन त्रिगर्त देश का आपके संग दर्शन कर सकूँ गा ! आपकी इस हार्दिक उदारता के लिए बहुत आभारी हूँ !
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विश्वेश्वरानन्द वैदिक शोध स्थान
साधू आश्रम
कर्मांक ६/१/३७६
२७.९.१९६५
सप्रेम नमस्ते 

"The North West India" शीर्षकीय आपके शोध पत्र का अनुक्रमण भेजने के लिए आपका बहुत धन्यवाद !
अपने पश्चिमोत्तर भारतीय भूगोल की खोज में विशेष और सफल परिश्रम किया है जिसके लिए आप बधाई के पात्र हैं !
भवदीय  विशवा बंधू Director VVRI Panjab University

 

"Salvation"  By Alok Mohan

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Published Research papers:

Indian Inscriptions Volume 2

Review Volume 1 Index Indian Inscription Volume  2

The recorded History of India begins from Indus Valley civilization for which adequate evidences were discovered from sites like Harappa, and Lothal etc. The  two phases of Indian history may be described as pre-Vedic and Vedic periods. It is in the Vedic period that Hinduism first arose: this is the time to which the Vedas are dated. In the In the fifth century, large parts of India were united under Ashoka.

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He had also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to other parts of Asia. It is in the reign of the Mauryas that Hinduism took the shape that fundamentally informs the religion down to the present day. Successor states were more fragmented.

This book relate to  a period about  eight hundred years from the 2nd century BCE on wards covering important dynasties of the country for example The Imperial Guptas Covering period from 320 AD to 543 AD, The Traikutakas of western India, The Maitrakas of valabhi, The Kalachuris and their subordinates, The Manavas, The Mukharis of  Rajsthan, UP & Bihar etc etc

Ancient Indian History books written by Late Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan cover both Pre Vedic & Vedic Periods based on inscriptions,

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Indian Inscriptions Volume 1

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The book Indian Inscriptions relate to  a period about  eight hundred years from the 2nd century BCE on wards covering important dynasties of the country for example Coin Legends like Kings of bactria & Kings of Sauvira, the Sungas, The Chedis of Kalinga, the Sakas, the Kushanas, the Abhiras etc

 

This book shall be very useful to the researchers and others who are interested in the history and culture of Southern, Western & Northern parts of India. The recorded History of India begins from Indus Valley civilization for which adequate evidences were discovered from sites like Harappa, and Lothal etc.

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The two phases of Indian history may be described as pre-Vedic and Vedic periods. It is in the Vedic period that Hinduism first arose: this is the time to which the Vedas are dated. In the In the fifth century, large parts of India were united under Ashoka. He had also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to other parts of Asia. It is in the reign of the Mauryas that Hinduism took the shape that fundamentally informs the religion down to the present day. Successor states were more fragmented.

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Indian Inscriptions Volume 3

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The book Indian Inscriptions relate to  a period about  eight hundred years from the 2nd century BCE on wards covering important dynasties of the country for example The vakatakas of Maharashtra & Goa from Regnal year 13 to 37, The vakatakas of vatasgulama, The Nala Dynasity, Western Chalukyas, the Vishnukundins, Bhojas of South Western India, Maharaja of Madhya Pradesh Swamidasa, The Aulikaras of Dasapura,The Parivrajaka family, the Uchchakalpa family, The Hunas, Kings of sarabhapura from Regnal year 3 to Regnal year 41, The Pandvas, Maharqaja Nandana of Bihar Kingdoms of Bengal, Asam & Goa up to 6th century Ad etc etc .  This book shall be very useful to the researchers and others who are interested in the history and culture of  Eastern, Western, Central & Northern parts of India.

volume 3The recorded History of India begins from Indus Valley civilization for which adequate evidences were discovered from sites like Harappa, and Lothal etc. The  two phases of Indian history may be described as pre-Vedic and Vedic periods. It is in the Vedic period that Hinduism first arose: this is the time to which the Vedas are dated. In the In the fifth century, large parts of India were united under Ashoka. He had also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to other parts of Asia. It is in the reign of the Mauryas that Hinduism took the shape that fundamentally informs the religion down to the present day. Successor states were more fragmented.

Ancient Indian History books written by Late Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan cover both Pre Vedic & Vedic Periods based on inscriptions,

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Indian Inscription Volume 4

Review Volume 1 Index Indian Inscription Volume 4

The book Indian Inscriptions relate to  a period about  eight hundred years from the 2nd century BCE on wards covering important dynasties of the country for example Maharaja Ghana from Regnal year 8 to year 15, Soro Plates of Somadatta, the Pitribhaktas of Kalinga, The Matharas of Pishtapura, The Matharas of kalinga, The Vigrahas, The early Pallavas etc etc

This book shall be very useful to the researchers and others who are interested in the history and culture of  Eastern, parts of India.

 History may be defined as collection of evidences, research based on facts & figures and presentation of  authentic information about past events. History is a strong medium to get connected with ancient roots.   Scholars who write about history are called Historians. As we all are aware that   India witnessed several invasions. Adequate justice could not be done to honor our heros  due to lack of interest by the invaders. Small contributions in the field of  History of Ancient India by historians during Colonial rule could not do justice to earlier Proud rulers of South North & West India & their successors.  Ancient Indian History, therefore  became victim of history of religions by historians of colonial era. “ Truth of those dark times was not Truth, it was just someone’s version  to please their religious & political bosses.

Research work to  examine and analyse the sequence of events, and all attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect by the Truthful  Historians of pre partition era  was discouraged by Rulers. Indian History   suffered from obscurities, uncertainties,  and ambiguities during colonial era. Post partition period saw emergence of a  dedicated class of Ancient India Historians, who brought out facts & the revolutionary vision of our historians and highlighted the truth of glorious past of India.

“We  must be aware that truth marches along long fields of winding shadows out of an abyss the cursed black hole. Truth is a shower of raining stars hailing down from the heavens. It covers the earth & makes it gold.”

Truth is therefore more desirable then many white diamonds. It is the thing, we must, search for, A thing, we  must prize for, A thing we must hold. And here is the Truth of Ancient India.

bookThe recorded History of India begins from Indus Valley civilization for which adequate evidences were discovered from sites like Harappa, and Lothal etc. The  two phases of Indian history may be described as pre-Vedic and Vedic periods. It is in the Vedic period that Hinduism first arose: this is the time to which the Vedas are dated. In the In the fifth century, large parts of India were united under Ashoka. He had also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to other parts of Asia. It is in the reign of the Mauryas that Hinduism took the shape that fundamentally informs the religion down to the present day. Successor states were more fragmented.

Ancient Indian History books written by Late Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan cover both Pre Vedic & Vedic Periods based on inscriptions,

The book Indian Inscriptions relate to  a period about  eight hundred years from the 2nd century BCE on wards covering important dynasties of the country for example Maharaja Ghana from Regnal year 8 to year 15, Soro Plates of Somadatta, the Pitribhaktas of Kalinga, The Matharas of Pishtapura, The Matharas of kalinga, The Vigrahas, The early Pallavas etc etc

This book shall be very useful to the researchers and others who are interested in the history and culture of  Eastern, parts of India

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Indian Inscriptions Second Century BC to Sixth Century AD ( Four Volumes)

Indian Inscriptions Second Century BC to Sixth Century Four Volumes

The  research work relate to a period about eight hundred years from the 2nd century BCE onwards covering almost all important dynasties of the country. The volumes will be useful to the researchers and others who are interested in the history and culture of India.

The recorded History of India begins from Indus Valley civilization for which adequate evidences were discovered from sites like Harappa, and Lothal etc. The  two phases of Indian history may be described as pre-Vedic and Vedic periods. It is in the Vedic period that Hinduism first arose: this is the time to which the Vedas are dated. In the In the fifth century, large parts of India were united under Ashoka. He had also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to other parts of Asia. It is in the reign of the Mauryas that Hinduism took the shape that fundamentally informs the religion down to the present day. Successor states were more fragmented.

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The Antiquity of the Upnisads

The Antiquity of the Upnisads

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