The discovery of several copper and bronze arrow heads at Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa proves that the use of weapons was known to the people of Sindhu-Sarasvati civilization around 5000-3000 BC. The Bow and Arrow has the entire military science of Dhanurveda woven around it.
The talk traces the documented history of the weapon right from the Rigveda through to the Mauryan Literature of 325-185 BC, Early Sangam Chera Kingdom (300 BC-300 AD), Gupta Empire (320-600 AD), Chalukya Dynasty (6th-12th century), and Vijaynagar Empire (1336-1646), right up to its use in the 18th and 19th century in the Anglo-Sikh and Anglo-Maratha wars,
About Speaker: –
Pankaj Gandhi is an IT professional and passionate about Indian history and ancient Indian warfare. (View More)