The enigma of American Indians
Mg. Dir. Dr. Baldeo Sahai
There were several waves of migrations from the Old World to the New since over 10.000 years ago, and also continued later. It is now generally accepted that the peoples who went there were from South Asian region like Polynesia, China, Malay and should have been from India as well. The Mayas are credited with awesome knowledge of astronomy and mathematics including the concept of zero. This is widely acknowledged that the Hindus of India were the first in the world to devise numerals includng zero. Thier methods of measuring time date back to the fourteenth century BC and had been constantly updated. As such, it strongly suggests that Indian had also migrated to Central and South Americas at some point of time. Both civilizations have several or common characteristics, customs and religious beliefs and symbols.