Over the last three or four decades, ideas from the west, which are termed ‘agro-ecology’ or ‘organic farming’ or ‘bio-dynamic agriculture’ or ‘holistic farming’ have found in the Bharat decades ago.
The spiritual and scriptural underpinnings of the activities, which we have only recently started to call ‘agriculture’, but which held much greater meaning as ‘varta’ and the more familiar ‘Krishi’, because of their inherent connection to ‘annadana’.
The history of agriculture in India dates back to the 16th millennium BCE when it started as a spontaneous endeavor to exploit the onset of favorable climate.
This is the second article in Sneha Nagarkar’s series on the economy of Ancient India.
Conversant as much with the panchabhutas as with the needs of Ayurveda, ancient India’s farmers fulfilled the role seen for them by rishi Kashyapa: nurturers of abundance and upholders of the principle of sharing. Rahul Goswami writes about the Agriculture in Ancient India, as we celebrate National Farmers’ Day today.
Indic Academy is pleased to announce a grant of Rs. 50,000/- to the National Conference on Agricultural Science in Indian Ancient Literature, jointly organised by University of Agricultural and Horticultural…