added that this success of an Indian scientist was not liked by the Imperialrulers. Warned by the British Government the Maharaja of Baroda stoppedhelping Talpade. His efforts to make known the greatness of VedicShastras was recognised by Indian scholars, who gave him the title ofVidya Prakash Pra-deep.
The Indian Emperor Ashoka started a "Secret Society of the Nine UnknownMen": great Indian scientists who were supposed to catalogue the manysciences. Ashoka kept their work secret because he was afraid that theadvanced science catalogued by these men, culled from ancient Indiansources, would be used for the evil purpose of war, which Ashoka wasstrongly against, having been converted to Buddhism after defeating a rivalarmy in a bloody battle. The "Nine Unknown Men" wrote a total of ninebooks, presumably one each.Book number was "The Secrets of Gravitation!" This book, known tohistorians, but not actually seen by them dealt chiefly with "gravity control."It is presumably still around somewhere, kept in a secret library in India,Tibet or elsewhere (perhaps even in North America somewhere). One cancertainly undertand Ashoka's reasoning for wanting to keep suchknowledge a secret, assuming it exists. if the Nazis had such weapons attheir disposal during World War II. Ashoka was also aware devastatingwars using such advanced vehicles and other "futuristic weapons" that haddestoryed the ancient Indian "Rama Empire" several thousand yearsbefore..According to ancient Indian texts, the people had flying machines whichwere called "Vimanas." The ancient Indian epic describes a Vimana as adouble-deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a dome, much as we wouldimagine a flying saucer. It flew with the "speed of the wind" and gave forth a"melodious sound." There were at least four different types of Vimanas;some saucer shaped, others like long cylinders ("cigar shaped airships").In 1875, the Vaimanika Sastra, a fourth century B.C. text written byBharadvajy the Wise, using even older texts as his source, wasrediscovered in a temple in India. It dealt with the operation of Vimanas andincluded information on the steering, precautions for long flights, protectionof the airships from storms and lightening and how to switch the drive to"solar energy" from a free energy source which sounds like "anti-gravity."