“Vedic Cosmography” (SB 4.17.21)

Alachua - 2000 / (029)

Thompson engages in a lengthy discussion of the concept of the cosmic earth-disc found within the literary tradition of a variety of time-honored cultures and known within the Puranic tradition as Bhu-mandala. He proposes several explanations for these seemingly archaic descriptions, while advising against “flat earth” interpretations that tend to undermine the complexity latent to ancient philosophical accounts.