Puranic Cosmos and Modern Astronomy 1; Lee Interview

Laura Lee Show – February 5, 2001 / (301)

Though Indology scholars tend to assume that the Puranic concept of Bhu-mandala illustrates a naive conception of a flat earth endorsed by a pre-modern culture, Thompson disagrees. He then discusses four insights that led him to consider Bhu-mandala as a sophisticated model of the solar system which uses basic geographic imagery to illustrate complex phenomena.