India: The vision of Vikram Sarabhai

  • Brian Harvey
  • Henk H. F. Smid
  • Théo Pirard
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


The ancient texts of Sanskrit - the Vaimanika Shastra, Rmanyane, Rig Veda and Mahbharatha - tell of how, many years ago, the whole sky blazed when a rocket ship called the vimana ascended into the heavens. The best translation of the Sanskrit tells us that the vimana “gave forth a fierce glow, the whole sky was ablaze, it made a roaring like thunderclouds” and took off.


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© Praxis Publishing Ltd., Chichester, UK 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Harvey
    • 1
  • Henk H. F. Smid
    • 2
  • Théo Pirard
    • 3
  1. 1.Dublin 6WIreland
  2. 2.RIBS SC&I/DB&CBredaThe Netherland
  3. 3.PepisterBelgium

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