Acceptance of Antiquity by Later
Though in the beginning of their Oriental
studies, some Britishers did not believe in the antiquity of the Indian history
and the veracity of Indian historical literature, we find a change in their
later attitude. Max Mueller himself, in the year 1890 AD, accepted the antiquity
of Indian history by declaring that it is difficult to decide the antiquity of
Rigveda. H. H. Wilson had observed that a very great portion of the Puranas is
genuine. V. A. Smith admitted the most systematic record of the Indian
historical tradition is that preserved in the dynastic lists of the Puranas.
Some recent scientific researches, as we have seen already, have also proved the
antiquity. Here are some more examples.