PN Oak, an obituary

published on December 6, 2007

Pune: Famous Historian Purushottam Nagesh Oak died on Dec. 4, 2007 at his residence in Pune. He was 91. May his aatman attain unity with paramaatman in paramapadam.

His contributions to provoking new thinking on hindu civilizational history are remarkable and a veritable rebuttal of witzelisms. He was a patriot, firm in his conviction of the antiquity and universality of hindu civilization, driven by an indefatigable quest for removing the distortions in bharatiya itihaas by motivated, principally eurocentric zealots.

His books:

Christianity is Chrisn-nity,
Islamic Havoc in India (A. Ghosh Publisher, 5740 W. Little York, Houston, Texas, 77091)
The Taj Mahal Is a Temple Place (Alternate title, The Taj Mahal is a Hindu Palace, Hindi Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi)
Who Says Akbar Was Great? (Hindi Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi)
Agra Red Fort is a Hindu Building (Hindi Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi)
Some Blunders of Indian Historical Research (Hindi Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi)
Some Missing Chapters of World History (Hindi Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi)
World Vedic Heritage — A History of Histories (Hindi Sahitya Sadan, New Delhi)
Taj Mahal – The True Story

He was born in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. During World War II he joined the Indian National Army, which fought with the Japanese against the British. He obtained M.A and L.L.B degrees from Mumbai University. From 1947 to 1953 he was a reporter for the The Hindustan Times and The Statesman newspapers. From 1953 to 1957, he worked in India’s Central Radio and Public Ministry. From 1959 to 1974, he worked at the American Embassy in New Delhi.

He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters and grandchildren.

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