Monday, 11 October, 2010

विश्व में पहली बार जो भाषा रिकार्ड हुई थी वह संस्कृत थी

HMV had once published a pamphlet giving the history of gramophone record. Gramophone was invented by *Thomas Alva Edison* in the 19th century. Edison, who had invented many other gadgets like electric light and the motion picture camera, had become a legend even in his own time. When He invented the gramophone record, which could record human voice,he wanted to record the voice of an eminent scholar on his first piece. For that he chose Prof. Max Muller. He wrote to him "I want to meet you and record your voice. When should I come?" Max Muller who had great respect for Edison asked him to come on a day when most of the scholars of Europe would be gathering in England. Accordingly, Edison took a ship and went to England. He was introduced to the audience. All cheered Edison's presence. Later at the request of Edison Max Muller came on the stage and spoke in front of the instrument. Then Edison went back to his laboratory and by afternoon came back with a disc. He played the gramophone disc from his instrument. The audience was thrilled to hear the voice of Max Muller from the instrument.They were glad that voices of great persons like Max Muller could be stored for the benefit of posterity. After several rounds of applause and congratulations to Edison, Max Muller addressed the scholars "You heard my original voice in the morning and the same voice in the afternoon. Do you understand what I said in the morning or what you heard in the afternoon?". The audience including many European scholars fell silent because they could not understand the language in which Max Muller had spoken. Max Muller then explained that the language he spoke was *Sanskrit* and it was *Rig Veda*. This was the first recorded public version on the gramophone plate. Why did Max Muller choose this? Addressing the audience he said, "Vedas are the oldest text of the human race. And *Agni Meele Purohitam* is the first verse of Rig Veda. In the most primordial time when the people of Europe were jumping like Chimpanzees, from tree to tree, when they did not know how to cover their bodies, did not know agriculture and lived by hunting and lived in caves, Indians had attained high civilization and they gave to the world universal philosophies 
(यह मेल पुनर्वसु ने अपने पिता को लिखा। कहीं से मुझे मिल गया तो मैंने टीप लिया। आप सबको पढ़ाने को लोभ संवरण संवरण नहीं कर पाया, अतः प्रस्तुत कर रही हूँ। मित्रों पुनर्वसु जोशी अमेरिका के एरिजोना में नैंनों तकनीक पर शोध कर रहे हैं। पिछले दिनों अपने शोध और व्याख्यानों के लिए काफी चर्चित रहें। यह मेंल भी मुझे उनके एक बड़े शोध पत्र की तरह दिखाई दे रहा है। मैं इसे आइने की उन तथा कथित भारतीय विद्वानों को दिखाना चहता हूँ। जो रोज सुबह किसी पाश्चात देश से आयातित आइने में अपना चेहरा देखते गर्व से फूलते हुए बुद-बुदाते हैं- Thanks MOM-DAD you have done great JOB. I am good hybrid. I like hybrid, I love to be hybrid and want to see my next generation more hybrid. कृपया इनको दोगला न कहा जाए।- प्रदीप मिश्र)


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