A distinguished officer of the Indian Revenue Service, who retired as a Member of Central Board of Direct Taxes, Smt. Saroj Bala immersed herself in the multi-disciplinary scientific research to ascertain the historicity and antiquity of Vedas and Epics. She remained a Director of Institute of Scientific Research on Vedas (I-SERVE, founded in 2004) from 2009-2017.
Her first book “Historicity of Vedic and Ramayan Eras: Scientific Evidences from the Depths of Oceans to the Heights of Skies”, published in 2012, earned her a degree of Doctor of Science from Guru Jambeshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar. The research was undertaken by her under the guidance of Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.In October 2018, her book “Ramayan ki Kahani, Vigyan ki Jubani’ was released, a copy of which was later presented by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath to our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Thereafter, her book ‘Ramayan Retold with Scientific Evidences’ was released on 5th February 2019; and was discussed in the opening session of the Times Litfest in November 2019.The author’s research methodology is simple, detailed, credible and unique. She extracts all astronomical references sequentially and then generates the corresponding sky-views using Planetarium software. Evidence from archaeology and archaeo-botany, geography and geology, oceanography and remote sensing, etc. is, thereafter, correlated with astronomical date sequence.