The hair and nails fell out; Pottery broke without apparent cause, And the birds turned white. …to escape from this fire The soldiers threw themselves in streams To wash themselves and their equipment.
.was an unknown weapon, An iron thunderbolt, A gigantic messenger of death, Which reduced to ashes The entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas.
…The corpses were so burned As to be unrecognisable.
There is evidence that the Rama empire (now India) was devastated by nuclear war.
The Indus valley is now the Thar desert, and the site of the radioactive ash found west of Jodhpur is around there.
The levels of radiation there have registered so high on investigators' gauges that the Indian government has now cordoned off the region.