Talk:Dasam Granth and its history
The first question is: What is the dating of the oldest text? Using a scientific method like carbon dating.
Shastar Naam Mala was written at Paunta. There are many internal references, where Guru Gobind Singh is directing all Compositions to large Group of Poets. This is composition which shows how the words combined, and is attributed to God. For Eg. Jagg + Maat : Jagg = World and Maat = mother.Hukam is our father, Hukam is our Mother. (kirpa kari hum par Jag maata). GUru Gobind Singh created thousands of words for God in this Vani. (GursewakSingh 15:08, 20 April 2011 (EDT))