Astronomy, Ayurveda, Yoga, Science and Mathematics in Ancient India

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 3 Aug 2012 Rare Photographs
The Observatory of Rajah Jey Singh - 1860s

This photograph shows some of the astronomical instruments which make up the observatory or Jantar-Mantar, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743). He later built similar ones in Jaipur, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura (no longer survives). ... Read More
 3 Aug 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE INDIAN CALENDAR - With tables for the conversion of Hindu and Muhammadan into A.D. dates, and vice versa
By Robert Sewell and Sankara Bâlkrishna Dîkshit
With tables of eclipses visible in India, by Dr. Robert Schram.
Published by Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Ltd., London -... Read More
 2 Aug 2012 Article/Essay
Ancient Indian Mathematics – A Conspectus
By Professor S.G. Dani
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai

India has had a long tradition of more than 3000 years of pursuit of Mathematical ideas, starting from the Vedic age. The Sulvasutras (which included Pythagoras theorem before Pythagor... Read More
 2 Aug 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Algebra, with Arithmetic and Mensuration, from the Sanscrit of Brahmegupta and Bháscara.
Translated by Henry Thomas Colebrooke
Published by John Murray, London - 1817

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 1 Aug 2012 Article/Essay
"It is high time that the full story of Indian mathematics from Vedic times through 1600 became generally known. I am not minimizing the genius of the Greeks and their wonderful invention of pure mathematics, but other peoples have been doing math in different ways, and they have often attained t... Read More
 1 Aug 2012 New Books
Book Review:
Mathematics in India. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 2008.
By Kim Plofker

Reviewed by David Mumford, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and winner of the Fields Medal – the most prestigious prize in mathematics.

Did you know that Vedic priests were using ... Read More
 1 Aug 2012 New Books
New Book:
Mathematics in India
By Kim Plofker
Publisher: Hindustan Book Agency - 2012

Based on extensive research in Sanskrit sources, Mathematics in India chronicles the development of mathematical techniques and texts in South Asia from antiquity to the early modern period. Kim ... Read More
 21 Jun 2012 Article/Essay
Indian Cosmology - Reflections in Religion and Metaphysics
By A. K. Chakravarty
Published by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi - 1995

The exact origin of astronomical studies in India is not known to us though it is fairly clear that it eventually formed part of anci... Read More
 20 Jun 2012 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
The Anthropology of Numbers
By Thomas Crump
Published by Cambridge University Press - 1997

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The LOKAVIBHAGA is a Jain cosmological text originally composed in Prakrit by a Digambara monk, Sarvanandi,[1] surviving in a Sanskrit version co... Read More