Article/Essay
 12 Mar 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Use Science, not Ideology, to Correct Historiography
By Sumedha Verma Ojha

India must pursue knowledge of its past for the sake of it and not to push any agenda. It must remove the ideological bias that exists against putting resources into any indigenist issues. But to repeat the mistake... Read More
 5 Mar 2015 Article/Essay
What then is Hinduism?

"No definition is possible, for the very good reason that Hinduism is absolutely indefinite. It is really an anthropological process to which, by a strange irony of fate, the name of 'religion' has been given. Starting from the Vedas, embodying the customs and ideas of one... Read More
 28 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
SPEECH of R.K. SHANMUKHAM CHETTY, Minister of Finance introducing independent India's first Budget for the year 1947-48.

I rise to present the first Budget of a free and independent India. This occasion may well be considered an historic one and I count it a rare privilege that it has fallen to ... Read More
 17 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Religions in the Kushan Empire
By J. Harmatta, B. N. Puri, L. Lelekov, S. Humayun and D. C. Sircar

Extract from the book:
History of Civilizations of Central Asia
The development of sedentary and nomadic civilizations: 700 B.C. to A.D. 250
Published by UNESCO - 1994

The spread of Indian religio... Read More
 8 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
Kerala Mathematics and Its Possible Transmission to Europe
By Dennis Francis Almeida (University of Exeter, UK) and
George Gheverghese Joseph (University of Manchester, UK)

The Kerala School of astronomy and mathematics was an Indian school of mathematics and astronomy founded by Madhava... Read More
 4 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
An important and well-researched essay that unravels the myth of 'Greek origins behind Hindu mathematics' and how this was perpetuated down the ages...

The Reception of Ancient Indian Mathematics by Western Historians
By Albrecht Heeffer
Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent Universi... Read More
 3 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Nose reconstruction surgery in ancient India:

The Impact of Indian Methods for Total Nasal Reconstruction
By Larry S. Nichter, M.D., Raymond F. Morgan, M.D., and Mark A. Nichter, Ph.D., M.P.H.

The Indian art and science of total nasal reconstruction comprise the first if not the most important ... Read More
 3 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Still relevant even after 120 years!!...

Excerpt from 'A History of the Deccan' by J.D.B. Gribble, published by Luzac and Co., London - 1896

"I was first struck with the necessity of a work of this kind by a conversation with the son of a Hyderabad Nobleman who had just finished his studies in... Read More
 3 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Is Book Collecting a Smart Investment?
By Ed McCarthy
ThinkAdvisor

Professional book collectors and advisors share their advice on this niche market.

A 2010 episode of the English TV-mystery series “New Tricks” played to every book collector’s fantasy. A rare 19th-century book wi... Read More
 2 Feb 2015 Article/Essay
Tribute:
Shelved Away
By Anjali Vaidya and Croor Singh
Caravan - 1 September 2012

A self-effacing Bangalore bookseller surrounded by his past.

JUST OFF BRIGADE ROAD in central Bangalore is a quiet store, remarkably removed from the nearby bustle. This is Select Book Shop, a name familiar to ma... Read More
 27 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
A brilliantly eloquent piece of writing by Shashi Tharoor on the achievements of ancient Indian science...

"Shashi Tharoor explains his tweets on ancient Indian Science"
NDTV - January 05, 2015

The unseemly controversy over ancient Indian science at the ongoing Indian Science Congress reflects ... Read More
 27 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Shashi Tharoor explains his Tweets on ancient Indian Science
NDTV - January 05, 2015

The unseemly controversy over ancient Indian science at the ongoing Indian Science Congress reflects poorly on all the parties involved, including the conference itself, which is now in its 102nd year w... Read More
 25 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
By the tenth century, there were numerous Arabic texts on the Indian numerals.

From the book:
Enlightening Symbols: A short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers
By Joseph Mazur
Published by Princeton University Press - 2014 Read More
 25 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
By the tenth century, there were numerous Arabic texts on the Indian numerals.

From the book:
Enlightening Symbols: A short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers
By Joseph Mazur
Published by Princeton University Press - 2014 Read More
 24 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Zij al-Sindhind
By Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Fazari

..."Of particular interest is the well told story of the Indian scholar who traveled to Baghdad, at the behest of Caliph al-Mansur (early ruler of the Arab Empire). R Gupta reports the story as such:

...In the year 156 (772/773 AD) th... Read More
 24 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
The mathematics of ARYABHATA
By A.A.Krishnaswami Ayyangar
Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society, Vol. 16, 1926

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 24 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Personality:
A.A. Krishnaswami Ayyangar was born in a traditional Vaishnavaite family. He studied at Pachaiappas College, Chennai (Madras), and was awarded his M.A. in Mathematics in 1911 when he was 18 years old. He was then appointed to teach mathematics at Pachaiappas College and he taught the... Read More
 24 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The mathematics of ARYABHATA
By A.A.Krishnaswami Ayyangar
Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society, Vol. 16, 1926

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 23 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
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 22 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Research Paper:
Pythagorean Triples and Cryptographic Coding
By Subhash Kak
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater - 2010

"The earliest statement of the theorem of the square on the diagonal (Pythagoras theorem), together with some examples, is to be found in the geometry text of Baudhāyana (c. ... Read More