Indian Civilization: History of Astronomy in India
Raj Vedam of Indian History Awareness & Research (IHAR) highlights the mainstream narrative of Indian history and discusses the history of astronomy in India in this Part 2 of a 3-Part talk, delivered in Houston, Texas, on ...
Birth and Early Development of Indian Astronomy
By Subhash Kak
Published January 15, 2001
This paper provides an overview of the birth and early development of Indian astronomy. Taking account of significant new findings from archaeology and literary analysis, it is shown that earl...
Digital Rare Book:
Panchasiddhantika - The astronomical work of Varaha Mihira
Translated to English from the original Sanskrit by George Frederick Thibaut and Mahamahopadhyaya Sudhakara Dvivedi
Published by E. J. Lazarus & Co., Benares - 1882
What poetry has to do with math
By Rohan Murty
The Indian Express - 31 August 2015
Over the past year, I have heard my friend, mathematician Manjul Bhargava, give several public lectures on the deep connections between poetry, Sanskrit and mathematics. Like many other mathematicians bef...
Muslim Interpreters of Yoga
By Carl W. Ernst
Yoga is perhaps the most successful Indian export in the global marketplace of spirituality. In terms of religious associations, it is most often juxtaposed with the Hindu and Buddhist traditions, though it is...
Yoga down the ages
A discussion by Sahana Singh with Raj Vedam
What evidence do we have of yoga being practised in ancient times? Do the Vedas, Upanishads, Jain/Buddhist texts, Arthashastra and other texts specifically mention yoga in the way we understand it today? What evidence do we ha...
Under the Spell of Yoga
By William Dalrymple
The New York Review of Books - March 2014
Around 1600, a dramatic shift took place in Mughal art. The Mughal emperors of India were the most powerful monarchs of their day—at the beginning of the seventeenth century, they ruled over a hundred...