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 2 Apr 2015 New Books
Digital Rare Book:
Jaina Astronomy and Cosmology
By Prof.L.C.Jain
Published by Rajasthan Prakrit Bharti Sansthan, Jaipur - 1983

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Painted cotton cloth (pata) showing Jambūdvīpa, the central continent or '... Read More
 27 Mar 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Ganita-Sara-Sangraha of Mahaviracharya
By Rao Bahadur M.Rangacharya
Published by The Government of Madras, Madras - 1912

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Mahavira, (flourished c. 850, Karnataka, India), Indian mathematic... 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
 8 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The History of the Kerala School of Hindu Astronomy
By K.Venkateswara Sarma
Published by Vishveshvaranand Institute, Hoshiarpur - 1972

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Background:
An ancient precursor to India's emerging worl... Read More
 8 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
Astronomy in India: A Historical Perspective
By Thanu Padmanabhan
Published by Springer Science & Business Media - 2012

India has a strong and ancient tradition of astronomy, which seamlessly merges with the current activities in Astronomy and Astrophysics in the country. While the you... 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
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
 1 Feb 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics
By George Gheverghese Joseph
Published by Princeton University Press - 2011

Like the crest of a peacock, like the gem on the head of a snake, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge.
—Vedanga Jyotisa (c. 500 bc)

Fro... Read More
 29 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
On the Bakhshali Manuscript
By Dr. Rudolf Hoernle
Published by Alfred Holder, Vienna - 1887

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The Bakhshali manuscript is an early mathematical manuscript which was discovered over 100 years ago... Read More
 28 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A comparative study of the early treatises introducing into Europe the Hindu art of reckoning
By Suzan Rose Benedict
Published by the University of Michigan - 1916

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 27 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Diophantus of Alexandria - A study in the history of Greek algebra
By Sir Thomas L. Heath
Published by University Press in Cambridge - 1910

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How the myth of Greek origins for Indian mathematic... 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
 26 Jan 2015 New Books
New Book:
Mathematical Achievements of Pre-Modern Indian Mathematicians
By T. K. Puttaswamy
Published by Elsevier, London - 2012

Book summary:
Mathematics in India has a long and impressive history. Presented in chronological order, this book discusses mathematical contributions of Pre-Modern In... Read More
 25 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Indian Mathematics:
By George Rusby Kaye
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta - 1915

A highly influential work that formed the basis of research for many respected European scholars at the time. G. R. Kaye’s biased view of Greek influence of anything Indian prompted o... 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 New Books
New Book:
Enlightening Symbols: A short history of mathematical notation and its hidden powers
By Joseph Mazur
Published by Princeton University Press - 2014

While all of us regularly use basic math symbols such as those for plus, minus, and equals, few of us know that many of these symbols we... Read More
 25 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Hindu-Arabic Numerals
By David Eugene Smith and Louis Charles Karpinski
Published by Ginn and Company, London - 1911

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Early ideas of their origin:

It has long been recognized that the com... 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