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

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 16 Jun 2015 Article/Essay
Essay:
From Guru to God: Yogic prowess and places of practice
in Early-Medieval India
By Tamara I. Sears

One of the best known depictions of yoga?s power is found in a relief sculpted across the vast fa?ade of an unfinished rock-cut temple in the southern Indian village of Mamallapuram, not far ... Read More
 16 Jun 2015 New Books
New Book:
Yoga: The Art of Transformation
By Debra Diamond and Others
Published by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington - 2013

The book features sculptural masterpieces of historical and divine yogis, exquisite Mughal paintings of militant yogis and romantic her... Read More
 15 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Yoga-Darsana: The Sutras of Patanjali with the Bhasya of Vyasa
By Ganganatha Jha
Published by Rajaram Tukaram Tatya for The Bombay Theosophical Fund, Bombay - 1907

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 15 Jun 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Hindu-Yogi - Science Of Breath
A Complete Manual of the Oriental Breathing Philosophy of Physical, Mental, Psychic and Spiritual Development
By Yogi Ramacharaka
Published by Yogi Publication Society, Chicago - 1904

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 15 Jun 2015 New Books
New Book:
The Yoga of the Yogi: The Legacy of T. Krishnamacharya
By Kausthub Desikachar
Published by North Point Press - 2014

This deeply personal biographical tribute by Krishnamacharya's grandson includes photographs, archival materials, and family recollections that have never been published... Read More
 15 Jun 2015 Video
Rare Video:
T. Krishnamacharya Asanas
India, Mysore, 1938
Sponsored by Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodiyar
Digital copy of a lost black-and-white film, 57 min.
Courtesy of Dan Mcguire

Watch this video:

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Tirumalai Krishnamacharya - Father of modern Yoga

Film proved the perfect me... Read More
 2 Apr 2015 Rare 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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Image:
Globe or sphere (Bughola), depicting the Jaina cosmos.
Made of bronze; insc... Read More
 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 Jamb?dv?pa, the central continent or 'is... 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)

From ... 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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Entries from an anon... Read More
 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