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 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 oth... 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
 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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 24 Jan 2015 New Books
New Book:
Geometry in Ancient and Medieval India
By T. A. Sarasvati Amma
Published by Motilal Banarsidass Publications - 1979

Book Summary:

This book is a geometrical survey of the Sanskrit and Prakrt scientific and quasi-scientific literature of India, beginning with the Vedic literature and ... Read More
 23 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Katyayana-sulbasutram
Published by Chowkhamba Sanskrit Series Office, Varanasi - 1900
In Sanskrit

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Katyayana (c. 3rd century BC) was a Sanskrit grammarian, mathematician and Vedic priest who li... Read More
 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 Baudh?yana (c. 8... Read More
 22 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Baudhayana Srauta Sutra
Belonging to the Taittiriya Samhita
Edited by Willem Caland
Published by Asiatic Society, Calcutta - 1904
Volume 1
In Sanskrit

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Baudh?yana, (fl. c. 800 BCE) was the ... Read More
 18 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
Illustration:
Vishnu beheading Rahu with his Sudarshana chakra
From the book - Mahabharata
By Ramanarayanadatta astri
Volume: 1, Published by Geeta Press, Gorakhpur. Read More
 18 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Popular Hindu Astronomy
Taramandalas and Nakshatras
By Kalinath Mukherjee
Published by Nirmal Mukerjea, Calcutta
First published in 1905

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Image:
Rahu Nakshatra
From the publication called 'Verv... Read More
 18 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The astronomical wonder
By S.K.Aruni
The Hindu - February 1, 2012

S.K. Aruni on the astronomical significance of the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple in Bangalore.

It is generally believed that the Jantar Mantar in Delhi is the only good example of an astronomical observatory constructed b... Read More
 18 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Aryabhatiya - A Manual of Astronomy
With the commentary Bhatad?pik? of Param?d??vara.
Edited by Johan Hendrik Caspar Kern (1833-1917)
Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden - 1874

The Aryabhatiya along with the commentary of Paramadisvara is mainly based upon two manuscripts ... Read More
 13 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The REKHAGANITA or Geometry in Sanskrit
Composed by Samrad Jagannatha
Edited by Kamalasankara Premasankara Trivedi
Published by Government Central Book Depot, Bombay - 1901

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 13 Jan 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The ARYABHATIYA of Aryabhata
An ancient Indian work on Mathematics and Astronomy
Translated with notes by Walter Eugene Clark
Professor of Sanskrit in Harvard University
Published by the University of Chicago Press, Chicago - 1930

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