[INDOLOGY] Intro to mathematics in Skt

Jesse Knutson jknutson at hawaii.edu
Sun Nov 10 16:39:57 EST 2019


and thanks for that Dominik!

On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 11:39 AM Jesse Knutson <jknutson at hawaii.edu> wrote:

> Thanks so much Jean Michel. I'm a sukumāramati, horrible at math,
> otherwise would have surely known your work. I hardly had a clue about the
> English- language scholarship. I have huge respect for
> francophone Indology, where some of e.g. the kāvya scholarship is without
> parallel, and agree that it is very important for Indology to remain
> multilingual. I appreciate your drawing my attention to your œuvre and
> promise to read it if I make any progress in my reading on the topic. Merci
> mille fois, bhavadīyaḥ,J
>
> On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 12:29 AM jmdelire via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info> wrote:
>
>> Dear Friends,
>>
>> It seems that you forgot to mention my name as an expert in Sanskrit
>> mathematics, and also as an historian of mathematics.
>> I wrote my thesis in 2002 about the Sulbasutras and published in 2016
>> (Droz, Geneva) an edition-translation-explanation (in French) of the
>> Baudhayana's and its commentary by Dvarakanatha. I am always amazed by
>> the way the Anglo-Saxon world ignores the French publication, even if
>> they cite my good friend François Patte, who also translates to French.
>> I wrote some articles in English (in that direction at least, we make
>> some efforts as you can read) and gave a lecture in Oxford some years
>> ago, when I had the opportunity to work for the philosophical part of my
>> thesis with Jim Benson. Prof Gombrich attended the conference. I am
>> nowadays working on mathematics at the court of Jai Singh II, and I
>> visit Jaipur very often for that purpose.
>> Jesse, you can contact me if you need any special information, for I
>> have probably the best library on Sanskrit mathematics in Belgium, which
>> is of course nothing compared to the Indian Institute in Oxford, but who
>> knows ?
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> Jean Michel DELIRE,
>> Maître-assistant en mathématiques et histoire des mathématiques - HE2B
>> Defré
>> Chargé du cours Science et civilisation de l'Inde - Textes sanskrits -
>> IHEB (Université de Bruxelles)
>> Membre du Centre National d'Histoire des Sciences (KBR, Bruxelles)
>> Membre de la Société Asiatique (Paris)
>>
>>
>> Le 27.10.2019 18:59, Jesse Knutson via INDOLOGY a écrit :
>> > Thanks so much for this Alessandra.
>> >
>> > On Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 10:28 PM Alessandra Petrocchi
>> > <a.petrocchi at cantab.net> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Dear Jesse,
>> >> just to expand a bit the reading list: if your student or yourself
>> >> would
>> >> like to investigate this subject further, I also would recommend to
>> >> look
>> >> at the publications by the following scholars, who are experts in
>> >> this
>> >> field as well: Takao Hayashi, Agathe Keller, Takanori Kusuba,
>> >> Clemency
>> >> Montelle, Francois Patte,  and myself.
>> >>
>> >> Best wishes,
>> >> Alessandra.
>> >>
>> >> Dr Alessandra Petrocchi
>> >> Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow
>> >> Faculty of Linguistics Philology and Phonetics
>> >> University of Oxford
>> >>
>> >> On Sat, October 26, 2019 21:43, Jesse Knutson via INDOLOGY wrote:
>> >>> Dear Friends, I am asking on behalf of a student with a math
>> >> background,
>> >>> but am also interested for myself, despite very limited math: Can
>> >> you
>> >>> recommend some good introductions to Sanskrit mathematical
>> >> traditions?
>> >>> Best,J
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>> >> Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow
>> >> Faculty of Linguistics Philology and Phonetics
>> >> University of Oxford
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University of Hawai'i, Mānoa
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