Hindu numerals and zero

ARUN.VOHRA at hq.doe.gov ARUN.VOHRA at hq.doe.gov
Fri Nov 17 16:36:00 UTC 1995

I am looking for detailed information on the invention of zero.  Did a 
Jain King in 300 BC ask his court mathematician to count the population in 
his kingdom, and the mathematician say that the numbers 1 thru 9 used at 
that time would not be convenient to add up a large number and invented 

Also, does anyone have an E-Mail address for the Head, Department of Vedic 
Studies at Banaras Hindu University in India?

                        Arun Vohra
                        ARUN.VOHRA at HQ.DOE.GOV           

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