Calculus (was Re: Gymnosophists etc.)

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at
Thu May 9 13:55:44 UTC 1996

	An important sourcebook for Indian contribution to mathematics, 
including the contribution of Kerala mathematicians is the 1990 book "The 
Crest of the Peacock, Non-European Roots of Mathematics" by George 
Gheverghese Joseph, Penguin Books.  The book deals with a number of 
non-western traditions including the Incas, Maya, Egypt, Babylonia, 
China, India, and the Arab world.  As an introductory book it is 
especially readable even to those who have relatively little background in 
the high-end branches of modern mathematics.
	Madhav Deshpande

On Thu, 9 May 1996, Vidyasagar Govind wrote:

> >
> >There was an article in the Indian Academy of Science's journal (Current 
> >Science) about the contribution of Kerela mathematicians some time back. If any
> >member wishes to get the exact reference, please mail me privately.
> >
> >Bye,
> >
> >Girish Beeharry
> Would appreciate if you could give me details of this reference.
> Thanks a lot,and best regards.
> Vidya
> Wish you a happy memorable day!
> vidya at

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