language, literature, and heliocentrism in India
reimann at UCLINK4.BERKELEY.EDU
Mon Feb 14 02:14:05 UTC 2000
The following might be of interest:
Pingree, D. An astronomer's progress (Maharajadhiraja Jayasimha,
heliocentrism). PROCEEDINGS OF THE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY, Mar,
University of California, Berkeley
At 12:00 AM 02/14/2000 +0000, you wrote:
>The Aryabhatiya of Aryabhata (b. 473) contains the well-known statement
>about the earth rotating; followed (annoyingly) by a statement about the
>earth being central and the stars rotating. Anyhow, this was certainly
>controversial in the jyotisa tradition, and later writers such as
>Varahamihira criticised Aryabhata roundly for deviating from the true
>opinion of the Puranas and other such texts.
>See Pingree, Jyotihsastra: astral and mathematical literaure, Wiesbaden
>1981, for an orientation in this literature.
>Founder, INDOLOGY list.
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