Indian Astrology Bibliography

Tracy Coleman tcoleman at COLORADOCOLLEGE.EDU
Sat Oct 15 22:53:07 UTC 2011


Below is a (rough) bibliography that my student compiled from all your suggestions long ago!  Thanks to many who responded, and to some (including Tim C. and Amy A.) who sent lengthy lists.  This is not in perfect bibliographic form, and references are listed as they were given, so I can't guarantee that everything is accurate.

--Tracy Coleman, Colorado College


1)      Hart Defouw and Robert Svoboda.  Light on life: an introduction to the astrology of India.  (New Delhi: Penguin Books, 1996).
2)       Evans, Robert. "The Glance of Sani: Aspects of the Cult of Sanaiscara in Bengal." Paper presented at the Bengal Studies Conference, Oakland University, 22 June 1980.
3)       Friedman, Barry Steven.  Negotiating Destiny: The Astrologer and his Art in Bengali Cultural History.  Ph.D. dissertation, Univ. of Chicago, June, 1986.
4)      C.J. Fuller. The Camphor Flame: Popular Hinduism and Society in India, Princeton 1992.
5)       Gansten, Martin. Primary Directions: Astrology's Old Master Technique. The Wessex Astrologer Ltd, 2009.
6)      Gansten, Martin. Patterns of Destiny: Hindu Nadi Astrology (Lund Studies in History of Religions) Publisher: Almquiest & Wiksell Intl 2003.
7)      Inden, Ronald B.  "Kings and Omens."  Journal of Developing Societies 1 (1985), pp. 30-40.
8)      N.P. Subramania Iyer. Kalaprakasika, Madras 1991.
9)      Karin Kapadia: Siva and Her Sisters: Gender, Caste, and Class in Rural South India, Boulder 1995.
10)      Kar, Kalyan.  "The Stars in Our Lives."  The Economic Times (Calcutta), 11 September 1983, Sunday Magazine, p. 6.
11)      Kaye, G. R.  "Hindu Astronomical Deities." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, n.s. 16 (1920), pp. 57-75.
12)      Kemper, Steven.  "Sinhalese Astrology, South Asian Caste Systems, and the Notion of Individuality." Journal of Asian Studies 38 (May 1979), pp. 477-497.
13)      Knipe, David M.: Softening the cruelty of God: In: FS V. N. Rao 1995, S. pp. 206-248.
14)      Krishan, Y.: The astronomical revolution in India about A.D. 400 and its implications. In: Vishveshvaranand indological journal 15, 2 (Sept.1977), S. 265-284.
15)     Krishnamurthi, K. R.  Indian astronomers / K.R. Krishnamurthi; gen. ed., N. Mahalingam. Madras: International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations, 1991.
16)      Kuepferle, Paul. FILM: "An Appointment with the Astrologer," available through the Wisconsin South Asia Center.
17)     Lishk, Sajjan Singh; Sharma, S. D.: Season determination through the science of sciatherics in Jaina school of astronomy. Indian Journal of History of Science 12, 1 (May 1977), S. 33-44.
18)      Markel, Stephen. 1995. Origins of the Indian Planetary Deities. Lewsiton: The Edwin Mellen Press.
19)     McGee, Mary and Gary Tubb, "Mirror of the sky”: Almanacs and the study of Hindu religion."  RSR 13 (1987): 10-17.
20)      Minkowski, Christopher Z.: The Pandit as Public Intellectual In: The Pandit. Traditional Scholarship in India. Edited by Axel Michaels. New Delhi 2001 S. 79-96
21)     Minkowski, Christopher: Astronomers and their Reasons In: Journal of Indian Philosophy  30 S. 495-514.
22)     Mitra, Debala.  "A Study of Some Graha-Images of India and Their Possible Bearing on the Nava-Devas of Cambodia."  Journal of the Asiatic Society 7 (1965), pp. 13-37.
23)      Narlikar, J. V.: Four questions that history might answer. In:  Science, philosophy and culture 1 (1996), S. 178-184.
24)      Ojha, Gopesh Kumar.  Predictive Astrology of the Hindus. Bombay: D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co., 1977. [Reprint: Asia Book Corp of Amer (June 1988).
25)      Ojha, Gopesh Kumar: Why jyotisha is a vedanga. In: FS Chandrasekhara 1990, S. pp. 147-154.  [Mahamahopadhyaya Samanta Chandrasekhara commemoration volume]
26)      Padhye, K. A.  "The Anthropological Aspect of Astrology among the Hindus." Journal of the Anthropological Society of Bombay 15 (1940), pp. 631-641.
27)     Parpola, Asko: Astral proper names in India: In: Adyar Library Bulletin 53 (1989), S. 1-53.
28)      Perinbanayagam, R. S.  The Karmic Theater: Self, Society, and Astrology in Jaffna. University of Massachusetts Press, 1982.
29)     Peterson, Indira Viswanathan.  "Science in the Tanquebar Mission Curriculum: Natural Theology and Indian Responses." In: Michael Bergunder (ed.), Missionsberichte aus Indien im 18. Jahrhundert, Halle (1999), pp. 175-219.
30)      Pingree, David.  "Astronomy and Astrology in India and Iran."  ISIS 54 (June 1963), pp. 229-246.
31)      Pingree, David. "History of Mathematical Astronomy in India." In: C. Gillespie (ed.), Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol. 15, New York, 1977, pp. 533-633.
32)      Pingree, David. "Hellenophilia versus the History of Science." ISIS 83 (1992), pp. 554-563.
33)     Pingree, David. "Mesopatamian and Greek Astronomy in India." In: Karin Preisendanz (ed.), Expanding and Merging Horizons: Contributions to South Asian and Cross-Cultural Studies in Commemoration of Wilhelm Halbfass, Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2007, pp. 41-50.
34)     Pingree, David. Jyotiḥśāstra: astral and mathematical literature.  History of Indian Literature series.
35)     Pingree, David.  "The Yavanajataka of Sphujidhvaja", Harvard Oriental Series, 1978.
36)     Plofker, Kim. Mathematics in India. Princeton University Press, 2008.
37)      Pugh, Judy F.  "Person and Experience: The Astrological System of North India." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago, 1980
38)      Pugh, Judy F.  "Astrological Counseling in Contemporary India." Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 7 (September 1983), pp. 279-299.
39)     Judy F. Pugh, "Into the Almanac:  Time, Meaning and Action in North Indian Society"  CIS 17 (1983), 27-49.
40)      Pugh, Judy F.  "Concepts of Person and Situation in North Indian Counseling." Contributions to Asian Studies 18 (1984), pp. 85-105.
41)     Pugh, Judy F. "Astrology and Fate: Hindu and Muslim Experiences " In Karma: An Anthropological Inquiry. Ed. by Charles F. Keyes and E. Valentine Daniel. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983, pp. 131-146.
42)      Pugh, Judy F. “Celestial destiny: popular art and personal crisis” India International Centre Quarterly (New Delhi) 13, no.1 (Mar 1986) 54-69.
43)     Bangalore Venkata Raman. Prasna Tantra, Bangalore 1984.
44)     Razaullah Ansari, S. M.: The establishment of observatories and the socio-economic conditions of scientific work in nineteenth century India. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 13, 1 (May 1978), S. 62-71.
45)     Roebuck, Valerie J.  The Circle of Stars: An Introduction to Indian Astrology (Paperback) Element Books (March 1992, pp. 178).
46)     Edward C. Sachau: Alberuni's India, Delhi 1964 [1888].
47)     Rangachari Santhanam. Horasara, Delhi 1995.
48)     Sarma, Sreeramula Rajeswara.  "Sanskrit as Vehicle for Modern Science: Lancelot Wilkinson's Efforts in the 1830's" Studies in History of Medicine and Science 14 (N.S.) (1995-1996b), pp. 189-199.
49)     Sircar, D. C.  "The Astrologer at the Village and the Court." Indian Historical Quarterly 28 (Dec. 1952), pp. 342-349.
50)     Sivapriyananda, Swami.  Astrology and religion in Indian art. New Delhi: Abhinav Publications, 1990.  [148 p.: ill.; 25 cm.]
51)     Sullivan, Lawrence E.  "Astral Myths Rise Again: Interpreting Religious Astronomy." Criterion 22 (Winter, 1983), pp. 12-17.
52)     Sundaramoorthy, G.: The contribution of the cult of sacrifice to the development of Indian astronomy. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 9, 1 (May 1974), S. 100-106.
53)     B. Suryanarain Rao. Stri Jataka or Female Horoscopy, Bangalore 1984.
54)     Giuseppe Tucci: 'A Visit to an "Astronomical" Temple in India.' Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1929).
55)     Türstig, Hans-Georg.  Jyotisa: Das System Der Indischen Astrologie. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner, 1980.
56)     Vogel, Claus. The Propitiation of the Planets in Indian Ritual and Allied Literature with Special Reference to Colours and Flowers" In: Konrad Klaus & Jens-Uwe Hartmann (eds): "Indica et Tibetica. Festschrift für Michael Hahn, zum 65. Geburtstag von Freunden und Schülern überreicht" (2007), pp. 587-606.
57)     Yano, Michio: Knowledge of astronomy in Sanskrit texts of architecture. Indo-Iranian Journal 29, 1(Jan.1986), S. 17-29.
58)     Yano, Michio. Calendar, Astrology, and Astronomy  (ch. 18) In: The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism, ed. G. Flood, pp. 376-392. Blackwell Publishing, 2003 (paperback, 2005)]
59)      Young, Richard Fox. "Receding from Antiquity: Hindu Responses to Science and Christianity on the Margins of Empire, 1800-1850." In: Robert E. Frykenberg (ed.), Christians and Missionarie in India: Cross-Cultural Communications since 1500 (2002), Grand Rapids, MI, pp. 183-222.
60)      Young, Richard Fox. "Receding from Antiquity (II): Somanath Vyas and the Failure of the Second Sanskritization of Science in Malwa, ca. 1850." In: Karin Preisendanz (ed.), Expanding and Merging Horizons: Contributions to South Asian and Cross-Cultural Studies in Commemoration of Wilhelm Halbfass, Wien: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2007, pp. 83-98.

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