[INDOLOGY] early mathematics
jonathan.edelmann at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 18:58:38 UTC 2015
In addition to the other suggestions, you might read:
Minkowski, Christopher (2001). The Pundit as Public Intellectual: The Controversy over Virodha or Inconsistency in the Astronomical Sciences, in Axel Michaels (ed.), The Pundita: Traditional Sanskrit Scholarship in India. Heidelberg: South Asia Institute.
Minkowski, Christopher (2004). Competing Cosmologies in Early Modern Indian Astronomy, in Charles Burnett and Jan Hogendijk ( eds.), Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences in Honour of David Pingree. Leiden: Brill.
Toke Lindegaard Knudsen's The Siddhāntasundara of Jñānarāja: A Critical Edition of Select Chapters with English Translation and Commentary, his PhD from Brown University (2008).
These contain references to David Pingree’s foundational work on Indian mathematics.
Jonathan Edelmann <https://florida.academia.edu/JonathanEdelmann>
Assistant Professor of Hinduism
University of Florida
Department of Religion
> On Sep 2, 2015, at 9:16 PM, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> For primary sources, I've always thought
> Rangācārya, M. (Ed.) The Gaṇita-sāra-sangraha of Mahāvīrācārya with English Translation and Notes Madras Govt. Press, 1912,
> to be a brilliantly clear exposition of medieval Indian mathematics.
> For a general introduction and orientation, with up-to-date notes and bibliography for further reading, we now have
> Plofker, K. Mathematics in India Princeton University Press, 2009.
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