Re: [INDOLOGY] Les mathématiques de l'autel védique

Jan E.M. Houben jemhouben at
Sun Nov 20 01:16:43 UTC 2016

Dear Jean-Michel,
Congratulations with this publication, the result of many years of hard
work, and a significant contribution to Vedic and Sanskrit studies and to
the history of mathematics.


Directeur d’Études

Sources et histoire de la tradition sanskrite

*École Pratique des Hautes Études*

*Sciences historiques et philologiques *

54, rue Saint-Jacques

CS 20525 – 75005 Paris

johannes.houben at

On 15 November 2016 at 21:06, Jean-Michel Delire <jmdelire at> wrote:

> Dear list,
> Your discussion reminds me the so-called Vedic mathematics, which are not
> Vedic at all. That is the reason why I have myself been very cautious not
> to use Vedic directly associated with mathematics in the title of my (just
> published) book : Les mathématiques de l'autel védique, or Mathematics of
> the Vedic Altar (the book is mainly in French). The altar is definitely
> vedic, and also the mathematics used to build it and explained in the book,
> but they are very different of what is nowadays - and inaccurately - called
> Vedic mathematics. If you want more information, see
> Best regards,
> Jean Michel Delire
> >Hi Patrick,
> >

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