[INDOLOGY] New publication

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 20:46:42 UTC 2017

The editors of *History of Science in South Asia* are pleased to announce a
new article that appeared a few days ago, "Garga and Early Astral Science
in India" by
Marko Geslani, Bill Mak, Michio Yano, and Kenneth G. Zysk.


This article forms a preliminary report on the work by an international
group of scholars on Garga, an important early authority on astral science
(jyotiṣa). Reviewing past research on the texts associated with this
figure, we focus especially on the earliest text, the Gārgīyajyotiṣa (ca.
first century CE?), a compendium of material on astral and terrestrial
omens, ritual, horoscopy, and astronomy, that prefigures Varāhamihira's
well-known Bṛhatsaṃhitā. The contributions include text-critical
observations based on select chapters, remarks on astral omens and their
relevance to the possible dating of the text, and a discussion of the texts
potential for the study of Hindu ritual. The article also begins to
disambiguate the broader Garga corpus by including a chapter summary of a
somewhat later Gargasaṃhitā, containing mainly astronomical materials.

This article concludes HSSA issue 5.1.  Issue 5.2, which  is in press, is a
special themed issue,
*Transmutations: Rejuvenation, Longevity, andImmortality Practices in South
and Inner Asia, *guest-edited by Dagmar Wujastyk, Suzanne Newcombe, and
Christèle Barois.

Dominik Wujastyk
Editorial board member, HSSA.

​​ <https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/hssa/index.php/hssa/issue/view/5>
Vol 5, No 1 (2017)
Table of Contents

   - *The Units of Time in Ancient and Medieval India* / Takao Hayashi
   - *Notes on Some Sanskrit Astrological Authors* / Martin Gansten
   - *The Bakhshālī Manuscript: A Response to the Bodleian Library's
   Radiocarbon Dating* / Kim Plofker, Agathe Keller, Takao Hayashi,
   Clemency Montelle, Dominik Wujastyk
   - *Garga and Early Astral Science in India* / Marko  Geslani, Bill Mak,
   Michio Yano, Kenneth G. Zysk
   ​, 151-191​

Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:


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