[INDOLOGY] sUcI-kaTAha-nyAya

Krishnaprasad G krishnaprasadah.g at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 13:53:21 UTC 2018

Please refer
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On Mon 9 Apr, 2018, 7:20 PM Agathe Keller via INDOLOGY, <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear all,
> I find this expression (sūcī-kaṭāha-nyāya) in an early 17th century
> mathematical commentary (Kṛṣṇa’s commentary on Bhāskara’s Bijagaṇita), and
> Monier Williams tells me that this is the ‘rule of the needle and the
> caldron’ by which easier things are done first. Can anyone tell me the
> story behind this expression, and also if you have met this phrase in other
> scholarly contexts?
> any insights and references will certainly be helpful
> yours,
> Agathe
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