[INDOLOGY] Indian mathematics

Matthew Kapstein mkapstei at uchicago.edu
Thu Jan 2 09:54:05 UTC 2020

Hi Valerie,

This has come up in recent discussions:

Mathematics in India | Princeton University Press<https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691120676/mathematics-in-india>
Based on extensive research in Sanskrit sources, Mathematics in India chronicles the development of mathematical techniques and texts in South Asia from antiquity to the early modern period. Kim Plofker reexamines the few facts about Indian mathematics that have become common knowledge — such as the Indian origin of Arabic numerals — and she sets them in a larger textual and cultural ...
best for the new year,

Matthew Kapstein
Directeur d'études,
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago
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Can anyone recommend a good introduction to the history of mathematics in India, accessible to a mathematician with no knowledge of Sanskrit or other Indian languages?

Thank you -

Valerie J Roebuck
Manchester, UK

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