Prof. B. V. Subbarayappa did a volume exactly along these lines, but focussing on South Asian materials, in his 1985 book Indian Astronomy: A Source Book Base Primarily on Sanskrit Texts .

Dominik Wujastyk

On 21 September 2012 11:44, Venetia Kotamraju <> wrote:
Dear list,
A publisher friend of mine is keen to publish an up-to-date and well-produced translation of several of Asia's most important mathematical texts including those from the Sanskrit tradition - please see his notes below for more information.  He is looking for experts on these texts from each of the different language traditions.
If anyone would be interested in working with him on this project, please let me know and I will put you in touch with him.

The book would be something like an Asian mathematical prequel to On the Shoulders of Giants, which is a collection of the important works (in their entirety, in English) of Newton, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Einstein  put together by Stephen Hawking. For the "Asian maths" version I was thinking it would be good to include, at least, BrahmaguptaBhaskaracharyaAl-Khwarizmi, and Zhu Shijie; maybe a few more depending on the length of these; and market it similarly, as a sort of collector's edition aimed primarily at Asian math & science professionals.

Venetia Kotamraju
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