A series of ten articles that takes one through the erudition that India has inherited in the fields of mathematics, science and astronomy. The author takes us on a journey through time into the pursuit of these fields by Indic scholars.
Know James Watt, Karl Benz, Archimedes or Edison, and not Aryabhatta, Varahamihira or Brahmagupta? Time to rewire.
The contribution of Brahmagupta to Indian mathematical discourse.
Who was Aryabhata, and what were his accomplishments?
How our ancients calculated ardha jyaa and how the word jyaa transformed to jyeb, then to sinus and finally sine.
There are six of them of which four are on linguistics and two have mathematical overtones.
The effort to arrive at truth was continuous in Indic civilisation.
We learn numerals, and assume that is always how numbers have been written. But literature shows us a slow evolution.
Introducing Indian astronomy or ‘Jyotisha’.
Are Rahu and Ketu really serpentine? Varahamihira explains the concept.