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Hindu Astronomy

P.D. Sharma, Global Vision, 2004, ix, 285 p, tables, figs, ISBN : 8182200563, $52.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Hindu Astronomy/P.D. Sharma

Contents: Preface. 1. Astronomical knowledge as revealed in the Hindu scriptures. 2. The astronomical revolution and its implications. 3. Aryabhata and scientific planetary astronomy. 4. The astronomical Siddhantas and its mathematical implications. 5. Hindu astronomers. 6. Kerala astronomy. 7. Major trends in Astronomical Literature. Bibliography. Index.

"The present study on the Hindu Astronomy grew out of the conviction about the sustained development of the twin disciplines of astronomy and mathematics since beginning of Hindu civilization. The aim of this book is to set out in broad perspective, viz. the characteristics of Hindu astronomy as it developed in India, its major achievements and highlights, its chronological account of the astronomers and mathematicians, a fully referenced and documented survey of the literature on the subject produced by Hindu astronomers." (jacket)

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