Hindu Astronomy From Inception to Harmonisation
Publisher : Global Vision Publishing House
About the Book
Historical and conceptual development of Hindu astronomy from inception to harmonisation is described in this revised edition which is divided into seven chapters. The very first chapter deals with the astronomical knowledge revealed in the Hindu scriptures. The Greco-Bactrian influence on early Hindu astronomers and their cosmological belief is described in second chapter. Third chapter examines Àryabhata's interpretation of scientific planetary astronomy. Mathematical implications of astronomical siddhantas are interpreted in fourth chapter. Fifth chapter explains life and works of Hindu astronomers and the contribution of Kerala School of Astronomy in modern astronomical interpretations is described in sixth chapter. Last chapter focuses on major trends in astronomical literatures.
1. Astronomical Knowledge as Revealed
in the Hindu Scriptures 1
2. The Astronomical Revolution and its Implications 35
3. Àryabhata and Scientific Planetary Astronomy 59
4. The Astronomical SiddhÊntas and its
Mathematical Implications 77
5. Hindu Astronomers 139
6. Kerala Astronomy 205
7. Major Trends in Astronomical Literature 237
About the Author
P.D. Sharma was born in Gorakhpur but spent most of his youth overseas. He returned to India to do M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He worked full time as a teacher in IIT Kanpur before jumping the fence to become a renowned astronomer, a subject in which he had an inborn fascination. He has written many books, guidebooks and research papers making a major contribution in Indian astronomy.
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