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Gaṇitānanda

Selected Works of Radha Charan Gupta on History of Mathematics

Editors: Ramasubramanian, K. (Ed.)

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  • Elucidates a truly global view of Radha Charan Gupta’s history of mathematics
  • Offers an immensely useful approach to the history of mathematics and, particularly, Indian mathematics
  • Brings together original retyped articles and scanned figures (drawn by Prof. Gupta himself)
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This book includes 58 selected articles that highlight the major contributions of Professor Radha Charan Gupta—a doyen of history of mathematics—written on a variety of important topics pertaining to mathematics and astronomy in India. It is divided into ten parts. Part I presents three articles offering an overview of Professor Gupta’s oeuvre. The four articles in Part II convey the importance of studies in the history of mathematics. Parts III–VII constituting 33 articles, feature a number of articles on a variety of topics, such as geometry, trigonometry, algebra, combinatorics and spherical trigonometry, which not only reveal the breadth and depth of Professor Gupta’s work, but also highlight his deep commitment to the promotion of studies in the history of mathematics. The ten articles of part VIII, present interesting bibliographical sketches of a few veteran historians of mathematics and astronomy in India. Part IX examines the dissemination of mathematical knowledge across different civilisations. The last part presents an up-to-date bibliography of Gupta’s work. It also includes a tribute to him in Sanskrit composed in eight verses.

About the authors

K. RAMASUBRAMANIAN is a professor at the Cell for the Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He holds a doctorate degree in theoretical physics, a master’s degree in Sanskrit, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering—a weird but formidable combination of subjects to do multi-disciplinary research. He was honoured with the coveted title “Vidvat Pravara” by the Shankaracharya of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Karnataka, India, for completing a rigorous course in Advaita Vedānta (a 14-semester program), in 2003. He is one of the authors who prepared detailed explanatory notes of the celebrated works Gaṇita-yuktibhāṣā (rationales in mathematical astronomy) Tantrasaṅgraha and Karaṇa-paddhati, which bring out the seminal contributions of the Kerala School of Astronomers and Mathematicians. The prestigious Maharshi Badarayan Vyas Samman was conferred upon him by the President of India, in 2008. He is a recipient of several other awards and coveted titles as well. From 2013, he serves as an elected council member of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. He is also a member of various other national and international bodies.

Table of contents (58 chapters)

Table of contents (58 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1229-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1228-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gaṇitānanda
Book Subtitle
Selected Works of Radha Charan Gupta on History of Mathematics
Editors
  • K. Ramasubramanian
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1229-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1229-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1228-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 639
Number of Illustrations
300 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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