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Selected Works of Radha Charan Gupta on History of Mathematics



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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.

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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 Vedanta (a 14-semester program), in 2003. He is one of the authors who prepared detailed explanatory notes of the celebrated works Ganita-yuktibhasa (rationales in mathematical astronomy) Tantrasangraha and Karana-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.
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December 22nd, 2019
Edited by K Ramasubramanian
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1st ed. 2019
16 Illustrations, color; 298 Illustrations, black and white; XXVII, 639 p. 314 illus., 16 illus. in color.
Springer Verlag, Singapore
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