Mathematicians of India Before Christ


This is in continuation of my earlier article History of Mathematics Preface Bakshali Manuscript.We may now look some ancient Indian treatises on Mathematics.The names that come to one’ s mind are Aryabhatta and Varahamihira.

Mathematics, Numerals in Brahmi text, India.
Mathematics in India


Aryabhata (Sanskrit: आर्यभट, ISO: Āryabhaṭa) or Aryabhata I (476–550 CE) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer of the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astronomy. He flourished in the Gupta Era and produced works such as the Āryabhaṭīya (which mentions that in 3600 Kali Yuga, 499 CE, he was 23 years old) and the Arya-siddhanta.Aryabhata(Sanskrit:आर्यभट,ISO:Āryabhaṭa) orAryabhata I(476–550CE)was anIndianmathematician and astronomer of the classical age ofIndian mathematicsandIndian astronomy. He flourished in theGupta Eraand produced works such as theĀryabhaṭīya(which mentions that in 3600Kali Yuga, 499 CE, he was 23 years old) and theArya-siddhanta.

His major work,Aryabhatiya, a compendium of mathematics and astronomy, was extensively referred to in the Indian…

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