Lilavati of Bhaskaracarya

Lilavati of Bhaskaracarya

A Treatise of Mathematics of Vedic Tradition

ISBN: 9788120817777

Author: K.S. Patwardhan, S.A. Naimpally, S.L. Singh

Subject: Mathematics

Language: Sanskrit & Engl

Binding: Paper Back

Pages: 226

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

Availability: In Stock

Rating:    

No Review Yet.

INR 337.50INR 375.00

Info

About Book:

The names 'Bhaskaracarya' and 'Lilavati' are well-known. If a student displays outstanding talent in Mathematics, the school teacher lovingly calls the student second Bhaskaracaryaî. Many legends about Lilavati are in vogue. It is but natural that Indians have a special interest in Bhaskaracarya and his works, especially the Lilavati. Professor N.H. Phadke has taken great pains in the preparation of the present work A New Light on Lilavati, thus filling a void. In the Lilavati, Arithmetic is presented as an enjoyable playful activity. Professor Phadke has admirably succeeded in preserving this spirit in A New Light on Lilavati. Since Professor Phadke studied many books in Sanskrit, Hindi, English and Marathi, he could have easily given scholarly notes and references all over. But the author has resisted that temptation and has given the relevant supplementary information in six appendices. So the book is easy to read and the readers enjoy the playful atmosphere. The Lilavati is a book on Arithmetic written in the twelfth century. Techniques for the solution of problems are simple and easy to use and, moreover, there is a lot of interesting information in the problems presented therein. In 1150 AD, Bhaskaracarya (b. 1114 AD), a renowned mathematician and astronomer of Vedic tradition composed Lilavati as the first part of his larger work called Siddhanta Siromani, a comprehensive exposition of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, mensuration, number theory and related topics. Lilavati has been used as a standard textbook for about 800 years. This lucid, scholarly and literary presentation has been translated into several languages of the world. Bhaskaracarya himself never gave any derivations of his formulae. N.H. Phadke (1902-1973) worked hard to construct proofs of several mathematical methods and formulae given in the original Lilavati. The present work is an enlargement of his Marathi work and attempts a thorough mathematical explanation of definitions, formulae, short cuts and methodology as intended by Bhaskara. Stitches are followed by literal translations so that the reader can enjoy and appreciate the beauty of accurate and musical presentation in Lilavati. The book is useful to school-going children, sophomores, teachers, scholars, historians and those working for the cause of mathematics.

About Author:

Professor Krishnaji S. Patwardhan born in 1911 at Ratnagiri (Maharashtra) taught for thirty years at Sheth Anandilal Podar High School. He has written several textbooks on Mathematics and has translated a book on Lobschevskian geometry from English into Marathi. He died in 1986.

REVIEWS

SIMILAR PRODUCTS

  • Lilavati of Bhaskaracarya

    Mathematics
    K.S. Patwardhan, S.A. Naimpally, S.L. Singh

    INR 337.50INR 375.00

    Shop Now
    Lilavati of Bhaskaracarya
  • LILAVATI OF BHASKARACARYA

    Mathematics
    K.S. Patwardhan, S.A. Naimpally, S.L. Singh

    INR 517.50INR 575.00

    Shop Now
    LILAVATI OF BHASKARACARYA
  • Vedic Mathematics Teacher's Manual (Vol. 2)

    Mathematics
    Kenneth R. Williams

    INR 715.50INR 795.00

    Shop Now
    Vedic Mathematics Teacher's Manual (Vol. 2)
  • Triples

    Mathematics
    Kenneth R. Williams

    INR 265.50INR 295.00

    Shop Now
    Triples
  • Vedic Mathematics for All Ages

    Mathematics
    Vandana Singhal

    INR 337.50INR 375.00

    Shop Now
    Vedic Mathematics for All Ages
  • Mathematics and Medicine in Sanskrit

    Mathematics
    Dominik Wujastyk

    INR 535.50INR 595.00

    Shop Now
    Mathematics and Medicine in Sanskrit
  • Vedic Mathematics

    Mathematics
    Jagadguru Swami Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja

    INR 361.25INR 425.00

    Shop Now
    Vedic Mathematics
  • Discover Vedic Mathematics

    Mathematics
    Kenneth R. Williams

    INR 625.50INR 695.00

    Shop Now
    Discover Vedic Mathematics
  • Vedic Mathematics

    Mathematics
    Jagadguru Swami Sri Bharati Krishna Tirthaji Maharaja & V.S. Agrawala

    INR 202.50INR 225.00

    Shop Now
    Vedic Mathematics
  • Discover Vedic Mathematics

    Mathematics
    Kenneth R. Williams

    INR 445.50INR 495.00

    Shop Now
    Discover Vedic Mathematics