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Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : legends 


That ancient land, India, nurtured man to its breast early in the dawn of civilization. The dry sands of Sind, now in West Pakistan, have revealed to archeologist’s remains of civilizations going back 5000 to 6000 years, and perhaps further- peoples whose well-constructed cities included houses with adjoining bathrooms and wells, and elaborate public drainage systems. Some scholars believe that it was these early people, whose civilization dates from a period contemporary with the early Eg...

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Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : legends 

Born in 1114 AD (in Vijayapura, he belonged to Bijjada Bida) he became head of the Ujjain school of mathematical astronomy (Varahamihira and Brahmagupta had helped to found this school or at least 'build it up'). There is some confusion amongst the texts I have referred to as to the works that he wrote. C Srinivasiengar claims he wrote Siddhanta Siromani in 1150 AD, which contained four sections:


1) Lilavati (arithmetic)

2) Bijaganita (algebra)

3) Goladhyaya (sphere/celestial globe)


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Posted by VASUDEVA REDDY on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : legends 

Aryabhatta (476-550 A.D.) was born in Patliputra in Magadha, modern Patna in Bihar. Many are of the view that he was born in the south of India especially Kerala and lived in Magadha at the time of the Gupta rulers; time which is known as the golden age of India. There is no evidence that he was born outside Patliputra and traveled to Magadha, the centre of education and learning for his studies where he even set up a coaching centre. His first name "Arya" is hardly a south Indian name while ...

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