The Gaṇitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts

1st Edition

Alessandra Petrocchi

Routledge
February 25, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 451 Pages
ISBN 9781138496217 - CAT# K350523
Series: Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World

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Summary

The Gaṇitatilaka and its Commentary: Two Medieval Sanskrit Mathematical Texts presents the first English annotated translation and analysis of the Gaṇitatilaka by Śrīpati and its Sanskrit commentary by the Jaina monk Siṃhatilakasūri (13th century CE). Siṃhatilakasūri’s commentary upon the Gaṇitatilaka is a key text for the study of Sanskrit mathematical jargon and a precious source of information on mathematical practices of Medieval India; this is, in fact, the first known Sanskrit mathematical commentary written by a Jaina monk, upon whom we have substantial information, to survive to the present day.

In presenting the first annotated translation of these two Sanskrit mathematical texts, this volume focuses on language in mathematics, and put forward a novel, fresh approach to Sanskrit mathematical literature which favors attention to linguistic, literary features, and textual data. This key resource makes these important texts available in English for the first time for students of Sanskrit, medieval mathematics, South Asian history, and philology.

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