Archaic and Exotic: Studies in History of Indian Astronomical Instruments

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The fifteen papers collected in this volume are related to the author's investigations into the history of astronomical instruments in India.

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Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma studied Sanskrit at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, and Indology at Philipps University, Marburg, and taught Sanskrit at Aligarh Muslim University until his retirement in 1997.

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Book Description Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. The fifteen papers collected in this volume are related to the author`s investigations into the history of astronomical instruments in India. The history of astronomical instrumentation in India is dominated by two mutually contradictory - yut complimentary - currents: on the one hand the resilience of certain archaic instruments that held sway for long even after they had become obsolete; on the other, Indian astronomers` receptivity to exotic instruments from other cultures. Hence the title of the volume: The Archaic and the Exotic. Printed Pages: 320. Bookseller Inventory # 43112

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Book Description Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. The fifteen papers collected in this volume are related to the author`s investigations into the history of astronomical instruments in India. The history of astronomical instrumentation in India is dominated by two mutually contradictory - yut complimentary - currents: on the one hand the resilience of certain archaic instruments that held sway for long even after they had become obsolete; on the other, Indian astronomers` receptivity to exotic instruments from other cultures. Hence the title of the volume: The Archaic and the Exotic. Printed Pages: 320. Bookseller Inventory # 43112

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Book Description Hard Bound. Book Condition: New. (Size 22.5 x 14.5 cms.), Contents, List pf Illustrations, Preface, I The Context, 1 Indian Astronomical and Time Measuring Instruments: A Catalogue in Preparation, 2 Astronomical Instruments in Brahmagupta's Brahmasphutasiddhanta, 3 Perpetual Motion Machines and their Design in Ancient India, 4 Astronomical Instruments in Mughal Miniatures, II The Water Clock, 5 The Bowl that Sinks and Tells Time, 6 Announcing Time: The Unique Method at Hayatnagar, 1676, 7 Measuring Time with Long Syllables: Bhaskara I's Commentary on Aryabhatia Kalakriyapada, 8 Setting up the Water Clock for Telling the Time of marriage, III The Astrolabe, 9 Sultan Suri and the Astrolabe, 10 The Lahore Family of Astrolabists and their ouvrage, 11 The Safiha Zarqaliyya in India, 12 Yantraja: the Astrolabe in Sanskrit, 13 Katapayadi Notation on a Sanskrit Astroable, IV The Celestial Globe, 14 From al Kura to Bhagola: on theDissemination of the Celestial Globle in India, 15 Two Mughal Celestial Globes, Index. 319 Verify ISBN for International Edition; year of publication 2008 8173045712. Bookseller Inventory # 98434

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Book Description Manohar Publishers and Distributors. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Archaic & the Exotic: Studies in the History of Indian Astronomical Instruments, Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma, The Fifteen papers collected in this volume are related to the author's investigations into the history of astronomical instruments in India. This history, so far untouched by others, is dominated by two currents: on the one hand the resilience of certain archaic instruments that held sway for long, on the other the receptivity of Indian astronomers towards exotic instruments from other cultures. Hence the title: The Archaic and the Exotic. The first part of the volume seeks to define the context in which the author's studies on Indian instruments are undertaken and emphasises the need for a combined study of Sanskrit astronomical texts and the extant instruments, besides pictorial depictions of instruments, notably in Mughal miniature paintings. The four papers in part II are devoted to an 'archaic' instrument, namely the sinking bowl variety of water clock, its history, its technical specifications and a ritual connected to its installation. The astrolabe and the celestial globe are the exotic instruments received enthusiastically in India from the Islamic World. The five papers in part III deal with the history of the astrolabe in India: its promotion by Firuz Shah Tughluq, the dominant role played in its production by a family of instrument makers from Lahore under the patronage of the Mughal rulers, Sanskrit manuals composed on it, and certain individual specimens of the Indo-Persian and Sanskrit astrolabes. The last two papers, comprising part IV, deal with the history of the celestial globe in India and the globes crafted by two seventeenth-century instrument makers. Bookseller Inventory # B9788173045714

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Book Description Manohar Publishers and Distributors, India, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 220 x 142 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The fifteen papers collected in this volume are related to the authors investigations into the history of astronomical instruments in India. The history of astronomical instrumentation in India is dominated by two mutually contradictory - yut complimentary - currents: on the one hand the resilience of certain archaic instruments that held sway for long even after they had become obsolete; on the other, Indian astronomers receptivity to exotic instruments from other cultures. Hence the title of the volume: The Archaic and the Exotic. Bookseller Inventory # AAG9788173045714

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