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A Historical View of the Hindu Astronomy


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Preface; Part I: 1. The early part of the Hindu astronomy involved in great obscurity; 2. Rama; 3. The war between the gods and the giants in the west; 4. Commencement of the third astronomical period; 5. Commencement of the fifth astronomical period; Part II: 1. Commencement of the eighth astronomical period; 2. System of Varaha; 3. The Arya Siddhanta; 4. Vahara Mihira, like Aryabhatta, endeavours to support the new order of things; 5. The cause of Varaha Mihira being thrown back into antiquity by the moderns explained; 6. Self-defence the object of this section; Appendix.

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First published in 1825, this monograph charts the history of Indian astronomy from its Vedic origins to the modern era.

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