# Indian Mathematics: Redressing the balance

## Ian G Pearce

## CONTENTS

- Abstract
- Introduction
- Early Indian culture - Indus civilisation
- Mathematics in the service of religion:

I. Vedas and Vedangas

II. Sulba Sutras
- Jainism
- The Bakhshali manuscript
- Decimal numeration and the place-value system
- The Classical period:

I Introduction

II. Aryabhata and his commentators

III. Brahmagupta, and the influence on Arabia

IV. Mathematics over the next 400 years (700AD-1100AD)

V. Bhaskaracharya II

VI. Pell's equation

VII. The end of the Classic period and the state of Indian mathematics abroad by the 12th century

- Keralese mathematics:

I. Introduction

II. Mathematicians of Kerala

III. Madhava of Sangamagramma

IV. Possible transmission of Keralese mathematics to Europe
- Conclusions

References

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