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Volume - VIII
Preface Prayer
The path of devotion Uddalaka's advice to svetaketu
The Asramas Image Worship
Yogaasanas Ayurveda
Mathematics in India Warfare in Ancient India
Aurobindo Ghose 1857 Warof Indian Independence
Birth of congress GopalKrishna Gokhale
Quit India Movement Rabindranath Tagore
Major Sections
Culture Course
Volume-I Volume-II

Volume-III

Volume-IV

Volume-V

Volume-VI

Volume-VII

Volume-VIII

Volume-IX

Volume-X

MATHEMATICS IN INDIA

THE Vedas are the earliest literature of India. They are over five thousand years old.

We find in the Vedas the beginnings of mathematics in India.

Our Vedic rishis knew many branches of mathematics like arithmetic, geometry, algebra and astronomy.

The rishis of the Vedic times had to perform yagas. These were done on a platform or Vedi which was a rectangle, circle, a half-circle, etc. They had framed rules for drawing these figures. These rules were called sulba-sutras. Rishi Baudhayana wrote the best and biggest of them.

There are even rules for converting one geometrical figure into another, like a circle into a square.

The science of calculation was called ganita; algbera, bija ganita and geometry, kshetra ganita.

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