Review of Kim Plofker’s mathematics in India

Ramanujam, R. (2014) Review of Kim Plofker’s mathematics in India. At Right Angles, 3 (3). pp. 82-88.

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Plofker offers a coherent historical account of mathematics in India, found in Sanskrit, starting from the Vedic period, until the seventeenth century. She carefully adheres to documentary historical evidence, and points to controversies on dating some of the literature. The book is very well written and provides a resource that mathematics teachers in India can greatly benefit from.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramanujam, R.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Review, Mathematics, Historical account, India
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
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