Monday, October 3, 2011

The Surya Siddhanta - A Text-book of Hindu Astronomy by Ebenezer Burgess

This celebrated work on Indian As tronomy by Burgess was first published in the Journal of American Orietal Sociey. Owing to the time, thought and patient diligence devoted to the task, this translation Stands out as a model of research work in the field of Hindu Astronomy.

This edition, apart from re-printing the Orginal Translation, also carries an introduction which attempts at tracing the growth and development of the Surya Siddhanta as to its date3, authorship and method according to the most recent reseraches of its writers. The work also attempts at showing clearly the independence of the Hindu scientific astronomy of any foreign, more specially the Greek, source.

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