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#73629 - 04/01/07 08:12 PM An Authentic Book on Ancient Hindu Sciences
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Title: Zero is Not the Only Story; First Edition 2007; Author: P. Priyadarshi; Publisher: India First Foundation, A-301, Gauri Sadan, 5 Hailey Road, New Delhi 110001, India. ISBN 81-89072-14-5; pages: xv, 248. Price : India and Nepal Rs. 400. Other Countries US$ 30.
Emails-- Authorís: priyadarshi101@hotmail.com;
Publisherís: editor@indiafirstfoundation.org


Contents:
1.INDIAN MATHEMATICS: Indian Number System and the Indian Numerals, Role of Language, Zero and Infinity, Negative Numbers, irrational Numbers, Indian Arithmetic, Geometry and Mensuration in the Vedic Age: the Shulvasutras, Geometry in India after Vedic Age, Indian Algebra, Bakhshali Manuscript, Equations and their Solution, Regula Falsi, Some of Difficult Ancient Indian Algebra, Indeterminate Analysis, Permutation and Combination, Trigonometry, Calculus, Miscellaneous, Spread of Indian Mathematics over World.
2. INDIAN ASTRONOMY: Vedic Antiquity and Calendars, Vedic Astronomy: Other Aspects, Post-Vedic Indian Astronomy, Astronomy in Medieval India, The Originality of Indian Astronomy, Influence of Indian Astronomy on World.
3. COSMOLOGY : ORIGIN OF UNIVERSE: The Hindu Cosmogenesis. 4. INDIAN PHYSICS: Matter and Energy, The Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy (Thermodynamics), Indian Atomism and Quantum Theory, Mechanics, Hydraulics, Heat, Light, Sound, Magnetism and Electricity, Mechanical Devices.
5. CHEMISTRY IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL INDIA: Physical Chemistry, Chemistry in the Vedic Period and the Indus Civilization, Chemistry in Post-Vedic Period, Alchemy, Allied Sciences and Chemistry in Tantrik and Buddhist Texts, Experimental Chemistry, Chemistry Associated with Individual Items/Industry, Glass and Pottery, Copper Works and Casting, Iron and Steel, Chemical Industry: Dyes, Cosmetics, Drugs and Cement.
6. INDIAN MEDICINE: Its Originality and Influence over West, Influence of Indian Medicine on other Parts of the World, Indian Medicine : Earliest Period, Atharva-Veda, Post-Vedic Indian Medicine, Some Outstanding Achievements of this Period, Surgery, Medicine in General, Medicine for Beauty and Sex, Preventive Medicine and Hygiene, Clinical Methods, Medical Ethics and Registration, Medical Education and Training, Public Hospitals, Other Medical Streams, Evaluation of Ayurveda as a Science, Indian Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.
7. PSYCHOLOGY IN ANCIENT INDIA AND ITS INFLUENCE ON MODERN PSYCHOLOGY: Yoga and Meditation, Psychology and Psychiatry in Medieval West, Influence of Indian Psychology on Modern Psychology.
8. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES IN ANCIENT INDIA: Botany in Ancient India, Zoology in Ancient India, The Hindu Ecology, Hindu Understanding of the Ecosystem.
BIBLIOGRABHY.
INDEX.

Zero is not the Only Story is a research work that not only discusses well-known Indian contributions to modern civilization like zero, numerals and mathematics, but also looks into general tradition of science in ancient India. There are striking parallels between ancient Indian physics and modern physics. The ancient Indian concept of chemical bond (tantu) and involvement of photon (anshu) in the bonding process is one of such examples. The book explores such parallels in the Vedic texts and other primary sources. The book outlines sciences in ancient India taking note of those achievements of the Indians where they were either first to accomplish any particular achievement in science or were superior to their contemporaries in other countries. The facts have been substantiated with copious references and evidences. The book gives an extensive bibliography. The index at the end of the book is detailed and reader-friendly.

The book relies mainly on the primary texts, of which exact references have been given often including quotations if desirable. Apart from primary sources, the book bases its plinth over those pioneer Western as well as Indian authorities of Indology who had undisputable credibility.


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#73630 - 04/01/07 08:34 PM Re: An Authentic Book on Ancient Hindu Sciences [Re: priyadarshi]
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My earlier book was also well received.
Title: India's Contributions to the West, Author: P. Priyadarshi; Publisher:Standard Publishers, New Delhi, 2004.
It is available on many web-bookstores. For your convenience I place a link which gives some detail of the book also.
http://www.indiaclub.com/shop/SearchResults.asp?ProdStock=13270

This book appeared in a very concise version on many websites. Those who cannot get the paper copy may just try these links for a short web version:

http://sivaloka.tripod.com/story_of_knowledge.htm

http://www.veda.harekrsna.cz/connections/Story-of-Knowledge.php

http://www.hinduwisdom.info/articles_hinduism/133.htm

http://www.panload.com/page.php?id=16412

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Contribution_of_Vedic_Civilization
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#73631 - 05/14/07 07:33 PM Re: An Authentic Book on Ancient Indian Sciences [Re: priyadarshi]
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"ZERO IS NOT THE ONLY STORY" CAN BE HAD ON LINE FROM THE FOLLOWING LINK:
http://www.indianbooks.co.in/books/index.php?productID=88157
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