Selected Works of Radha Charan Gupta on History of Mathematics

  • K. Ramasubramanian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. The Oeuvre of Radha Charan Gupta

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. Ramasubramanian
      Pages 3-8
    3. Christoph J. Scriba
      Pages 9-12
  3. On Studies in History of Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. K. Ramasubramanian
      Pages 19-21
    3. K. Ramasubramanian
      Pages 23-26
  4. Mathematics in Ancient Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. K. Ramasubramanian
      Pages 81-88
    3. K. Ramasubramanian
      Pages 89-91
    4. K. Ramasubramanian
      Pages 93-107
    5. K. Ramasubramanian
      Pages 109-115
  5. Jaina Mathematics and Astronomy

  6. Geometry

  7. Interpolations and Combinatorics

  8. Trigonometry and Spherical Trigonometry

  9. Bio-bibliographical Sketches of Some Historians of Mathematics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 451-451

About this book


This book includes 58 selected articles that highlight the major contributions of Professor Radha Charan Gupta—a doyen of history of mathematics—written on a variety of important topics pertaining to mathematics and astronomy in India. It is divided into ten parts. Part I presents three articles offering an overview of Professor Gupta’s oeuvre. The four articles in Part II convey the importance of studies in the history of mathematics. Parts III–VII constituting 33 articles, feature a number of articles on a variety of topics, such as geometry, trigonometry, algebra, combinatorics and spherical trigonometry, which not only reveal the breadth and depth of Professor Gupta’s work, but also highlight his deep commitment to the promotion of studies in the history of mathematics. The ten articles of part VIII, present interesting bibliographical sketches of a few veteran historians of mathematics and astronomy in India. Part IX examines the dissemination of mathematical knowledge across different civilisations. The last part presents an up-to-date bibliography of Gupta’s work. It also includes a tribute to him in Sanskrit composed in eight verses.


Radha Charan Gupta History of Mathematics Jaina Mathematics Geometry Trignometry Indian Astronomy Indian Mathematical Sciences Clas-Olof Selenius

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Ramasubramanian
    • 1
  1. 1.Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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