Advertisement

The Vāsanābhāṣyas of Bhāskarācārya

  • K. Ramasubramanian
  • Takao Hayashi
  • Clemency Montelle
  • M. D. Srinivas
Chapter
Part of the Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences book series (SHMP)

Abstract

Apart from composing the celebrated textbooks of Indian mathematics and astronomy, viz. Līlāvatī, Bījagaṇita and Siddhāntaśiromaṇi, Bhāskarācārya also wrote the Vāsanābhāṣyas, commentaries which have acquired the status of canonical expository texts as they present detailed explanations and justifications for the results and processes outlined in these basic textbooks of mathematics and astronomy. From the various citations in the Vāsanāvārttika (c. 1621) of Nṛsiṃha Daivajña1 on the Vāsanābhāṣya on the Siddhāntaśiromaṇi, it appears that Bhāskarācārya first composed the commentary, Vivaraṇa, [śiDh1981a] on the śiśyadhīvṛddhida of Lallācārya.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Hindustan Book Agency 2019 and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Ramasubramanian
    • 1
  • Takao Hayashi
    • 2
  • Clemency Montelle
    • 3
  • M. D. Srinivas
  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.(emeritus) Doshisha UniversityKyotoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Mathematics & StatisticsUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

Personalised recommendations