Articles by: S K Venkatesan

Cow-dung, Diamonds and Rust: On the state of modern Indian science

Cow-dung, Diamonds and Rust: On the state of modern Indian science

“Aryabhata rejected the story of a daanava (demon) named Rahu swallowing the sun or his tail Ketu covering the moon during eclipses. Eclipses occurred due to shadows, he said, and he did not see any shadow of a tail! Brahmagupta, who came more than a century later, was a great mathematician himself but did not agree with Aryabhata about rejecting[Read More…]

by August 13, 2020 India