Great Indian Mathematicians

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The earliest expression of mathematical

understanding is inextricably linked with the origin

of Hinduism. Mathematics formed an important

part of the Vedas - the original Hindu scriptures -

associated with ritual activities and the study of

'ganit' or mathematics was given special

importance in the Vedic period.

Mathematics in Early Hindu Texts

Arithmetic operations including squares, cubes

and roots are mentioned in the 'Narad Vishnu

Purana' attributed to Ved Vyas (c 1000 BC), and

the 1000 BC Vedic text 'Vedang Jyotish' says: "Just

as the feathers of a peacock and the jewel-stone

of a snake are placed at the highest point of the

body, so is the position of mathematics the

highest amongst all branches of the Vedas and

the Shastras."

Seminal Figures in Mathematics

Hindu mathematicians, from Vedic times to the

modern age have been in the forefront of making

seminal contributions in the field mathematics.

Here's some of the most celebrated names in the

history of Indian mathematics.

Early Hindu Mathematicians

Brahmagupta (c. 598-c. 670)

Govindaswami (c. 800-850)

Mahavira (Mahaviracharya) (850)

Pruthudakaswami (850)

Sridhara (900)

Manjula (930)

Aryabhata II (950)

Prashastidhara (958)

Halayudha (975)

Jayadeva (1000)

Sripathi (1039)

Hemachandra Suri (b. 1089)

Bhaskara (1114-c. 1185)

Cangadeva (1205)

Madhava of Sangamagramma (c. 1340-1425)

Narayama Pandit (1350)

Paramesvara (1360-1455)

Nilakantha Somayaji (1455-1555)

Sankara Variar (c. 1500-1560)

Narayana (c. 1500-1575)

Jyesthadeva (550)

Acyuta Pisarati (c. 1550-1621)

Putumana Somayaji (c. 1660-1740)

Jaganath Pandit (1700)

Sankara Varman (1800)

Subhamoy

The earliest expression of mathematical

understanding is inextricably linked with the origin

of Hinduism. Mathematics formed an important

part of the Vedas - the original Hindu scriptures -

associated with ritual activities and the study of

'ganit' or mathematics was given special

importance in the Vedic period.

Mathematics in Early Hindu Texts

Arithmetic operations including squares, cubes

and roots are mentioned in the 'Narad Vishnu

Purana' attributed to Ved Vyas (c 1000 BC), and

the 1000 BC Vedic text 'Vedang Jyotish' says: "Just

as the feathers of a peacock and the jewel-stone

of a snake are placed at the highest point of the

body, so is the position of mathematics the

highest amongst all branches of the Vedas and

the Shastras."

Seminal Figures in Mathematics

Hindu mathematicians, from Vedic times to the

modern age have been in the forefront of making

seminal contributions in the field mathematics.

Here's some of the most celebrated names in the

history of Indian mathematics.

Early Hindu Mathematicians

Brahmagupta (c. 598-c. 670)

Govindaswami (c. 800-850)

Mahavira (Mahaviracharya) (850)

Pruthudakaswami (850)

Sridhara (900)

Manjula (930)

Aryabhata II (950)

Prashastidhara (958)

Halayudha (975)

Jayadeva (1000)

Sripathi (1039)

Hemachandra Suri (b. 1089)

Bhaskara (1114-c. 1185)

Cangadeva (1205)

Madhava of Sangamagramma (c. 1340-1425)

Narayama Pandit (1350)

Paramesvara (1360-1455)

Nilakantha Somayaji (1455-1555)

Sankara Variar (c. 1500-1560)

Narayana (c. 1500-1575)

Jyesthadeva (550)

Acyuta Pisarati (c. 1550-1621)

Putumana Somayaji (c. 1660-1740)

Jaganath Pandit (1700)

Sankara Varman (1800)

Subhamoy