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Bharatiya Vigyan Manjusha : Treasure Trove of Ancient Indian Sciences
Bharatiya Vigyan Manjusha : Treasure Trove of Ancient Indian Sciences

Bharatiya Vigyan Manjusha : Treasure Trove of Ancient Indian Sciences

by M S Sreedharan

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English

Publisher

Publications Division

ISBN

8123004265 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 942

Binding

Hardcover

M S Sreedharan

Author: M S Sreedharan
Foreword/Introduction: P R Pisharoti
Publisher: Publications Division
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 942
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123004265

Description

Science is a passion for facts and a constant and systematic search for truth. It flourishes in an atmosphere of freedom. Such an atmosphere used to exist in ancient India where the passion for truth seeking could find expression and sustenance. The people of ancient India made immense contributions in the fields of philosophy, religion, pure sciences and technology. This is the reason why India is considered as one of the hot beds of human civilization which has made enormous contribution to enrich the intellectual heritage of mankind. At the end of the first millennium India was at the pinnacle of its glory, when the so called “New World” was not yet discovered and the birth country of Industrial Revolution was not yet well known to the world.

The encyclopedia is the outcome of the sustained work put in for several years by the well known author Shri M.S. Sreedharan in collecting, collating and writing up the information and prevailing ancient sciences in the form of a thesaurus. This work is a glowing tribute to the erudite scholarship of the author, who is not amidst us any more. This book will be a great guide and source of inspiration for the readers, specially the youth of India.

Contents

Foreword
Preface

Editorial Advisory Committee
Contributors & Translators
Abbreviations
Table of Transliteration

Abhrakam (Diamond)
Acoustics
Acyuta-the Astronomer
Aditi
Aeronautics
Agriculture
Ahargana
Animal Husbandry
Annabhedi (Green Vitriol)
Anti-lightning Glass
Apollonius Theorem
Aranmula Mirror
Aryabhata
Aryabhatasiddhanta
Aryabhatiya
Ashtabandha (Adamantaine Glue)
Asterism
Astronomical Instruments Used in Ancient India
Astronomical Tradition in Kerala
Atharvan – the First Discoverer of Fire
Atmosphere
Atom and Tanmatra
Atomic Structure of Matter
Attributes of Matter
Ayah (Iron)
Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Bacteriology

Bathing
Bell Metal
Bellows
Bhogar’s Kite
Bhogar’s Spacecraft
Bhogar’s Steamship
Bhogar’s Telescope
Bhoonagam
Bima and Pratibimba (Image and Reflection)
Borax
Brahmandas
Breath and Breathing
Building and Breathing
Building Materials

Caantu
Canons for Astrologer
Chandravakyas
Cessation of Breathing
Chicchakti
Circumference-Diameter Ration
Coconut Jaggery
Cold Producing Crystals
Cold-prof Glass
Colouring
Conscration of Idols
Copper
Copper Sulphate
Cows and Bulls
Crest Crystals
Crucibles

Darkness and Light
Darkness and Radiance
Deaf-proof Metal
Dhatus (Minerals)
Diameters of Planets
Digging Wells
Dik (Directions)
Doctrine of Five Elements
Dragganita School of Astronomy

Earth is Round
Earthquakes
Eclipses
Eeyam (Tin)
Elephants
Exploration of Water Springs

Fertilizers in Ancient India
Fire
Five in One Metal
Flagstaff in Temples
Food and Bath During Eclipses
Forces of Creatin
Formulate of Sin 0
When 0 > n/2
Four Bijas of Ganita and Their Nomenclature
Furnace
Gandhakam (Sulphur)
Ganja (Indian Hemp)
Gola-yantra (Automatic Sphere
Grahacaranibandhana
Gravitational Force
Gunpowder and Pyrotechnics

Hasta Mudras (Postures of Hans)
Health Care
Hidden Mine Detecting
Mechanism

Idols of Devas
Integral Calculus
Inoculation
Instruments Used in Rasakriya (Mercury Processing)
Island Formation

Jaina Astronomy
Jaina Mathematics
Jyotirmimamsa (Astronomical Investigations)

Kanada Sutras on the Atom
Kancanikam
Kangushtam
Kanmadam (Bitumen)
Katapayadi System of Numerals
Kavati (cowry)
Kavimannu (Ochre)
Keralese Calendar
Kinnam
Kol (Measuring Rod)
Koorma Peetha
Kritaka Aeroplanes
Kundalini (Serpent Power)
Kuttakaram (Pulveriser)

Laksha (Lac)
Law of Indices
Lead
Length of the shadow
Light

Madhava of Sangamagrama – the Astronomer
Madhu Sarkara (Honey Molasses)
Mahabharata
Makkeerakkallu
Mancoolika Linen
Marma Vidya (Science of Vital Centres)
Manikyam (Ruby)
Marathakam
Mathematical Problems of Bhaskara II
Mathematics of Zero and Infinity
Max Mueller on Anus (Atoms)
Mechanical Devices
Medical student – Oath and Duties
Medicine
Metals
Methods of Breaking Stones
Mica Sand – Glass
Milk-cloth and Bark-cloth
Mirrors and Lenses
Morality –Rgvedic Conception
Motive Power of Kritaka Aeroplanes
Myriad Heat-rays

Nadam (Sound)
Nadi Sastra (The Science of Pulse)
Nagam
Nazhi and Nazhika
Neelam
Nilakantha Somayaji – the Astronomer
Nursery for Children

Obliquity of Ecliptic and Inclination of Orbits
Observatory of Kodungallur
Opium
Orpiment

Paper
Parahita System of Astronomy
Parameswara – the Astronomer
Parispanda (Molecular and Atomic Motion)
Patiganitam
Pavizham (Coral)
Pearl and other Jewels
Photography
Pilot
Pilot’s Clothing
Pilot’s Food
Pittala
Planetary Orbits and Earth’s Rotation
Ponds and Wells
Pregnancy and Childbirth
Preparation of Perfumes
Pronunciation
Puranas and Upapuranas
Puranic Geography
Purification of Precious Stones
Pushparagam (Topaz)
Pythagoras Theorem

Quadratic Equation
Quadrilateral
Quantities from Their Difference and Product
Quotients of Fractions –Simplification

Rajavartamoni
Rasam (Mercury)
Rasatantram and Salt
Rasigolasphutaniti (Measurement of Celestial Bodies)
Reflector
Revolution of Planets
Rhinoplastic Operation

Sangitam (Music)
Science of Geometry in India
Screw-pine Mat Weaving
Secret Sciences
Seven Suns
Sindooram (Red Lead)
Sky and Centres of Sound
Solar Globe
Solar Heat Collecting Glass
Sound Recording
Sufferings of Child in Mother’s Womb
Sulbasutra Geometry
Surgical Appliances
Swarnam (Gold)

Talam (Beating Time)
Tankam
Temple Architecture
Theatre
Time
Touchstone
Town Planning

Unani System of Medicine
Universal Conceptions
Unknown Quantities from Equal Sums
Unknown Quantities from Sums of All but one
Use of the Radian Measure in Minutes
Use of Unusual Special Terms

Vaidooryam (Cat’s Eye)
Vaikarantam
Vaisesika Darsanam
Value of pi (n)
Vastu Vidya
Vata Skandha
Vedic Numerical Code
Velocity of Light
Velli (Silver)
Vellode (Bronze)
Venvaroha – an Ingenious Method to Compute True Moon
Veterinary Sciences
Vrksayurveda

Water
Water in the Form of Electricity
Weapons
Wood Seasoning
Word Numerals
Writing of Numbers

Yojana
Yuga (Age)

Zero Symbol
Zinc
Zircon

Appendces
1. RESEARCH
1. A Preliminary Report on the Study and Investigation of some Ancient Sanskrit Manuscripts – C.S.R. Prabhu, M.M. Birla Science Centre, Adarsh Nagar, Hyderabad
2. The Project on Decoding Ancient Sanskrit Scientific Sastras and Manuscripts – Prof M.C. Ganorkar, B.M. Birla Science Centre, Adarsh Nagar, Hyderabad.
3. Mahayuga: The Great Cosmic Cycle and the Date of the Rigveda – Dr B.G. Sidharth, Director, B.M. Birla Science Centre, Adarsh Nagar, Hyderabad.

II. Ancient Scientific Works
III. Apparatus
IV. Arrangement of Atoms in Space
V. Chandravakyas and Samudravakyas
VI. Common Diseases
VII. Darpanam (Mirror)
VIII. India – What they said….
IX. Measurements and Numbers
X. Subbaraya Sastry
XI. Introduction to Amsu Bodhini Sastra
XII. Charles Wilkins and Sanskrita Language
XIII. Chart of 108 Talas
XIV. The Exact Speed of Light
XV. Loham
XVI. Medicinal Plants and Flora in the Ancient Texts
XVII. Nagara Vinyasam
XVIII. Neem – US Study Confirms Indian Claims
XIX. Patiganita and the Hindu Abacus
XX. Pilot’s Clothing
XXI. Pilot’s Food
XXII. Vaimanika Rashasyam
XXIII. Yantravidhanam and Sastraswaroopa Vignana.

Bibliography
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