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About a hundred years ago the scholars in the west discovered the Indian
Vedas: ancient texts in their millions containing some of the most profound
knowledge. In fact the Sanskrit word ‘Veda’ means ‘knowledge’. They found
Vedic texts on medicine, architecture, astronomy, ethics etc. etc. and
according to the Indian tradition all knowledge is contained in these Vedas.
The age of these Vedic texts is disputed, tradition telling us that oginally the
Vedas were carried on by word of mouth, by pandits who recited the texts
exactly and passed them on to their children.
However certain writings that were entitled Ganita Sutras, which means
mathematics, were not found to contain any mathematics and the scholars
rejected them saying they were nonsense.
Now a brilliant eastern scholar, Sri Bharata Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960), heard
what was being said about the Ganita texts and determined to uncover the
mathematics in them. Between 1911 and 1918 he studied the texts and
eventually was able to reconstruct the system that had been lost long ago.
He discovered that all of mathematics is governed by just sixteen sutras or
word-formula (and some sub-Sutras), and he showed some really amazing
examples of their power and versatility. He wrote sixteen books (one on each
sutra) but these have been lost. In 1958 when the loss was confirmed he
wrote an introductory book, which is currently available (Reference 1).
Recent attempts to reconstruct the system from this book have led to an
upsurge of interest and the Vedic system which being taken up by
researchers, teachers and others all over the world.
Few comments made by eminent Scholars:
1.Professor Augustus De Morgan::
“Even the highest and farthest reaches of modern Western
mathematics have not yet brought the Western world even to the
threshold of Ancient Indian Vedic Mathematics.”
Equations are more important to me,
because politics is for the present, but an
equation is something for eternity.”