Gaṇitaśāstra: Ancient Indian Mathematical Traditions, Contributions, and their Modern Relevance
This INDICA residential workshop aims to explore the rich tradition of Indian mathematics or Bhāratīya Gaṇitaśāstra, delving deep into its contributions and discussing their relevance in today’s world.Enroll Now
26 January 2024 - 28 January 2024
Friday 4 PM IST-Sunday 2 PM IST
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
The Workshop is FREE. Charges are only for food and stay for the three days of the workshop.
This residential workshop will delve into ancient Indian mathematical traditions, as manifested in ancient texts like Śulba-sūtra, Chandaśśāstra and Gaṇita-kaumudī.
- To gain a deep understanding of Indian Mathematics (Bhāratīya Gaṇitaśāstra) and its key principles
- To appreciate the significant contributions of ancient Indian scholars to the field of mathematics
- To explore the relevance and potential applications of these ancient mathematical traditions
- Participants will explore the diverse facets of these (Śulba-sūtra, Chandaśśāstra and Gaṇita-kaumudī ) seminal works, the mathematical principles they enshrine, and their relevance in today’s world
- Participants will get an unique opportunity to appreciate the richness of Indian mathematical tradition
- Understand how Indian mathematical tradition can be incorporated into modern mathematical practices
- Opening Ceremony and Welcome Note
- Keynote Presentation: “An Introduction to Bhāratīya Gaṇitaśāstra : Tracing the Roots” by Prof. K. Ramasubramanian
- Interactive Session: “Getting to Know Bhāratīya Gaṇitaśāstra – A Discussion and Q&A with Prof. K. Ramasubramanian”
- Session 1: “Śulba-sūtra: A Deep Dive into Ancient Indian Mathematical Reasoning”
- Session 2: “Chandaśśāstra: A Glimpse into Combinatorial and Computational Techniques of Ancient India”
- Lunch Break
- Interactive Workshop: “Deciphering and Understanding Sanskrit Mathematical Texts: A Hands-on Experience”
- Tea Break
- Panel Discussion: “The Relevance of Ancient Indian Mathematics in Modern Periods”
- Free Time / Optional Group Activities
- Session 3: “Gaṇita-kaumudī: Exploring Mathematical Ingenuity of Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita Part I”
- Session 4: “Gaṇita-kaumudī: Exploring Mathematical Ingenuity of Nārāyaṇa Paṇḍita Part II”
- Closing Ceremony and Farewell Note
A week following the workshop, a certificate of participation will be awarded. This certificate serves as a token of the knowledge gained during the workshop and can be downloaded from our portal. Participants will receive a notification on their registered email id.
We shall provide stay and food arrangements from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
Participants are expected to report to the venue by 3 PM IST.