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Mathematics in India by Kim Plofker

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Appendix B

 

 

Biographical Data on Indian Mathematicians

The following very brief sketches summarize available biographical information about most of the mathematical authors named in this book, and in some cases describe the sources from which the information is known or inferred. In addition, some attempts are made to clear up confusion between reasonably well-established facts or inferences and unsubstantiated legends. If no source is stated for a particular assertion, that means that it is derived from statements in the author’s own work or a related original source deemed reliable. All authors are known or presumed to be Hindu Brāhmaas unless ...

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