The personal aspect of varna is connected with the idea of choosing for oneself what one ought to do.
Kim Plofker reexamines the few facts about Indian mathematics from the Vedic period to the early modern period.
After Mahabharata war Bhishma discourses in the Shanti Parva as its most authoritative exposition of rajadharma.
Ancient Indian prosodist and mathematician Pingala was the first to develop and use the binary number system
Kalidas, the great poet and philosopher. For at least 1600 years, Indian culture has unanimously conferred on him the title of ‘kavikulaguru’ – the Master for all poets.
Sage Markandeya is an important person in the Vana Parva of Mahabharata. Every era needs a Markandeya – that quiet, calm sage full of Devotion, Tapas and Brahmacharya to enable to us see our Deluge and the Supreme in the midst of that Great Deluge.
‘Parampara’ is a Sanskrit word that stands for the tradition of transmitting knowledge from the Guru to the Shishya
Gāndhārī inscriptions have been found as far east as Luoyang and Anyang in Henan province in Eastern China which attests to the vastness of the influence of Sanskrit. Europeans in recent centuries called the whole region Serindia, indicating the meeting place of China and India.
The Indo-Aryan languages of India are the most complex decimal system of all, where there is such complete fusion and inflection between the tens and unit numbers that it becomes necessary to learn individually the exact form of every number from 1-100.
Exchange networks in India go far deep into time and are as old as the Neolithic Age (9000 BP). During the Sindhu-Sarasvatī Civilisation, these trade networks were further strengthened and expanded and trade was carried out with contemporary cultures like Egypt and Mesopotamia. Inland trade was equally dynamic in this civilisation and was one of the main factors which contributed to its high level of prosperity. Trade declined towards the end of this civilisation but it revived by the 6th century BCE when we witnessed the rise of urbanisation in the Gaṅgā Valley.