The first half of the 19th century in Bengal was different on many grounds. The great land gave birth to exceptional minds and was a silent witness to a flurry of activities carried out by those phenomenal personalities. Purging the society of its evil practices, spreading education, establishing schools and colleges, encouraging women education were some of the priorities.
Mahavira or Mahaviracharya was a 9th century (about 800-870 CE) Jain mathematician, who made significant contributions to the development of Algebra, born in the present day city of Gulbarga, Karnataka, in southern India. He perhaps took his name to honour the great Jainism reformer Mahavira. He was the author of the earliest Indian text Ganitsarasangraha (dated 850 CE) devoted entirely to mathematics.
Human being always fell in love with knowledge of Reality. He wanted to know the vastness around him containing all unimaginable designs. Life’s mystery always made him sit in deep thinking. In India, philosophical thought known as Darsana represents the inner vision towards life that the ancient seers had got through intent contemplation on Reality.
The book ‘The Reflection of Yoga in the Principal Upanisads’ is unique of its kind. It contains the translation of the entire text of four Principal Upanisads. The texts have been further interpreted in the light of Yoga Philosophy with special reference to the Patanjala Yoga sutra, Hatha Pradipika and Srimadbhagavadgita. Such an erudite exposition of the mantras of the Principal Upanisads in the perspective of Yoga Darsana compels the heart to bliss.
The convergence of the physics and ancient Indian wisdom happens to be a very profound subject of study across the world. The goal is not only to find the parallels between these two subjects but to cultivate a unified system of thought which inspires human intellect to take a giant leap into the vast expanse of Reality.
During early 1900, when Dirac solved the negative energy problem of relativistic version of quantum mechanics, he introduced the concept of quantum vacuum, which is also known as physical vacuum. In his formalism, the physical vacuum was proposed to be an infinite sea of negative energy states. These states are occupied by a particle and its corresponding anti-particle. In his original version, they are electron and positron pairs. The quantum vacuum is therefore not the vacuum of nothingness.
If I ask what are (3,4,5) or (5,12,13) or (15,8,17), most of us will answer that they are Pythagorean triplets. But you will be surprised to know that Pythagorean theorem was discovered during 570 – 500 BCE whereas some books on Vedic mathematics written during the period of 600 – 500 BCE has mentioned this […]
It is actually just in recent years when a good number of scientists and innovators began to devote their work to artificial intelligence and data science. These approaches are unique and have ample scope for future research. AI has become a popular topic in the media and in scientific magazines, due to several achievements, many […]