SCARCELY would it be supposed from its artless title that this little book deals with what its author styles “the pre-scientific epoch of the history of science,”and that its main object, as declared in the preface, is to place the scientific achievement of ancient and medieval India in proper perspective with that of certain other great nations of antiquity. Still less would it be supposed that its text would read sometimes like an awkward demonstration of the truism that Hindu civilisation is an indigenous growth little influenced from outside, and sometimes—indeed, more often—like an unhappy attempt to impugn the accepted opinion that the great flood of Western knowledge had its quickest and freshest rifls in the sparkling soil of Hellas.
Hindu Achievements in Exact Science: A Study in the History of Scientific Development.
By Prof. B. K. Sarkar. Pp. xiii + 82. (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1918.) Price 1 dollar.
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Hindu Achievements in Exact Science: A Study in the History of Scientific Development . Nature 102, 443 (1919). https://doi.org/10.1038/102443a0