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History of astronomy in India

History of astronomy in India

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Published by Indian National Science Academy in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • Astronomy -- India -- History,
    • Hindu astronomy

    • About the Edition

      Contributed articles.

      Edition Notes

      Statementeditors, S.N. Sen, K.S. Shukla.
      ContributionsSen, S. N. 1918-, Shukla, Kripa Shankar., National Commission for Compilation of History of Sciences in India.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQB18 .H57 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination525 p. :
      Number of Pages525
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2361904M
      LC Control Number86903399

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With the invasion of the Moghuls, astronomy in India stagnated for some time. In an effort to try to revive India's past glory in astronomy, Raja Jai Singh () sought to build new observatories.

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