Hindu science

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  • Introduction: The most spectacularly successful of the sciences in Ancient and Mediaeval India was linguistics (Sanskrit, vyakarana, 'analysis' or 'veriformation'). Linguistics acted as a paradigm for the methodology and style of expression of other disciplines, especially in such fields as logic and philosophy, fulfilling the role which in the West was taken by mathematics and geometry. In the study of language India has made of her most lasting and important contributions to human knowledge.

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    Copyright © 1981 by Macmillan Press. Published and reprinted here by permission of Princeton University Press. This content may not be further reproduced in any form by digital or mechanical means without prior written permission of Princeton University Press.
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    • Wujastyk, D. (1982). Hindu science. In W. F. Bynum, Roy Porter and E. J. Browne (Eds.), Dictionary of the history of science. London: Macmillan.