A Descriptive Catalogue of Indian Astronomical Instruments, by S. R. Sarma


I am happy to announce the completion of the online catalogue. This final version (http://srsarma.in/catalogue.php) supersedes all the earlier versions. In some  4300 pages, it contains 600 entries, introductory essays on each category of instruments and long extracts from two important Sanskrit texts, namely Mahendra Sūri’s Yantrarāja and Padmanābha’s Dhruvabhramādhikra, along with English translation. 

I wish to thank most sincerely all the museums and the private collectors who permitted me to study the instruments in their possession and the many friends and well-wishers across the globe who helped in various ways in the preparation of this catalogue.

S. R. Sarma

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