A Critical Edition of the Candrārkī of Dinakara

A Text Concerning Solar and Lunar Tables

  • Aditya Kolachana Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  • Clemency Montelle School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9113-2081
  • Jambugahapitiye Dhammaloka School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Keshav Melnad Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  • Mahesh K Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  • Pravesh Vyas Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi, India
  • Krishnamurthi Ramasubramanian Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  • M. S. Sriram Prof. K.V. Sarma Research Foundation, Chennai, India
  • Venketeswara Pai Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune, India

Abstract

A set of tables devoted to solar and lunar phenomena entitled the Candrārkī  was prepared in Sanskrit by the sixteenth-century Indian astronomer Dinakara.  Along with the tables, Dinakara composed a short accompanying text which instructed the user how to extract and manipulate the tabular data to construct their own calendar for any desired year and geographical circumstances.  The work proved to be popular.  Based on a small fraction of the extant manuscripts, we present a critical edition of the text together with a discussion of the challenges raised while preparing the edition.

Published
2018-08-14
How to Cite
Kolachana, A., Montelle, C., Dhammaloka, J., Melnad, K., K, M., Vyas, P., Ramasubramanian, K., Sriram, M. S., & Pai, V. (2018). A Critical Edition of the Candrārkī of Dinakara. History of Science in South Asia, 6, 127-161. https://doi.org/10.18732/hssa.v6i0.35
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