THE WIRE | MANJUL BHARGAVA | 01.19.2016
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Princeton University Mathematician and Fields Medallist Manjul Bhargava delivered a lecture at the Madras Sanskrit College , Chennai , on the connection between Sanskrit and Mathematics .
Bhargava touched upon ancient Indian contributions to advancing number theory and geometry , the importance of preserving their historic contexts , and what institutions like Sanskrit College can do to legitimize modern debates over India's claims to primacy .
" For those of you that are interested in Mathematics , I thought I would share with you some of the things I found in Sanskrit literature .
All these ancient Mathematical works are so beautiful and yet there are no translations available for the public .
Only somebody who knows Sanskrit and knows Mathematics in a modern way can appreciate these works !
That is a very tiny percentage of the population .
That is just not acceptable — when there is such beauty out there and only a tiny percentage of people can appreciate that . "
SOURCE | SATYAVEDISM.ORG