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Mathematical Treasure: Two Manuscripts of Bhaskara's Lilavati

Author(s): 
Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

The following selections are from an 18th-century manuscript edition of the Lilavati by the Indian mathematician Bhaskara II (1114–1185).

The images above were obtained through the courtesy of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection, University of Pennsylvania Library, where it has reference number MS 390.

The image below shows leaves 24 and 26 in an undated manuscript containing several Sanskrit texts, including Lilavati, held by the Wellcome Collection, where it has reference number MS Oriental 229, and made available via a Creative Commons License (CC BY 4.0).

Leaves from an undated manuscript showing Lilavati.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Two Manuscripts of Bhaskara's Lilavati," Convergence (July 2018)

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