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ERIC Number: EJ1102251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1871-1502
Indian Astronomy: The Missing Link in Eurocentric History of Astronomy
Haque, Shirin; Sharma, Deva
Cultural Studies of Science Education, v11 n2 p515-526 Jun 2016
A comprehensive history of Astronomy should show in reasonable chronological order, the contributions from wherever they arise in the world, once they are reliably documented. However, the authors note that consistently, the extremely rich contributions from Ancient Indian scholars like Aryabatha and Bhramagupta are omitted in Eurocentric education and syllabi. It is speculated whether religious underpinnings could have been responsible for its suppression in the past. An appeal is made to represent the history of Astronomy in Eurocentric versions, to be inclusive of Indian Astronomy as accurately and completely as possible in science education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India