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Bibliography on jyotiSa


Contributed by Tim Cahill, Loyola University


Defouw, Hart and Robert Svoboda. Light on life: an introduction to the astrology of India. New Delhi: Penguin Books, 1996. Pp. xxv, 438. Includes bibliographical references (p. [420]-422) and index.

ISBN: 0140195076


Evans, Robert. "The Glance of Sani: Aspects of the Cult of Sanaiscara in Bengal." Paper presented at the Bengal Studies Conference, Oakland Unversity, 22 June 1980.


Friedman, Barry Steven.  Negotiating Destiny: The Astrologer and his Art in Bengali Cultural History.  Ph.D. dissertation, Univ. of Chicago, June, 1986.  [Pp. 349, including bibliography.]


Ghayasuddin: Varahamihira, In:  Indian Journal of History of Science 10,2 (Nov.1975), S. 139-152.


Inden, Ronald B.  "Kings and Omens."  Journal of Developing Societies 1 (1985), pp. 30-40.


Kar, Kalyan.  "The Stars in Our Lives."  The Economic Times (Calcutta), 11 September 1983, Sunday Magazine, p. 6.


Kaye, G. R.  "Hindu Astronomical Deities." Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal, n.s. 16 (1920), pp. 57-75.


Kemper, Steven.  "Sinhalese Astrology, South Asian Caste Systems, and the Notion of Individuality." Journal of Asian Studies 38 (May 1979), pp. 477-497.


Knipe, David M.: Softening the cruelty of God: In: FS V. N. Rao 1995, S. pp. 206-248.


Krishan, Y.: The astronomical revolution in India about A.D. 400 and its implications. In: Vishveshvaranand indological journal 15,2 (Sept.1977), S. 265-284.


Krishnamurthi, K. R.  Indian astronomers / K.R. Krishnamurthi ; gen. ed., N. Mahalingam. Madras : International Society for the Investigation of Ancient Civilizations, 1991.  Book  213 p. ; 17 cm.

Notes:  Lives and works of ancient classical authors of astronomy and astrology in India.


Lishk, Sajjan Singh; Sharma, S. D.: Season determination through the science of sciatherics in Jaina school of astronomy. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 12,1 (May 1977), S. 33-44.


McGee M. and Gary Tubb. [a good, detailed walk-through of the average pancang one can buy every year] Religious Studies Review


Minkowski, Christopher Z.: The Pandit as Public Intellectual In: The Pandit. Traditional Scholarship in India. Edited by Axel Michaels. New Delhi 2001, pp. 79-96


Minkowski, Christopher Z. "Astronomers and their Reasons." In: Journal of Indian philosophy  30 S. pp. 495-514.


Mitra, Debala.  "A Study of Some Graha-Images of India and Their Possible Bearing on the Nava-Devas of Cambodia."  Journal of the Asiatic Society 7 (1965), pp. 13-37.


Narlikar, J. V.: Four questions that history might answer. In:  Science, philosophy and culture 1 (1996), pp. 178-184.


Ojha, Gopesh Kumar.  Predictive Astrology of the Hindus. Bombay: D.B. Taraporevala Sons & Co., 1977. [Reprint: Asia Book Corp of Amer (June 1988) # ISBN-10: 0318363801  # ISBN-13: 978-0318363806]


Ojha, Gopesh Kumar: Why jyotisha is a vedanga. In: FS Chandrasekhara 1990, S. pp. 147-154.  [Mahamahopadhyaya Samanta Chandrasekhara commemorationvolume]


Padhye, K. A.  "The Anthropological Aspect of Astrology Among the Hindus." Journal of the Anthropological Society of Bombay 15 (1940), pp. 631-641.


Parpola, Asko: Astral proper names in India: In: Adyar Library Bulletin 53 (1989), S. 1-53.


Peterson, Indira Viswanathan.  "Science in the Tanquebar Mission Curriculum: Natural Theology and Indian Responses." In: Michael Bergunder (ed.), Missionsberichte aus Indien im 18. Jahrhundert, Halle (1999), pp. 175-219.


Pingree, David.  "Astronomy and Astrology in India and Iran."  ISIS 54 (June 1963), pp. 229-246.


Pingree, David. "History of Mathematical Astronomy in India." In: C. Gillespie (ed.), Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Vol. 15, New York, 1977, pp. 533-633.


Pingree, David. "Hellenophilia versus the History of Science." ISIS 83 (1992), pp. 554-563.


Pingree, David. "Mesopatamian and Greek Astronomy in India." In: Karin Preisendanz (ed.), Expanding and Merging Horizons: Contributions to South Asian and Cross-Cultural Studies in Commemoration of Wilhelm Halbfass, Wien: Verlag der sterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2007, pp. 41-50.


Plofker, Kim. [The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook] Victor J. Katz (ed.) forthcoming, Princeton University Press, 2007.


Pugh, Judy F.  "Person and Experience: The Astrological System of North India." Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago, 1980.


Pugh, Judy F.  "Astrological Counseling in Contemporary India." Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 7 (September 1983), pp. 279-299.


Pugh, Judy F.  "Concepts of Person and Situation in North Indian Counseling." Contributions to Asian Studies 18 (1984), pp. 85-105.


Pugh, Judy F. "Astrology and Fate." In: Karma: An Anthropological Inquiry. Ed. by Charles F. Keyes and E. Valentine Daniel. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983, pp. 131-146.


Razaullah Ansari, S. M.: The establishment of observatories and the

socio-economic conditions of scientific work in nineteenth century India. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 13,1 (May 1978), S. 62-71.


Roebuck, Valerie J.  The Circle of Stars: An Introduction to Indian Astrology (Paperback) Element Books (March 1992, pp. 178)

# ISBN-10: 1852303034    # ISBN-13: 978-1852303037


Sarma, Sreeramula Rajeswara.  "Sanskrit as Vehicle for Modern Science: Lancelot Wilkinson's Efforts in the 1830's" Studies in History of Medicine and Science 14 (N.S.) (1995-1996b), pp. 189-199.


Sircar, D. C.  "The Astrologer at the Village and the Court." Indian Historical Quarterly 28 (Dec. 1952), pp. 342-349.


Sivapriyananda, Swami.  Astrology and religion in Indian art.

New Delhi : Abhinav Publications, 1990.  [148 p.: ill.; 25 cm.]


Sullivan, Lawrence E.  "Astral Myths Rise Again: Interpreting Religious Astronomy." Criterion 22 (Winter, 1983), pp. 12-17.


Sundaramoorthy, G.: The contribution of the cult of sacrifice to the

development of Indian astronomy. In: Indian Journal of History of Science 9,1 (May 1974), S. 100-106.


Turstig, Hans-Georg.  Jyotisa: Das System Der Indischen Astrologie. Wiesbaden: Franz Steiner, 1980.


Claus Vogel: The Propitiation of the Planets in Indian Ritual and Allied Literature with Special Reference to Colours and Flowers" In: Konrad Klaus & Jens-Uwe Hartmann (eds): "Indica et Tibetica. Festschrift fur Michael Hahn, zum 65. Geburtstag von Freunden und Schulern uberreicht" (2007), pp. 587-606.


Yano, Michio: Knowledge of astronomy in Sanskrit texts of architecture In: Indo-Iranian Journal  29,1 (Jan.1986), S. 17-29.


Yano, Michio.: Calendar, Astrology, and Astronomy  (ch. 18)

In: The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism, ed. G. Flood, pp. 376-392 [Blackwell Publishing, 2003 (paperback, 2005)]


Young, Richard Fox. "Receding from Antiquity: Hindu Responses to Science and Christianity on the Margins of Empire, 1800-1850." In: Robert E. Frykenberg (ed.), Christians and Missionarie in India: Cross-Cultural Communications Since 1500 (2002), Grand Rapids, MI, pp. 183-222. [Young writes in 2007: "This was a sociocultural study in the history of astronomy (jyotihsastra), and of the dynamics of Copernicanization that led one particular community of learned pandits from Geocentrism to Heliocentrism, that is to say, to a revolutionary paradigm shift in the way the shape of the cosmos was to be envisioned." p. 84]


Young, Richard Fox. "Receding from Antiquity (II): Somanath Vyas and the Failure of the Second Sanskritization of Science in Malwa, ca. 1850." In: Karin Preisendanz (ed.), Expanding and Merging Horizons: Contributions to South Asian and Cross-Cultural Studies in Commemoration of Wilhelm Halbfass, Wien: Verlag der Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2007, pp. 83-98.




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