Kshetraganitashastra, Kṣetragaṇitaśāstra, Kshetraganita-shastra: 2 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Kṣetragaṇitaśāstra can be transliterated into English as Ksetraganitasastra or Kshetraganitashastra, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Ganitashastra (Mathematics and Algebra)

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Source: archive.org: Science And Technology In Medievel India (Math)

Kṣetragaṇitaśāstra (क्षेत्रगणितशास्त्र) is a Sanskrit mathematical treatise dealing with the art of measuring lands, containing well-defined and established technical terms wanted for practical use in the Tamil language.—The work is mentioned in A. Rahman’s Science and Technology in Medievel India: A bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian.—Ancient and medieval India produced a wide range of scientific manuscripts [e.g., the Kṣetragaṇitaśāstra] and major contributions lie in the field of medicine, astronomy and mathematics, besides covering encyclopedic glossaries and technical dictionaries.

Source book references:

Taylor [Taylor, W.] — p. 347, XIII. 1671, 1-130.

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Ganitashastra (शिल्पशास्त्र, gaṇitaśāstra) refers to the ancient Indian science of mathematics, algebra, number theory, arithmetic, etc. Closely allied with astronomy, both were commonly taught and studied in universities, even since the 1st millennium BCE. Ganita-shastra also includes ritualistic math-books such as the Shulba-sutras.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Aufrecht Catalogus Catalogorum

Kṣetragaṇitaśāstra (क्षेत्रगणितशास्त्र) as mentioned in Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum:—land-surveying. Taylor. 1, 347.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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