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Subhash Kak

Subhash Kak

Subhash Kak is an Indian American computer scientist notable for his Indological publications on the history of science, the philosophy of science, ancient astronomy, and the history of mathematics.

The Big Scandal of Indology
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The Big Scandal of Indology

Subhash Kak- February 10, 2020

Almost all you have in academic textbooks about ancient India is either superficial, banal, half-truth or plain wrong. The understanding of earliest India offered by ... Read More

An Indian Classics Curriculum
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An Indian Classics Curriculum

Subhash Kak- August 10, 2019

An Indian-culture centered classics curriculum should be dedicated to universal values and principles and in addition to material on literature, philosophy, polity (arthaśāstra as well ... Read More

Indian Astronomy and the Yavanajātaka Date Fabrication
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Indian Astronomy and the Yavanajātaka Date Fabrication

Subhash Kak- July 9, 2019

I believe Mak calls the Pingree reconstruction a fabrication, which means the same as hoax, rather than a case of an incorrect reading, because Pingree ... Read More

On the Chronological Framework for Indian Culture- 3
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On the Chronological Framework for Indian Culture- 3

Subhash Kak- April 5, 2019

The notion of the yantra and the mythology of the goddess represent a mature stage in the evolution of Indian religious imagination. Their existence in ... Read More

On the Chronological Framework for Indian Culture- 2
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On the Chronological Framework for Indian Culture- 2

Subhash Kak- April 3, 2019

The evidence from the Puranas clearly indicates that there were at least one hundred kings in a genealogical succession before the Bharata battle. If an ... Read More

On the Chronological Framework for Indian Culture- 1
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On the Chronological Framework for Indian Culture- 1

Subhash Kak- March 26, 2019

Although the assumptions at the basis of the Aryan invasion theory were arbitrary and there was little supporting evidence, the reason this theory became popular ... Read More

Kaṇāda, Great Physicist and Sage of Antiquity
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Kaṇāda, Great Physicist and Sage of Antiquity

Subhash Kak- February 1, 2019

Kaṇāda, son of Ulūka, I am going to argue, is the greatest physicist of antiquity. He anticipated the laws of motion, and he attempted something ... Read More