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Science From India Returned Millennia Later As “Western Discoveries”: ISRO Chief

India was a data society since Vedic occasions involving maths, medication, metaphysics, and so forth, he mentioned

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh:

India was a data society since Vedic occasions involving Maths, medication, metaphysics, astronomy and so forth written in Sanskrit, however all such studying got here again to the nation a number of thousand years later as “discoveries by Western scientists”, Indian House Analysis Organisation chairman S Somnath has mentioned.

Addressing the fourth convocation ceremony of the Maharishi Panini Sanskrit and Vedic College right here on Wednesday, Mr Somnath mentioned Sanskrit was some of the historical languages of the world with its repertoire together with poetry, logic, grammar, philosophy, science, know-how, maths and different allied topics.

“Surya Sidhanta, the very first guide I got here throughout in Sanskrit talks concerning the area I’m conversant in. This guide particularly talks about photo voltaic system, how planets transfer across the solar, periodicity of this motion, timescales and so forth,” he mentioned.

“All this information travelled from right here, reached the Arabs, then went to Europe and 1000’s of years later got here again to us as discoveries of nice Western scientists. Nonetheless, all this information was written right here on this language Sanskrit,” Mr Somnath asserted.

The imprint of the contribution of scientists that was expressed in Sanskrit down the ages in fields like astronomy, atmospheric sciences, organic sciences, medication, physics, aeronautics can been seen by way of the journey of Indian tradition, the ISRO chief added.

The purpose is this information had not been full exploited or researched, he mentioned, including that inviting individuals like him to speak about science and Sanskrit will assist the organisers to take the following step of exhibiting that Sanskrit can be utilized to simply convey scientific thought and the method of science.

Ideas like ‘shunya‘ (zero) in addition to infinity had been found by historical sages, whereas Algebra, the Pythagoras Theorem had been expressed exactly and in poetic type (in Sanskrit), he mentioned.

“Many different ideas like that of vimana, structure, the idea of time, the construction of the universe, the way it developed and grew, metallurgy, chemical applied sciences, medication therapy, languages, the construction of grammar, shastras like Nyaya, sangeet, spirituality, Yoga have been expressed fantastically in Sanskrit,” he mentioned.

The issue confronted by scientists of the time was that Sanskrit was expressed extra in ‘shruti’ (sound) that in written kind, which additionally made the language extra stunning to pay attention that many different languages, Mr Somnath mentioned.

“That is why it survived. At this time you do not want that shruti construction, which is the great thing about this language as it’s a system primarily based and logical primarily based language. We scientists love this type of language, which is rule primarily based, syntax primarily based, one thing which fits the pc language,” he mentioned.

These working within the fields of Synthetic Intelligence, machine studying love Sanskrit and there’s a lot of analysis underway to see how it may be used for computing and pure language processing, the ISRO chief mentioned.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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