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The Origin of Mālava Era
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
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Genre: History, Science & Technology
Language: English
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Jain astronomy provides an important link between Vedic astronomy and classical Hindu astronomy. Jain texts such as Jambudvipaprajnapti, Suryaprajnapti, and Chandraprajnapti have detailed information on the apparent motion of sun, moon, planets, and stars. In this book, important features of Jain astronomy have been discussed and compared with Vedic astronomy and classical Hindu astronomy. The principle behind the division of sky in nakshatras has been explained and the span of nakshatras in Jain astronomy has been calculated. Based on the changing position of sun in the background of stars during solstices and equinoxes, the date of the astronomical observations described in Jain texts has been estimated. It is proposed that the zero point of Jain astronomy as well as Malava era coincides with the yogatara of Ashwini, Hamal, being at vernal equinox in 702 BCE.

About the Author

Dr. Raja Ram Mohan Roy earned his undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA. He moved to Canada as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Raja has conducted research and development in the areas of Extractive Metallurgy and Materials Processing for over twenty-five years. He has co-authored 40 research papers that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and proceedings of international symposia. He has co-edited the book “Innovative Process Development in Metallurgical Industry.”
Raja has always had a fascination for ancient Indian civilization. He is the author of Vedic Physics: Scientific Origin of Hinduism, India before Alexander: A New Chronology, India after Alexander: The Age of Vikramādityas, India after Vikramāditya: The Melting Pot, Zero Points of Vedic Astronomy: Discovery of the Original Boundaries of Nakshatras, Zero Point of Jain Astronomy: The Origin of Malava Era, and An Alternative Timeline of Indian History: From Buddha and Mahavira to Bappa Rawal. Through his writings, Raja hopes to contribute towards the continuity and understanding of his civilization and, in the Indic tradition, repay the debt to his ancestors for their contributions and their sacrifices.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637545867
Publisher: Mount Meru publishing
Number of Pages: 160
Dimensions: 5.5"x8.5"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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