By Joydeep Sen
Masking the interval from the root of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the institution of the Indian organization for the Cultivation of technological know-how in 1876, Sen explores the connection among Indian astronomers and the colonial British.
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200–c. 400), while the introduction of geometric planetary models has been located in the period of Greek influence (c. 400–c. 15 Yet without the aid of such resources, the Orientalists in the late eighteenth century speculated upon a plethora of philosophical and practical possibilities in relation to knowledge about astronomy. It was possible, they thought, that Europeans still had much to learn about India’s scientific heritage and that Indians still had something exceptional to offer Europeans.
1830 29 vivendi between astronomy and astrology to be a consequence of foreign influence on Indian astronomy. Furthermore, European observers demonstrated awareness that astrology was not just about the sort of almanacs and horoscopes which modern science had come to reject, but also determining times. The encounter with time-telling instruments, used for short-term calculations of time, reflected some of the optimism that Orientalists briefly demonstrated with regards to the prospect of learning from Indian astronomy and local astronomers.
In addition, scholars considered the relationship between astronomy and astrology. Though there was no sense that astrology in India had any relevance to the practice of modern astronomy, there was notable fascination with instruments that were used in the service of astrology. There was also a debate about how much credence could be put in Indian chronological epochs. There was no single stance, but there was the suggestion that astronomers in India were making accurate observations as far back as 3102 bc.
Astronomy in India, 1784-1876 by Joydeep Sen