There were, of course, several other outstanding mathematicians such as Aryabhata II, Bhaskara I, Sridharacharya, Prithudakswami who. Bhaskara’s LILAVATI. Of the many scholars Bhaskaracharya or Bhaskara II ( C.E.) stands out as a teacher and poet. According to the. Lilavati. This story, like many other stories, may not be able to tell us Lilavati. Bhaskara was one of the best mathematicians on the face of.

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Under the able tutelage of his father and teacher Maheshwara a great astronomer, young Bhaskara mastered mathematics, astronomy, Panini Sanskrit grammar, and poetry.

Among these Lilavati stands out. The beauty of Lilavati is that Bhaskara has been able to distil mathematics into a poetry form with slokas or verses. This great mathematician was an excellent teacher as well, as the two examples below lilavatj.


The lover king of the elephants was leading three female elephants; [then], how many elephants were there in the flock? A famed astronomer and astrologer, Bhaskara foresaw that his daughter would not be married and live happily if she is not wedded at an auspicious moment.

To find the moment, he constructed a device — a cup with a small hole in its bottom that was placed in a vessel filled with water. The auspicious moment would be when the cup that would sink having slowly filled-up. Bhaskara then wrote Lilavati to console and detract his grief stricken daughter to whom he taught the mathematical techniques.

As the book demonstrates, Bhaskara though a masterful mathematician, was also a rasika as lialvati poetry indicates. He teaches his pupil to be mindful of her surroundings by formulating relevant contextual word problems in arithmetic, algebra and geometry — a clear expert in pedagogy.

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