Science & Technology
Computing Science in Ancient India -
by T.R.N. Rao and Subhash Kak (Jan 1, 2000)
Not only the sign for zero, but also the binary number system,
the ideas of meta-rules, algebraic transformation, recursion,
hashing, mathematical logic, formal grammars, and high level language description arose first in India.
Indian mathematical science had already reached dizzying heights 2,500 years ago by the time of Panini and Pingala. This classic book of contributions by leading scholars in the world presents an overview of these seminal contributions to computer science.
It also includes chapters on models and computation in astronomy and cognitive science.