Indian Knowledge system Notes


indian knowledge system notes

(IKS-6200) Indian Knowledge System

Unit I:

Genesis of the land, On the trail of the Lost River, Discovery of the Saraswatī River, The Saraswatī-Sindhu civilization, Traditional knowledge system, The introduction to Vedas, Main Schools of Philosophy (6+3), Ancient education system, The Takṣaśilā University, The Nālandā University, Alumni, Knowledge export from Bhārata.

Unit II: 

Art, Music, and Dance, Naṭarāja– A masterpiece of Bhāratīya Art, Literature, Life and works of Agastya, Lopāmudrā, Ghoṣā, Vālmīki, Patañjali, Vedavyāsa, Yājňavalkya, Gārgī, Maitreyī, Bodhāyana, Caraka, Suśruta, Jīvaka, Kaṇāda, Patañjali, Kauṭīlya, Pāṇini, Thiruvalluvar, Āryabhaṭa, Varāhamihira, Bhāskarācārya, Mādhavācārya.

Unit III: 

Engineering, science and technology in the Vedic Age, Post-Vedic period and Saraswatī-Sindhu civilization, Concept of matter, life and universe, BhāratīyaKāla-gaṇanā, Concepts of Zero, Pi and number system, Vedic Mathematics,Āyurveda, Astronomy in India, Agriculture in India, Water Management in India, Trades in Ancient India, Seals, Coins and Marine Technology.

Unit IV: 

Temple architecture in ancient India, Sculptures, Theatre, Drama and Martial arts traditions, Fairs and festivals, Yoga, Integrated approach to healthcare, Approaches and strategies to the protection and conservation of environment.

Suggested Books:
• Bhag Chand Chauhan, IKS: The Knowledge of Bharata, Garuda Prakashan, 2023.
• Pradeep Kohle et. Al. Pride of India- A Glimpse of India’s Scientific Heritage edited by Sanskrit
Bharati, 2006.
• Keshav Dev Verma, Vedic Physics, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2012.
• Suresh Soni, India’s Glorious Scientific Tradition, Ocean Books Pvt. Ltd., 2010.
• Sibaji Raha, et al, History of Science in India Volume-1, Part-I, Part-II, Volume VIII, National
Academy of Sciences, India and The Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, 2014.

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