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Ancient Period


  1. P. Ray & Gupta, Caraka Samhita: A Scientific Synopsis, 1961-63. Published by INSA, 1965. Reprinted 1980.
  1. S.N. Sen, A.K. Bag & S. R. Sarma, A Bibliography of Sanskrit Works on Astronomy and Mathematics, 1961-64. Published by INSA, 1966.
  1. H.D. Sankalia, Some Aspects of Prehistoric Technology in India, 1968-69. Published by INSA, New Delhi, 1970.
  1. P.Ray H.N. Gupta & Mira Roy, Susruta Samhita: A Scientific Synopsis, 1969-71. Published by INSA, 1980. Reprinted 1993.
  1. Bina Chatterjee, Sisyadhivrddhidatantra  of Lalla (critical edition with Commentary of Mallikarjuna Suri), 1969-71. Published by INSA, 1981.
  1. Bina Chatterjee, Sisyadhivrddhidatantra of Lalla (English translation with mathematical notes.) 1969-71. Published by INSA, 1981.
  1. S.N. Sen & A.K. Bag, The Sulba-Sutras of Baudhayana, Apastamba, Katyayana and Manava (with English translation and commentary), 1969-71. Published by INSA, 1983.
  1. S.N. Sen & Mamata Chaudhuri, Ancient glass in India, 1968-71. Published by INSA, 1985.
  1. K.V. Sarma, Aryabhatiya of Aryabhata (critical edition with English translation and notes), 1974-76. Published by INSA, 1976, on the occasion of the 1500th Brith Anniversary Celebration of Aryabhata.
  1. K.V. Sarma, Aryabhatiya of Aryabhata (with commentary of Suryadeva Yajvan, critical edition), 1974-76. Published by INSA, 1976,on the occasion of the 1500th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Aryabhata.
  1. K.S. Shukla, Aryabhata of Aryabhata (with commentary of Bhaskara I and Somesvara, critical edition), 1974-76. Published by INSA, 1976,on the occasion of the 1500th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Aryabhata.
  1. R.N. Rai, Aryabhatiya (with Hindi translation and notes), 1975-76. Published by INSA, 1976, on the occasion of the 1500th Birth Anniversary Celebration of Aryabhata.
  1. K.S. Shukla, Vatesvara Siddhanta, Sankrit Text (Vol.I), 1980-83. Published by INSA, 1986.
  1. K.S. Shukla, Vatesvara Siddhanta, English translation with notes (Vol.II), 1980-83. Published by INSA, 1986.
  1. A.N. Singh & R.S. Singh, “A Critical Study of Flora of Kautilya Arthasastra,” 1980-83. A.N. Singh obtained PhD on the project from the Department of Rasashastra, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University.
  1. S.D.A. Joga Rao & S. Ramaiah, “Interaction between Science and Society in Acient India with special reference to Caraka and Susruta Samhita,” 1980-83. S.D.A. Joga Rao obtained PhD on the project from the Department of Philosophy, Andhra University.
  1. George Abraham & T.S. Kuppanna Sastry,” Relation of Babylonian and Indian Mathmethical,” 1980-82. Report submitted.
  1. Mamata Chandhuri & H.C. Hazra,” Scientific Information in Puranas,” 1980-83. Report submitted.
  1. S. Sundra Rajan, “ Bibliography of Snakrit Works in Biological Sciences,” 1980-82. Discontinued.
  1. K.V. Sarma, “ A Critical Edition and Study of Brhat Samhita of Varahamihira with the commentary Utpala Parimala of Yogi,” 1980-83. Report submitted.
  1. V.D. Vyas & R.S. Singh, “ Acritical Study of Flora in Astadhyayi of Panini,” 1980-83. V.D. Vyas obtained PhD on the project from the Department of Rasashastra, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University.
  1. A.S. Ramanathan, “Weather Science from the vedic Period upto 12th Century,” 1983-86. Report submitted. Following publications appeared in the IJHS:

    (i)  “Contribution to Weather Science in Ancient India I : The Yajna Concept of the
    Aryans,” 21.1 (1986) 7-14.
    (ii)  “Contribution to Weather Science in Ancient India II : Indra in Rgveda,” 21.1 (1986) 15-21.
    (iii) “Contribution to Weather Science in Ancient India III : A Conceptual Model of the Rainfall Process (Vedic period),” 22.1 (1987) 1-6.
    (iv)“Contribution to Weather Science in Ancient India IV : A Conceptual Model of the
    Rainfall Process (Post Vedic Period),” 22.1 (1987)7-14.
    (v) “Contribution to Weather Science in Ancient India V : Principles of Forecasting Rainfall in Ancient India (Long Rang),” 22.3 (1987)175-90.
    (vi)“Contribution to Weather Science in Ancient India VI : Principles of Forecasting Rainfall in Ancient India (Short and Medium Range),” 22.3 (1987) 191-97.
    (vii) “Contribution to Weather Science in Ancient India VII: A Scientific Assessment of the Rules of Rainfall Forecasting Practiced in Ancient India,” 22.3 (1987) 198-204.
    (viii) “Contribution to Weather Science in Ancient India VIII: Observation and Measurement of Meteorological Parameters in Ancient India,” 22.4 (1987) 277-85.
  1. Srinarayan Tiwari & R.S. Singh, “ A Critical Study of Flora and other Botanical Notices in the Vedic Period, “ 1983-86. Report submitted.
  1. Santosh Saran & H.C. Bhardwaj, “ Science and Technology during Gupta Period,” 1983-86. Santosh obtained PhD on the project from the Department of Ancient History, Culture & Archaeology, Banaras Hindu University. Report Published.
  1. G.N. Chaturvedi,” A Critical study of Madhava Nidana,”  1983-84. Discontinued due to the demise of the investigator.
  1. P.V. Sharma, “A Critical Edition with a commentary of Cakradatta – Ratnaprabha:  Cakrapani’s Works on Medicine,” 1983-86. Report published by Jay Ramdas Trust, Jaipur, 1993.
  1. A.N. Singh & R.S. Singh, “Dye and Dye Plants in India (based on Sankrit Sources),” 1983-86. Report not submitted.
  1. L.C. Jain, “Labdhisara of Nemicandra Siddhanta Cakravarti,”  1984-86 Report submitted. Published part I, by the SSMK Jain Trust, Katni M.P. 1994.
  1. T.S. Kuppanna Sastry, “ Text with English translation and notes of Vedanga Jyotisa of Lagadha in its Rk and Yajus Recensions,” 1984-85. Published by INSA, 1985.
  1. R.C. Gupta,” Transmission of Scientific Ideas (Mathmethics/Astronomy) in India and Abroad during Ancient Time,” 1985-88. Report not submitted.

  2. R.S. Singh, “A Critical Edition of Dhanvantari Nighantu,”  1985-88 Discontinued.
  1. N.R. Banerjee, “A Survey of Metals and Metallurgy in India,” 1986-88 Discontinued.
  1. B.V. Subbarayappa, “ Rasahrdaya Tantra, critical with English translation, “1986-88. Report published in the IJHS 32. 1-2 (1997) supplement.
  1. B.V. Subbarayappa, “A Source Book on Chemical Practices, with English translation and notes,” 1986-88. Report submitted.
  1. H.C. Bharadwaj & Vijay Lakshmi Sharma, “Tools, Appliances and Equipments in Ancient India,” 1986-88. Report published by Shilpi Published, Allahabad, 1997, under the title Technology, Tools and Appliances (A Study based on Archoeological Finds).
  1. P.V. Sharma (ed.), History of Medicine in India, 1987-89. Special monograph published by INSA, 1992.
  1. A.K. Biswas, “Minerals and Metals in Ancient India upto 1200 A.D. from Sankrit Literature and other Sources,” 1987-90. Report published by D.K. Print world, New Delhi, 1996 (in two volumes).
  1. K.S. Shukla, “ A Critical Study of Laghumanasa of Manjula,” 1987-90. Report published by INSA, 1990.
  1. S.N. Sen, “Study of Scientific Concepts in Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jaina Literature in Ancient India,” 1988-90. Report submitted.
  1. K.T. Achya, “Indian Food,” 1988-90. Report published by Oxford University Press, 1990, under the title The Compendium of Indian Food. Publications in the IJHS:
    1. (i)                  “Alcoholic Fermentation and its Products in Ancient India, “26.2 (1991) 123-29.
    2. (ii)                “Indian Oil Press (Ghani), “27.1 (1992) 5-13.”

A book entitled Ghani-The traditional Oil-mill of India was also published by Olearius Editions, USA, 1993.


  1. A.K. Mishra, “Ancient Indian Animal husbandry and Agraian Relation in Ancient India, “1988. Did not commerce.
  1. Sibdas Chaudhuri, “Scientific Information in the Inscription inscribed in Sankrit, Pali and Prakrit Language, “1988-89. Report submitted.
  1. P.V. Tewari, “A Critical Study of Kasyapa Samhita (Vrdha fivaka Tanka) English translation, Varansi 1996.
  1. P.V. Sharma, “Text with English translation of the Cakradatta, “ 1989-91. Report published by Chaukhambha Orientalia, Varanasi and Delhi, 1994.
  1. L.C. Jain, “The Pratara Ratnavali of Muni Ratnacandra (English translation with notes), “1989-90. Report submitted.
  1. N.N. Sircar, “Viksayurveda of Parasara with English translation and notes, “1989-91. Report published by Sri Satguru Publications, Delhi, 1994.
  1. B.N. Mukherjee, “Preparation of Historical Atlas in India – Saka- Kusana Age,” 1990-93. Report not submitted.
  1. George Abraham, “Astronomical Parameters,” 1990-93. Report Submitted. Publication in the IJHS:
    1. (i)                  “Mean Sun and Moon in the Ancient-Greek and Indian Astronomy,” 26.4 (1991) 383-87.
  1. Bhagwan Dash, “Restoration of Amrta Astanga Hrdaya Guhyopadesa Tantra, A lost Ayurvedic Text, “1990-95. Report published by Sri Satguru Publications, Delhi, 1995 (in 4 parts).
  1. Mahadev Dutta, “Mathematical Models in Bijaganita of Bhaskaracarya II,” 1991-93. Report submitted.
  1. Manobendu Banerjee, “ The Technique of Architecture as revealed in Puranas,” 1992-96. Report not submitted. Publication in the IJHS:
    1. (i)                  “Sankrit Vastu Works on Soil Testing, “31.3 (1996) 259-68.


  1.  L., C. Jain, “Mathematical Contents in Digambara Jaina Texts of Karanauyoga Group, “1994-95. Report submitted. Publications in the IJHS:
    1. (i)                  “Constant-set (Dhruva Rasi) Technique in Jaina School of Astronomy’ 28.4 (1993) 303-308.
    2. (ii)                “The Method for finding out the Number of Moons and their Families in the Tiloyapannatti,” 30.1 (1995) 57-70.
    3. (iii)               “Certain special Features of the ancient Jaina Calendar,” 30.2-4 (1995) 1.3-131.
  1. A.K. Jha, “Numismatics and Technology for Coin Making in India,” 1992-97. Report submitted.
  1. Mamata Chaudhuri, “History of Textile & Weaving Technology,” 1992-95. Did not commerce the project.
  1. Adhir Chakraborty, “Technical Terms related to Ecology, Climatology, Agriculture, Minerology in Inscriptions (AD 600-1250), “ 1992-93. Discontinued due to the demise of the investigator.
  1. A.N. Sharma, “A Critical Evaluation of Susruta’s Contribution to Surgery, “1992-94. Report submitted.
  1. Lallanji Gopal, “History of Agriculture Sciences in India,”1992-93. Discontinued due to the demise of the investigator.
  1. S. Balachandra Rao, “A Comparative Study of Indian Astrophysical System Vis-à-vis Modern System in Computation of plants.” 1993-96. Report submitted. Published Ancient Indian Astronomy: Planetary Positions and Ecipses, B.R. publishing Corporation, Delhi, 2000.
  1. Kamal Kumar Jain, “Ancient Indian Building Technology (from Chalcolithic period to Gupta period),” 1994-95. Did not commence.
  1. N.L. Jain, “Translation of Chapter 2-5 of Akalanka’s Commentary on Umasvati’s Aphoristic Treatise on Jaina System of Philosophy,” 1994-95. Report submitted.
  1. Jayantee Bhattacharya, “English translation of Hastyayurveda of palakapya,” 1995-95. Discontinued.
  1. Sushma Zadoo, “English translation of Brahmasphutasiddhanta of Brahmagupta, with critical notes, analysis and intoduction,” 1993-94. Discontinued.
  1. B. Sasisekaran, Iron Metallurgy and Industry in Ancient Tamil Nadu,”1994-98. Report submitted. Publication in the IJHS:
    (i)(with A. Raghunatha Rao), “Guntur – An Iron Age Industrial Centre in Dharampuri District,” 32.4 (1997) 347-59.
  1. P.K. Mukhopadhyaya, “Indian Science – A Logical Historical Study of some Physical and Mathematical Concepts in Indian Tradition,” 1994-96. Report submitted.
  1. George Abraham, “Ancient Star Catalogue, “ 1994-96. Completed. Report not submitted. Publication in the IJHS:
    1. (i) “Ancient and Medical Star Catalogue,” 32.1 (1997) 47-52.
  1. A.K. Bag, “Critical Assessment of Suryasiddhanta with the help of the Commentaries and other Contemporary Siddhantas,” 2000.
  1. K.V. Sarma, “Inventory of Oriental Institute,” 1994-94. Report submitted. Publication in the IJHS:
    1. (i)                  “In Quest of Early Manusripts / Collections dealing with Science Technology in India,”32.2 (1997) 161-72.
  1. R.N. Singh, “English Translation of Dhanvantari Nighantu,” 1995-98. Report not submitted.
  1. S.Y. Wakankar, “English Translation of a book Hindu Silpa Sastra-Par I Prastavana Khanda, “ 1995-96. Report not submitted.
  1. K.D. Abhyankar, New Light on Pre-Siddhantic Astronomy, “1995-98. Report submitted. Publication in the IJHS:
    1. (i)                  “Misidenfication of some Naksatras,”26.1 (1991) 1-10.
    2. (ii)                “A Search for the earliest Vedic calendar,” 28.1 (1993) 1-14.
    3. (iii)               (with G.M. Ballabh) “Kaliyuga, Saptasrsi, Yudhisthira and Laukik Era,” 31.1 (1996) 19-34.

71. N.L Jain, “ English Translation of Chapter 1,6 and 9 of Akalanka’s commentary on  Aphoristic text Tattavartha Sutra       ,”1995-97 .Reports submitted

  1. D.P.Agrawal , “Ancient Metal Technoly  in India , Thailand and Japan ,”1996-2000 .Reports published  by Aryan Book International , Delhi 2000
  1. K.V.Raman ,  “Glossary of  Scientific  and  Technolycal terms tamil inscription (900-1300AD),”1996-99.Report submitted.
  1. M.R.Adhikari ,” Work on some eminent  mathematicians with special reference

To Madhava’s work ,” 1996-99.Report awaited. Publication in the IJHS.

    1. (i)                  (With A Mukhopadhaya)”The concept of cyclic quadrilaterals and its Origin and development in India,” 32.1(1997)53-68.
  1. S.K. Kalra &G.C Prasad,” Re-evalution of ancient Veterinary Science literature on equine,” 1996-97.Discontinued. Publication in IJHS:

(i)” modern veterinary Science litrature to the Growth of relevant knowledge in Ancient India.”22.2(1987)141-147.


  1. Jyotir  Mitra ,”Bhela Samhita –An English translation  with Notes,”1996-99.Report awaited.
  1. A.N Sharma,” The concept of marma,”1996-99.Report submitted .
  1. Nisar Ahmed,” Early Indian coins; Investigation of chemical composition,”1996-97.Report not submitted.
  1. J.V.Narlikar ,”Search for historical reference of sighting Crab Supernova of 1054AD,”1997-99.Report submitted.
  1. N.L.Jain ,”Subjectwise Classification of content of prakrit canonical texts upto 5th cent .AD with English traslation .”1997-2000.Report awaited.
  1. S.M.Bhave ,”The scientific method in Indian thought ,”1997-99.Report submitted.
  1. A.M.Shastri,”Varahamihira and Indian science (Non-astronomical),”1997-99.Report awaited.
  1.  Sunil Behari Sen Sharma,”Kautilya’s arthasastra in the light of  Modern Science and Technology,”1997-99.Report Published as a book.
  1. K.Rajan,”Tradetional methods and  present status of the bead making and pearl chank diving in Tamil Nadu,”1997-99.Report submitted.
  1. Ashok Majumdar,”Pulse Examination in ayurveda,”1998-2000.Reported submitted.
  1. K.P.Shukla,”Psychiatryin Brhat Trayi,”1998-2000.Report submitted
  1. S.R.Sarma ,”A Descriptive catalogue of Indian astronomical and time Mesuring Instrument,”1998-.On-going.Publication in the IJHS:

(i)”Yantraraja  :The Astrolabe in Sanskrit,”34.2(1999)145-58.

(ii)”Katapayadi Notation on a Sanskrit astrolabe,”34.4(1999)273-87.

(iii)”Sultan ,Suri and the astrolabe ,”35.2(2000)129-47.

(iv)”A Brief introduction to the astronomical instruments preserved in khuda bakhsh Library,Patna,”Khuda Bakhsh Library Journal,No.118(December 1999)1-10.

  1. K.V Sharma ,”Science Manuscripts in Sanskrit: Method for their study and Critical Edition ,”1998-2000.Report awaited.Publication in the IJHS.
  1. S.K.Chatterjee,”History of  Indian Calendrical Sytem-Panchanga,”1999-.On going.Publication in the IJHS:

(i)”2000AD A leap year,”33.4(1998)299-300.

Gautam  Sengupta,”History of Pottery in Eastern India,”1999-.On going.

Mridula Sahai,”Scientific Survey of importance of lac in Ancient India,”2000-2002.Report submitted.

K.V.Raman ,”Glossary of Scientific and Tecnological Terms from Tamil literature upto 1300AD,”2000-.On- going.

  1. N..Athiyaman,’History of Anchor Technology in India ,”2000-.On-going.

Medieval Period
  1. M.A.Alvi&A.Rahman ,Fatullah Shirazi-A Sixteenth Century Indian Scientist.1964-67.Published by INSA,1968.
  1. M.A.Alvi&A. Rahman,Jahangir,the Naturalist,1964-67. Published by INSA,1968.
  1. A.Rahman, M.A. Alvi, S.A. Khan Ghori & K.V. Sambamurthy , Science and Technology in Medieval India , -A Bibliography of Source Materials inm Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian, 1964-70.Published by INSA,1982
  1. S.A. Khan, A Bibliography of the Works of Abu’l Raihan Al-Biruni, 1968-70. Published by INSA,1982.
  1. Mira Roy and B.V.Subbarayappa, Rasarnavakalpa, edited and translated into English. 1972-75. Published by INSA,1976. Reprinted 1993.
  1. B.V.Subbarayappa  (ed), Scientific & Technical Exchange between India and Central Asia in Medieval Period,1980-84.Published by INSA,1985.
  1. H.K.Naqvi,”Different Coloring Agents and their Appilication in Dyeing,Printing and Painting,”1980-83.Report submitted.Publication in the IJHS:

(i)”Color Making and Dyeing of Cotton Textiles in Medieval Hindustan,” 15.1(1980)58-70. 

  1. Rifat Ara & Maqbool Ahamed,”Handicraft of Kashmir . Papier-Mache,”1980-83.Rifat Ara obtained M.Phil degree on the project under the supervision  of Prof.Ahmad from Kashmir University.
  1. 9.      R.R.Sundariyal & V.K.Verma ,”Investigation in Medieval  Mining and Metallurgical Technique and Future Prospect in Garhwal on the basis of the old Metal Work,”1980-83.PhD work carried out by R.R.Sundariyal.Report not submitted.
  2. 10.   S.M.R.Ansari & S.A.KhanGhori,”A Comperative Study of the Astronomical instrument of Maharaja Jai Singh and the central and West Asian School of Astronomy,”1981-83.Report not submitted.
  3. 11.  Shailender singh  Bisht & C.Prasad,”Study in the geological aspects of the Medieval land use in Garhwal Region,”1981-83.PhDwork carried out by S.S Bisht under Dr.prasad,Department of Geology, Srinagar ,Garhwal. Report not submitted.
  4. 12.  S.P.Raychaudhari & J.K.Maheswari,”Plant Grafting Techniques in the Madieval Period,”1981-83.Discountinue.
  5. 13.  D.Joshi,”A project on Rasratna Sammuccaya,”1981-83.Report published in the IJHS as supplement .
  6. 14.  K.V.Samba Murthy ,”A Bibliography of Secondary Source Materials on the  Science  of India ,Vol.1,”1981-83.Report submitted .
  7. 15.  V.J.Deshpande , Kamal Sheel & S.K. Trehan ,”Transmisson of Scientific Ideas and Techniques,”1982-85,Report submitted Published in the IJHS:

(i)”Medieval Trasmission of Alchemical and Chemical Ideas between India and China ,”22.1(1987)15-28.

16.  S.A.H.Rizvi &W.G.Abdi,” bahal-Din Amuli’s Khulasat al-Hisab Translation  with introduction and notes,”1983-86.Report submitted.

17.  Indian and Soviet Scholars (Editor),Interaction between Indian and Soviet CentralAsian Science and Technology in Medieval Times,Two volume,198386,PublishedbyINSA,1990.Russian version published by USSR Academy of Science.

      18.  S.P.Raychudhari & M.Mazumdar,”Study of the Development of Agricalture  Science in the Medieval               Period,”1983-86.Report submitted.Publication in the IJHS:

    1. (i)                 “Risala Dar falahat" (A Persian Manuscipt on Agriculture and Horticulture) 19.4(1984)341-360.

19.H.K.Naqvi ,” Technique of Textile Crafts in the 13-18th Century ,” 1984-                                                         

            86. Reported submitted.Publication in the IJHS.

(i)”Some Varieties of Indian Silken Stuffs in Persian Sources ,C.1200-


  20.S.M.R.Ansari,”A Critical Edition of Zij-I-Muhammad Shahi,” 1984-88.Report not submitted.

  21.B.V.Subbarayappa,”Bibliography of Science & Technology in Kannada Language ,”1986-88. Report not submitted.

  22.  Jawed Ashraf,”Antiquity of selected Latin America Plants in India in the Pre-Colonial Period ,”1986-89.Report not submitted.

  23.  A.Rahman ,”Science Atlas,”1986-89.Report submitted.

  24.  D.Joshi,’Sarangadhara Samhita, text and its traslation in English along with a comprehensive introduction of the scope of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics,” 1987-88.Did not commence the Project.

  25.  S.Maqbul Ahmad,”Analysis of  some Persian Geographical Works produced in India during the Middle ages,”1987-88.Report submitted.

  1. 26.  M.S Rangachari, K. V. Sarma & P. G Nambiar, “Editon and Translation of Sadratnamala,”1988-89. Discontinued.
  2. 27.  M.S. Khan, “Ali Bin Raban at-Tabari: A 9th century Arab Physician on Ayurveda, “ 1988-89. Discontinued.
  3. 28.  Nirmal Saxena, “A Critical Study of Yogaratnakara,” 1988-90. Report published by Chaukhambha Orentalia, Varanasi, 1995. Publication in the IJHS:
    1. (1)     “Yogaratnakara: An important Source Book in Medicine, 27.1(1992) 15-29.
  4. 29.  R.L. Verma, “Unani Medicine in India- Hakims and Hospitals,” 1989-90.Discontinued.

30. Vijaya Jayanta Deshpande, “A Critical Study of Sanskrit Alchemical Text Rasopanisad,”1990-93. Report submitted. Publication in the IJHS:

      1. (i)                  Vangastambhanasodhana- A Chapter on Metallurgy of Tin in Sanskrit         Alchemical Text Rasopanisad, “27.2 (1992) 121-31.
      2. (ii)                “Sulbarakalikacchedah: Medieval Methods for Cleansing Metal Surfaces and Removing Tarnishes,” 29.2 (1997) 315-28.

31.  L. V. Guru, “Critical Edition of the Bhava Prakasa with English translation,” 1990-93. Discontinued

32. K.N. Pandita, “Evolution of Kashmir Shawl craft and design, based on Persian sources,” 1990-92. Report submitted.

33. S.K.Misra,’The Temple of Orissa- A Historical Documentation of its structural Engineering Aspects,” 1991-92. Did not commence the project.

34. Baldeo Sahai,’ Shipping and Ship Building in India – Medieval Period,” 1991-93. Report published by Publication Division, New Delhi, 1996, under the title Indian Shipping: Historical Survey.

35. A.K.Biswas,” Minerals and Metals in Pre-Modern period (1200-1900 AD),” 1991-94. Report Under Print. Publication in the IJHS:

  1. (i)                  “Gem minerals in pre-Modern India,”29.3 (1994) 389-420.
  2. (ii)                “Non-Gem Minerals in Pre-modern India,” 29.3 (1994) 421-463.
  3. (iii)               "Iron and steel in Pre-modern India,”29.4 (1994) 579-610.

36.M.A. Alvi,”The Process of Modernization of Indian Science (17-18 century),” 1991-94. Report not submited.

37.S.Zafar Mahmud,”The Physical Sciences in Medieval India,” 1991.Discontinued.

38.K.S.Shukla,”Eclipses and Occultation in India Astromy,” 1991-92.Discontinued due to the illness of the investigator.

39. M.S.Khan ,”Arabic Source Materials for the History of Science in India,” 1992-93.Discontinued.

40. R.K. Kochhar,”Analysis of selected astro-mathematical manuscript in Persian at Salarjung Museum,”1992-93. Discontined.

41. Nirmal Saxena,”English Translation of Vaidya jivana of Lolimbaraja,1993-96. Report submitted. Publication in the IJHS:

  1. (i)                  “Lolimbaraja and his contribution to Medicine,’ 32.4 (1997) 361-367.

42. V.S. Narasimhan,”Translation with Critical notes in English of Nilakantha Somayaji's Tantra Sangraha,”1993-95. Report Published in the IJHS as Supplement. 33.1-2-3(1998),34.4(1999).

43. Raju Poundurai,” Granery Architecture of Medieval South India,”1994.Did not commence.

44. G.D. Singhal,”Bhaskara Bhatta’s Sarira Padmini,”1990-94, Discontinued due to the demise of investigator.

45. D. Joshi,’Rasa Prakasa Sudhakara,critical study,edition and translation, 1994-97.Report submitted.

46 S.C.Sankhyadhar,’EnglishTranslation and Critical commentary on Raja Nighantu,”1994-97. Report submitted.

47. Zillur Rahman,”Hakim Ali Gilani’s commentary on Ibn  Sina’s Al-Quanum,”1994. Discontinued.

48. Noorul Hasan Khan,S.M.R.Ansari & S.A Khan Ghori,”Descriptive Catalogue of Arabic Persion Mansucript sources in Sciences,”1995-98. Report submitted.

49. K.VSeth & S.andhre,’Catalaogue of Manuscripts on History of science from the collection of  L.D. Institute of Indology,’Ahmedabad, 1996-98.Report not submitted.

50. S.Andhare,”The Science and Art of Calligraphy and Painting (excluding Islamic),” 1996-98. Report submitted.

51. R.J.Vasavada,”Some Aspects of Traditional Utilitarian Architecture,” 1996-99. Completed. Report awaited.

52. Bakul Jani,’a Critical Scientific Analysis of Select Maru-gurjara Architecture,’1996-99. Report awaited.

53. Nirmal Saxena,”English Translation of Camatkara Cintamani,’1996-99. Report  submitted.

54. P.Ramachandra Rao,” The Study of Various Materials described in Ansubodhini of Maharsi Bharadvaja,” 1997-99. Report submitted. Publication in the IJHS.

(i)                  (With N.G. Dongre and S.K. Malviya) “Prakasa Stambhanabhida Lauha of Maharsi Bharadvaja (a novel transparent material of range 5000 to 1400cm-1),”33.4 (1998) 270-80.

55. G.V. Rajamanickam, The Traditional Naval Archteciture and Impact of European Influence (16-18th Century A.D.),” 1997-99. Report awaited. Publication in the IJHS.

  1. (i)                  (With A.P. Greeshmalatha) “Kattamaram in South Kerala: A Study of Constructional Techniques,” 30. 2-4 (1995) 87-102.
  2. (ii)                “Traditional Sea Knowledge Prevailing among Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar Island. “32.1 (1997) 29-46.

56. K.S. Mathew, “Navigation Influence Traditional Shipping,” 1997-99. Report awaited. Publication in the IJHS:

  1. (i)                  “The Portuguese and the Study of Medicinal Plants in India in the Sixteenth Century,” 32.4 (1997) 369-76.

57. N.G. Bandyopadhya, “ Kaiyadeva Nighantu, English Translation with Scientific Commentary,” 1997-98. Report not submitted.

58. S.Balachandra Rao ,” Critical Study of Karanakutuhalam and Grahalaghava with English Translation,”1998-2001.Report submitted.

59. C.K.Raju,”Madhav and the Origin of Calculus,”1998-2002. Report awaited

60. Ashok Kumar Das,”Jade and other Hard Stone carving in mughal India : A Study, of Techniques and Art History,” 1998-2000. Report awaited.

61. S.Vadarachari Veeravalli,”An Engineering Study of  Tank/Anicut Irrigation system,”1999-2002. Completed.

  1. (i)                  (With Sandeep Garg & Sunil R.Kale) “Dams- An Engineering Analysis of Alternative,”34.4 (1999) 289-315.

62. S.Jabiz Raza,”Science & Techonolgy in Sirat-e-Firoze Shahi,”1999-2000. Report awaited.

63. Mohd.Arif,”Devlopement of Medical Science in Medieval India,”1999-2002. Report awaited.

64. Nirmal Saxena,”English Translation of Vangasena’s Cikitsasarasamgraha,”2000-2003. Report submitted.

65. M.S.Sriram,”A Critical Study of Tantrasamgraha by Nilakantha Somasutvan and its Commentary,”2000. On-going.

66. S.D.Sharma,”Siddhanta Iattva Vivaeka: English Translation and Critical Commentary (Analysis based on modern Astronomical theories),”2000.On-going.

67. B. Rama Rao,”Editing and English Translation of Parahita Samhita- A comprehensive Treatise on Ayurveda of Medieval Period,”2000-.Did not commence.

Modern Period

1.D.M.Bose,S.N Sen  &  B.V.Subbarayappa (ed),A Consise History of Science in India ,1964-68.Published by INSA,1971.Reprint 1989.

2.S.A.H.Rizvi  &  W.H.Abdi,”Some Aspect of Indian Mathematics in 18th and early 19th century India ,”1980-83.S.A.H Rizvi obtained Ph.D. on the project from Cochin University.

3.Satpal Sangwan & V.N.Datta ,” Science and Technology in India in the Company rule ,”1980-83.Satpal Sangwan obtained Ph.D.  on the project from Kurukshetra University.The thesis is published by Anamika  publication ,Delhi1992.

4.A.K.Bag ,”Chronological National Diaryfor History of Science and Technology in India,”1981-82.Discontinued.

5.S.N.Sen ,Science Education in India in 19th  and first half of 20th Century ,1981-88.Published by INSA,1992.

6.Shabnam Shukla  &  S.R.Singh ,”Development  of Botanical studies in the 19th Century India ,”1981.Ph.D. programe. Discontinued. Shabnam Shukla  published the following :

            (i)”The Calcutta Botanic Garden : Its Establishment and Ramifications  -Robert Kyd to George King:1787-1897,” Bengal past & Present ,113(1994)26-43.

7.Durga Prasad  Bhattacharaya ,”A Survey of Bengali writings on Science and Technology,1800-1950,”1984-86.  Report  submitted.publication in the IJHS.

            (i)(with Ranjit Chakraborty & Rama Deb Roy )"A Survey of Bengali writings on Science and Technology :1800-1950 ,"24.1 (1989)-8-66.  

8.N.C. Dutta  ,”Indian zoologists and their contribution from 18th Century onward,”1983-85.Discontinues.

9.S.N.Sen  & K.S.Shukla (ed),History of Astronomy in India ,1984-85.published by INSA on the  occasion of  IAU   colloquium 91, 1985.Revised 2000.

10.S.C.Shukla   &  D.K.Agrawal ,”History of development of Soap Technology upto 19th century ,”1983-85.Report not submitted .Publ;ication in the IJHS.

            (i)"washerman and washing materials in ancient India" 19.4 (1984)314-22.  

11.S.Zafar Mahmood  & A.Rahman ,” Development of Iron and Steel Metallurgy in India (1947-82),” 1984-86.Discontinue.

12.M.C.Chaki,” History of geometry in India  in 19th and 20th Century ,” 1984-87.Complete. Report not submitted .

13. H.C.Verma   &  P.N.Singh    ,”Engineering Policy and PWD in the Victorian Age (1842-1902),”1984-85. Dicontinued

14.Arvind Kumar Sharma & B.R.Singh ,”History of Inland Fisheries,”1985-88.A.K.Sharma obtained Ph.D. from Bihar University .

15.A.Vasantha,”Biographics of Scientist ,”Vol,I,1985-88. Report submitted  

16.J.N.Sinha  & R.I.Shukla ,”Science Policy of the British in India during World war II,’1985-88.Completed . Report not submitted.J.N.Sinha  obtained  Phd from Delhi,University.

      Publication in the IJHS

      (i)”Origin of Indian Science policy :M.L.Sircar to M.K.Gandhi 1875-1935,” 27.2(1992)171-82.

17.Arun Kumar & Aparna Basu ,”Engineering education  and  public works (1906-1947),”1985-88.Arun kumar  obtain Ph.D. from DU.

18.W.H.Abdi ,”Biolography of Ramanujan ,”1986-87. Report  submitted.

19.J.N.Kapur ,” Development of Mathmitical Science  in India in the 20th Century,”1986-89. Report  submitted.

20.S.K.Chatterjee,’Calander reform in India in Modern time ,”1986-88. Report  submitted

21.K.V.Mittal,”History of Civil Engreeing in India 1901–1947,’1986-88.Discontinued

22.S.M.Sondhi & Shushila Kaushik ,” Science and Technology as a component of India’s Foreign Policy ,”1986.Discontinued.

23.S.N.Sen & SantimoyChatterjee ,”On the development of physics Astrophysics , Astronomy and Goephysics  during the period 1800-1950,”1986-88.Report published in the IJHS as supplement in volume27-29, (1992-93).

24.S.P.Ray-Chaudhary ,”History of Plant Pathaology in India,”1986-88. Report submitted.

25.A.K.Saxena & A . Vagiswari ,”History of optical Glass Industry and Optical Technology in India ,”1986-88. Report  submitted.publication in IJHS.

      " Optical glass:Its manufacturing in India:A Historical Perspective", 26.2(1991)219-31

26.S.Varadarajan ,’ Develpoment  of Mineral Industry  in India (1850-1985),”1987-88. Report  submitted.

27.S.K.Pandey ,’ History of Development  of  Neurosciences  in India with special reference to Neutrological Society  of India ,’1987-88.  Report  submitted.

28.S.D.Sharma ,”Investigation of cometary record of Indian  Tradition,” 1988-89. Did not commence.

29. Durgaprasad Bhattacharya, “Role of Intellectual and Scientific Societies during the 19th century,” 1988-90. Discontinued.

30. P.V. Sharma, “History of Pharmacy in Modern India,”1988. Discontinued.

31. R. Selvarangan,” Research Studies on History of Training in India,” 1988-89. Report submitted.

32. G. Satyanarayan, “ Diseases of Tea in India and their Control,” 1988-89. Discontinued.

33. B,M. Johri, Hundred Years of Botany in India,  1988-94. Published by Oxford University Press & IBM, Delhi, 1994-95 in two volumes.

34. Tuhina Roy,”Man’s Quest for knowledge  of Material-A decisive factor in Development  of Western Scientific Thought     -An Understanding for India Quest,”1989-90. Report not submitted.

35.K.T.Acharya ,”Food Technology Development in india (1800-1947),’;1990-91.Report published by Oxford University Prees, Oxford .1991

36.S.N.Sen & J.Sthanapati ,"History of Magnetic Studies in India (1850-1980),”1990-92.Published in the IJHS.Vols 30-31(1995-96)as Supplement.

37. A.K.Sen Sarma ,"History of past  Major Cyclones in India ,”1990-91. Report not received.

38.A.Vasantha ,”A Biography of Scientist in india ,Vol.II,”1991-92. Report received.

39.B.B.Baliga ,” Origin and Development  of Nuclear physics in India ,”1991-93. Report not received.

40.S.P.Raychaudhri,” Cultivation of Sandal Wood Tree in India –A historical Survey ,”1991-92.Discontinued.

41.K.G.Ramanathan ,”Some Aspect  of Mathamatical Works of Ramanujan,”1991-92.Discontinued due to the demise of the investigator .

42.Harkishan Singh ,’History  od Pharmaceutical Development in India during last two century ,’1994-95.Report published by Vallabh Publication ,Delhi 1998 under the series History of Pharmacy in India .

43.Santimony Chatterjee ,’Maghnad Saha and his time .A short History orf physics ,Astronomy and Allied Sciences in India in the period 1900-1946,”1992-94. Report not submitted. Published the following article in the IJHS.

            (i)"Meghnad Saha: The Scientist and the Institution Builder,”29.1(1994)99-110.

44.A.K.Chakraborty ,” Development of Astronomical Studies in Bengal in Company’s Time ,”1992-94.

45. Uma Shankari, “History of Technology of Tank Irrigation,” 1994-9.Report submitted.

46. Ashim Mukhopadhyaya, “Sir Jagdis Chandra Bose in Periodicals (1985-1985). An Anthology of Literature by J.C. Bose,” 1994. Did not commence.

47. B.S.Narsinga Rao, “History of Nutrition Research in India and the Role of National Institute of Nutrition,” 1994-99. Report submitted.

48.  S.K.Chatterjee,"History of Calendars of East AsianCountries,” 1994-96. Report not submitted.

Publications in the IJHS:

  1. (i)                  “Balinese Traditional Calendars,” 32.4 (1997) 325-46.
  2. (ii)                “Traditional Calendar of Myanmar(Burma),” 33.2 (1999) 143.60

49.   P.K.Basu,” Jnan Chandra Ghosh: Educator and Administrator,”1994-96. Discontinued

50.   B.K.Lahiri and P.K. Mazumdar , “Development of Topology in India during post

         independence period,” 1994-95. Discontinued.

51.    S.K.Mukherjee,”Evolution of Madhu Meha(Diabetes mellitus) in India during 19-20th

         century,” 1994-96. Report submitted.

52.    Jai Krishna and K.V. Mittal (ed), History of technology in India (1801-1947),

          1994. Special Monograph under printed by INSA in 2001.

53.    J.N. Kapur,”Updating and Editing of the Project entitled Mathematical Sciences in      

         India during 20th century,” 1994-95. Discontinued .

54.    D.P. Chakraborthy ,”Development of  Chemical Industries 1900-1947,”1995-97.

          Discontinued .

55.    N.P. Jaishanker, “Traditional Coconut Processing Techniques in India since

          Prehistoric times,” 1994-97. Report not received.

56.     A.K. Biswas, “Lafont, Sircar and the 19th Century Science Movement”

           1996-99. Report submitted.

57.     Satpal Sangwan, “Sciencec and Environment in India in the Age of Imperialism: ”

           A Hand Book of Source Meterial,” 1996-99. Report submitted.

58.     S.Bhattacharya, “Popular Perception of Science in colonial Tamil Nadu 1890-

           1940,” 1997-1999. Report submitted.

59.     B.M.Johri “History of Biological Science” 1996-99. Report awaited.

60.      Purnima Sardesai,”Indigenous Response to the Introduction of  Western Medicine

          in the Madras Presidency 1800-1940,” 1996. Did not commence.

61.     C.B.Palit,”Science and Nationalism in Bengal: 1876-1947,”1997-2000. Report

          received published as a book entitled Mahendra Lal Sirkar and National Science,Ratna

          Prakashan,Calcutta 2000. Publicatioin in the IJHS.

            (i)"Dr. Mahendra Lal Sirkar and Homeopathy,” 33.4 (1998) 281-92.

62.     J.J.Shah “English Translation of a Gujarati Book entitled life and works of Jaikris-

           hnabhai,” 1997-99. Report published by Chatur Bidya Mandal Trust. Vallabh

          Vidyanagar,Gujarat 1999.

63.       S.K.Jain “Botanical Archieves of  India,” 1997-2000. Report submitted.

64.      D.V.Raghwan ,S. Arunachalam, V.R Murleedhar, “Formattive Years of Space

            Research in India ; An Oral History ,”1997-98. Discontinued.

65.      S. Sriramachari, “History of Indian Council of Medical Research and its Institutes,”

            1997-98. Did not commence.

  1. 66. Harkishan Singh,”History of Pharmacy, Practices and Pharmecy Related Statutes,” 1998-2001. . Publication in the IJHS:
    1. (i)  “Pharmaceutical Society of India : The oldest Indian pharmaceutical Organisation,” 35.1 (2000) 67-76.
  2. 67.              Snehalata, “Studies on Taxonomy and Economic Aspects of Garcia da Orta’s Plants (16-20th century A.D.),”1998-99. Did not commence.
  3. 68.              Deepak kumar,”Institutionalization of  Agricultural Science in Colonial India-A Study of Madras Presidency (1853-1948),” 1998.
  4. 69.              Chandana Roy Chaudhary, “The Life and Works of D.M.Bose,” 1998-99. Discontinued.
  5. 70.              Amit Ranjan Basu,”Reconstructing a History of Indian Psychiatry:Studies in uneven Consents to a colonial Science (1850-1950),” 1999- Report awaited.
  6. 71.              Indivar Kamtekar, “Technology in Defence of the Empire: Army and Technological Change in British India  (1859-1947),” 2000- Did not Commence.
  7. 72.              Niladri Bhattacharya, “The Science of Geology in Colonial India: (1780-1950),” 2000-. Did not commence.
  8. 73.              Bhaskar Mukhopadhyaya,”For a Social History of Time: Almanacs in Bengali Modernity,” 2000-Report awaited.
  9. 74.              Smriti Kumar Sarkar,”Social Roots of Crafts Techniques: a Monograph on the Blacksmiths’s crafts of Easterns India (18-20th A.D.),” 2000-On-going.
  10. 75.              B.K.Sen ,”Growth of Indian Scientific Periodicals: 1901-1947,”2000-2002.Report published as suppliment in the IJHS Vol 37-38,2002-2003.
  11. 76.              G.S. Sodhi,”Indian Civilization and the Science of Fingerprinting,” 2000-On-going.

77.      T.V.Venkateswaran,”Geographical Imigination: Modern Geogrephy and the Popular Scientific Texts in Tamil (1830-1930),” 2000-2002. Report awaited.


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