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1. See The Oxford Companion to the Year, edited by Bonnie Blackburn and Leofranc Holford-Stevens (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 1999), p 664.
2. See M.N. Saha and N.C. Lahiri, History of the Calendar (New Delhi; Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, 1992).
3. See Saha and Lahiri, History of the Calendar (1955), pp. 252-3; also S.N. Sen and K.S. Shukla, History of Astronomy in India (New Delhi; Indian National Science Academy, 1985), p. 298.
4. Marquis Pierre-Simon de Laplace, as quoted in W. Brennand, Hindu Astronomy (London, 1896), p. 31.
5. On this see O.P. Jaggi, Indian Astronomy and Mathematics (Delhi; Atma Ram, 1986), Chapter 1.
6. E.M. Forster, ‘Nine Gems of Ujjain’, in Abinger Harvest (Harmondsworth; Penguin Books, 1936, 1974), pp. 324-7.
7. See Irfan Habib, ed., Akbar and His India (Delhi; OUP, 1997).
Amartya Sen is Master, Trinity College, Cambridge, UK. He was awarded
the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998