The Illustrated Lilavati

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The book that served as the textbook of math, in India, and outside, for many centuries, now presented in a graphic novel format with 106 illustrated panels. The word problems in Lilavati invoke bees and flowers, kings and gods to describe exercises in Linear and Quadratic Equations, Progressions, Combinations and Geometry. Now this ancient Sanskrit manuscript is an accessible exercise book for your children in middle or high school.

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aruna Dontabhaktuni
June 1, 2015
As if the imagery of Bhaskara's words were not enough, the colorful panels makes it a delightful read. I was apprehensive about reading a picture book in my phone, but I didn't have to squint for this one.
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Sujatha Ratnala
January 22, 2018
The Book looks very visual and interesting. Thanks for making it so accessible. Hope to solve it with the family. For the geometrical problems, did they use quadratic numerical methods or geometrical solutions?
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Suresh Parameshwar
May 31, 2015
An excellent compilation of math problems for young and old alike. The chapters are organized by subjects with trivia thrown in to keep it interesting.
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About the author

Bhāskarācārya (1114-1185) was an Indian mathematician and astronomer. His main work Siddhanta Siromani is a treatise in four parts - Lilāvatī (basics),  Bījaganita (algebra), Grahaganita (planetary motion) and Golādhyāya (spheres).

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