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Conference on

History and Development of Mathematics (CHDM)
Organized by

Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit (CISTS)
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay

Indian Society for History of Mathematics (ISHM)
Under the auspices of

Science and Heritage Initiative (SandHI), IIT Bombay
Dedicated to Professor Radha Charan Gupta on the occasion of his 80th birthday

Dates: 14-16 November 2015
Venue: Conference Hall, Jalvihar Guest House, IIT Bombay


About ISHM

IIT Bombay is an internationally reputed institution that has
completed fifty years of fruitful existence. Besides being centers of
excellence in science and technology, the IITs have been accorded
broad mandate to pursue advanced studies and research in
Humanities and Social Sciences.
Keeping in line with
this mandate, the Cell for Indian Science and Technology in
Sanskrit (CISTS) was established in IIT Bombay, over a decade ago,
as a part of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department of the
Institute. The teaching and research activities of the Cell primarily
aim at highlighting the rich scientific and technological heritage of

Indian Society for History of Mathematics (ISHM), founded by
Late Professor Udita Narayana Singh in 1978, has the main aim of
promoting study, teaching and education in History of
Mathematics at all levels. It provides a forum for exposition of
ideas and experience by way of organizing periodic national and
international meetings/seminars/conferences on the work of
ancient, medieval and modern mathematicians. ISHM has also
been bringing out its Bulletin Ganita Bharati ever since its
inception. Details on the activities of the Society are available at:

About the Conference
The Conference will feature various aspects of History of
Mathematics and Astronomy, especially ancient and medieval
Indian mathematics and mathematics from other ancient cultures.
Talks, panel discussions, paper and poster presentations will be
arranged to bring out the broad scope in the study of History of
mathematics and its relevance in education, and to the society at
large. Paper presentations on historical precursors of topics
currently being pursued in various areas of mathematical sciences
will also be encouraged. Further details will be available at

Special Events
Cultural event: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on 15th November
Special lectures in memory of U. N. Singh, B. S. Yadav and Man

Local Organizing Committee
K. Ramasubramanian
S.G. Dani
K. Mahesh
Keshav Melnad
Sushama Sonak

Advisory Committee
R. C. Gupta, Jhansi
R. Narasimha, JNCASR, Bengaluru
M.S. Raghunathan, Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
S.L Singh, Rishikesh
M.D. Srinivas, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai
M.S. Sriram, University of Madras, Chennai
Jugal Verma, Dept. of Mathematics, IIT Bombay

Call for Papers
Those who intend to participate may kindly send their abstracts
(less than 500 words in PDF format) before 10th October, 2015 to
the email address The selected
participants will be informed by 15th October, 2015 so as to enable
them to complete the registration process by 20th October, 2015.

Invited Speakers (include)
Shriram Chauthaiwale
Michel Danino
Amartya Kumar Dutta
Venugopal Heroor
R.N. Iyengar
Dipak Jadhav
Anupam Jain
Clemency Montelle

Purabi Mukherji
Kim Plofker
S. Balachandra Rao
A.B. Padmanabha Rao
B. S. Shylaja
S.L. Singh
M.D. Srinivas
M.S. Sriram

Regarding Registration
Registration is mandatory for all the participants. Last date for
registration is 20th October, 2015. Please follow the application
process by going to the link

Registration Fee
Students/Research Scholars: Rs. 1000/Life Members of ISHM: Rs. 1000/Others: Rs. 2000/(For lifetime membership of ISHM: Rs. 1500/-)
The amount may directly be credited to the A/C: 028300301030038
(IFSC: CORP0000283) in favor of “Society for History of
Mathematics, India”, or through a Draft/Cheque in favor of the
above name and posted to Prof. K. Ramasubramanian, Dept. of HSS,
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai - 400076.
The registration fee has to be paid in advance by those who require
accommodation before the last date of registration. Others may
remit it at the conference registration desk on 14th November.
For any queries please send an email to
or contact Sushama Sonak: +91 9967045761 between 7.00 pm and
8.00 pm.

General Body Meeting of ISHM
The meeting will be held on Sunday, 15th November, 2015 at 5:00
pm in the conference room in HSS department, IIT Bombay. The
members are requested to make themselves available.