Calendars are created by civilisations to give meaning to the continuous flow of time according to their worldviews. Over the past millennia, India has developed its own unique collection of many calendars for regulating its religious and cultural life. The current book presents a comprehensive account of their structure and relative importance at the present time and places them in the context of other calendars prevalent outside India. Suggestions have also been made for making some changes to bring them in line with our current astronomical knowledge. This book will be very useful to students and anyone who is curious about calendars.
Dr. Vinod K. Mishra originally hails from Chainpur, a village of the Mithila region in the state of Bihar, India. After finishing his MSc (IIT, Kanpur), he obtained a PhD from Stony Brook University, the USA with a specialisation in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. His work in the fields of Physics, Networking Science and Quantum Information has been published in various research journals. In addition, he has also authored two books entitled- "An Introduction to Quantum Communication" and "Software-Defined Networks". Currently, he is working as a Scientist in a Federal Research Institute in the United States. The current work is an outcome of his deep interest in the scientific traditions of ancient India as given in the Classical Sanskrit Treatises.