Prof. V. Krishnamurthy
In an era even prior to sundials and mechanical clocks the ancients told time by recognizing the position of stars and planets in the night sky. In this treatise Prof. Krishnamurthy presents, and in this process preserves, a rare unknown set of time delineating Sanskrit formulae which would have been lost to posterity. Also discussed in this monograph is a corresponding Tamil Tradition for the same.
V. Krishnamurthy (b.1927) was a professor of mathematics for four decades and an author of several books in mathematics. Since his retirement as the deputy director of BITS, Pilani, in 1988, he has been writing on spiritual matters and has also given numerous discourses on religious topics to Indian as well as foreign audiences. He has to his credit more than a dozen books on Hinduism and spirituality, the latest two being Thus Spake Krishna and A Primer of Spirituality.
His website www.profvk.com contains a large variety of highly read articles on Hinduism, covering fundamentals, bhakti, jnana, Vedanta, science and spirituality, translations of Sanskrit and Tamil philosophical works and also videos of his lectures through YouTube. The precision, clarity and irresistible appeal to the modern mind in all his writings and speeches go back to a rich experience as a successful communicator of mathematics during his professional life and also the spiritual training that was received from his father from early childhood. He is a recipient of half a dozen awards and honours, the latest being a Grateful 2 Gurus award by the Indic Academy.