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The paper is long, and if it is printed in full, it should be published in Philosophical Transactions. The subject of he paper seems more suitable for Proceedings and if some figures were omitted, it should be published in there. The results are 'most interesting as an independent contribution to the early history of Indian astronomy'. The paper submitted describes a Sanskrit treatise on astronomy, the Surya Siddhanta or Sun treatise, dated from the Gupta era.

Subject: Astronomy

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1891].

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26 November 1891
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3 pages

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Edwin Dunkin

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Edwin Dunkin, Referee's report by Edwin Dunkin, on a paper 'On hindoo [sic] astronomy' by William Brennand, 26 November 1891, RR/11/15, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 25 May 2024

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