Famous 19th Century Indian Mathematicians

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Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Indian Mathematicians, including Srinivasa Ramanujan, S. R. Ranganathan, Ziauddin Ahmad, Ganesh Prasad and Ramchundra.
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Ziauddin Ahmad
(Indian Mathematician)
Ziauddin Ahmad
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Birthdate: February 13, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: December 23, 1947

Ziauddin Ahmad was an Indian mathematician, logician, educationist, scholar, natural philosopher, and politician. He played a prominent role in educating the Muslims at a time when the Muslim community was in dire straits amidst the worsening political situation in the Indian subcontinent. He also played a significant role in developing the Aligarh Muslim University.

Raghunath Dhondo Karve
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Raghunath Dhondo Karve was an Indian social reformer and professor of mathematics. A pioneer in initiating birth control in Mumbai, Raghunath Dhondo Karve began the first Indian birth control clinic in 1921. He played an important role as a reformer, promoting women's empowerment and gender equality in an otherwise patriarchal society.

R. P. Paranjpe
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R. P. Paranjpe was an Indian mathematician and librarian. He became the first Indian to achieve the title of Senior Wrangler, which is regarded as the greatest intellectual achievement attainable in Britain. In 1907, he also became the first librarian of Fergusson College's Indian Mathematical Society (IMS).

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Ramchundra
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Ramchundra was a British-Indian mathematician whose work impressed renowned mathematician Augustus De Morgan, so much so that Morgan promoted Ramchundra's book titled Treatise on Problems of Maxima and Minima in order to bring his work to the notice of the scientific community in Europe.

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Ganesh Prasad
(Mathematician)
Ganesh Prasad
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Birthdate: November 15, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ballia, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: March 9, 1935

Ganesh Prasad was an Indian mathematician who played an influential role in developing the culture of mathematical research in the Indian subcontinent. Several mathematicians consider him the Father of Mathematical Research in India. He also played a significant role in the improvement of primary education in rural India.

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Bapudeva Sastri
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Birthdate: November 1, 1821
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Bapudeva Sastri was an Indian scholar renowned for his work in mathematics and Sanskrit. He is credited with translating the Siddhānta Shiromani, a 12th-century treatise written by Bhaskaracharya on mathematics. He was also responsible for publishing the translated version of the treatise in 1891.