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How the world saw India

How do other people think of us? I think all of us have wondered that at some time. The answer often depends on where we are at the time. 722 kata lagi

Opinion

My "Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution" has appeared in Muslim Heritage.

I am published in Muslim Heritage.

Islamic Foreshadowing of Evolution (full article here).

Gloriously illustrated by the Muslim Heritage editorial team; so much for the common impression that Islam forbids representational art. 633 kata lagi

Religion

Aspects of Mineralogy and Gemology in Muslim Civilisation

Aspects of Mineralogy and Gemology in Muslim Civilisation

Many Muslim scholars dealt with minerals and gems and wrote monographs on the subject. The golden age of their writings was the 4th-5th century after Hijra (AH) (10th-11th century CE). 2.066 kata lagi

Knowledge Base

GRAVITY AND MOTION

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Ibn Bâjja (Avempace) fudged his measurements of motion on an inclined plane, because his belief in Allah creating a perfect universe convinced him that speed is proportional to the height from which an object was dropped. 1.181 kata lagi

Physics

Why post 12th century Indian Science declined?

In no uncertain terms, one can claim that until the 12th century, Indian science was at par or was advanced than the Western or better, the European science. 2.175 kata lagi

Popular Science

Taking a leap (second)

by Shane L. Larson

61 seconds is all it takes
For the 9 to 5 man to be more than one minute late

So goes the song “ 2.233 kata lagi

Practice

What we know of real Mughlai food

There is such a world of difference between the oily and spicy mess which is routinely passed off as Mughlai food in restaurants across the country and the descriptions left by travellers, that I spent some time looking for source books on Mughal food. 794 kata lagi

India