By Ramakrishna Ramaswamy
This publication fills an immense hole in experiences on D. D. Kosambi. For the 1st time, the mathematical paintings of Kosambi is defined, accumulated and awarded in a fashion that's available to non-mathematicians besides. a couple of his papers which are tough to procure in those components are made on hand the following. moreover, there are essays through Kosambi that experience no longer been released past in addition to a few of his lesser identified works. all of the twenty 4 papers is prefaced by means of a statement at the value of the paintings, and the place attainable, extracts from technical stories by way of different mathematicians.
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