Virendra Nath Sharma (Author of Sawai Jai Singh And His Astronomy)
Sawai Jai Singh and his astronomy
Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy pp Cite as. Believing the accuracy of his naked-eye observations would improve with larger, more stable instruments, Jai Singh reengineered common brass instruments using stone construction methods. His applied ingenuity led to the invention of several outsize masonry instruments, the majority of which were used to determine the coordinates of celestial objects with reference to the local horizon. Jai Singh established communications with European astronomers through a number of Jesuits living and working in India. In addition to dispatching ambassadorial parties to Portugal, he invited French and Bavarian Jesuits to visit and make use of the observatories in Shahjahanabad and Jaipur.
Jai Singh (3 November – 21 September ) was the Hindu Rajput ruler of the kingdom Jai Singh had a great interest in mathematics, architecture and astronomy. When Sawai Jai Singh acceded to the ancestral throne at Amber, he had barely enough resources to pay for the support of cavalry—this.
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