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We speak with Martin Gansten on his groundbreaking edition and translation of Balabhadra’s Hāyanaratna (1649), the first-ever scholarly volume on Sanskritized Perso-Arabic (Tājika) astrology. The Jewel...

We speak with Martin Gansten on his groundbreaking edition and translation of Balabhadra’s Hāyanaratna (1649), the first-ever scholarly volume on Sanskritized Perso-Arabic (Tājika) astrology. The Jewel of Annual Astrology (A Translation of Balabhadra’s Hāyanaratna) (Brill). In addition to speaking about this work, we dive into the perplexing world of Indian astrology.

This book is available open access here.

Martin Gansten, Ph.D. (2003), Lund University, is a Sanskritist and historian of religion specializing in Indic religions as well as the global transmission history of horoscopic astrology.


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