Gaṇitānanda pp 541-554 | Cite as

Spread and Triumph of Indian Numerals

  • K. RamasubramanianEmail author


According to Menninger, it is quite probable that due to active commercial relations with India, the first Indian numerals became known in Alexandria sometime in the fifth century ad and from there they might have penetrated farther westward.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cell for Indian Science and Technology in Sanskrit, Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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