NRODUCTION W unlike other examples of that chapter, is of an abstract nature. In order to give that example a concrete form, it is necessary to supply some such data as mentioned in verse 24. (2) Verse 24 occurs in Bhāskara II’s commentary on the Aryabhaiya' and in Govinda $vami's commentary on the Maha-Bhaskariya. At both the places it has been followed by verse 24* and the two verses taken together are treated as forming one complete example. The example has been solved both by Bhaskara I and Govinda Svāmi. Counting this additional verse also, the edited text of the Maha-Bhaskariya consists of 403 and a half verses, which are distributed over the eight chapters as follows: Chapters I II III IV V VI VIII VIII Verses 52 0 74, 64 78 62 35 28 Reading-differences. The question of deciding between differing readings of the text as encountered in the manuscripts consulted by me has in general not presented much difficulty. In my choice between alternative readings I have been guided solely by the criterion of appropriateness, My task has been simplified by the fact that the readings selected and accepted should give the correct mathematical interpretation of the text as well as should fit in the metre. Quotations from the Maha-Bhaskariya are found in other works. I have gathered together such quotations and this has helped me to verify the edited text in a number of cases. ii. 32-33. i. 52.
- Metres used in the Maha-Bhaskariya have been arranged alphabetically at the end of the Sanskrit portion.