JAIPUR: A Rajasthan minister known for his controversial remarks has now claimed that Indian mathematician and astronomer Brahmagupta-II (598-670) discovered the law of gravity over 1,000 years before Issac Newton (1642-1727) did.
Speaking at the 72nd foundation day ceremony of Rajasthan University on Monday, state education minister Vasudev Devnani wondered why the "fact" was not included in the academic curriculum.
"Since childhood, we have been reading that Newton discovered the law of gravity, but in reality, an Indian astronomer discovered it, if you revisit history," said Devani.
Amid criticism, the minister asked his detractors on Tuesday to read texts and books by Brahmagupta before passing any judgement on his statement. "An impression is being made that I have made a fictional statement. I would not comment on my statement. Rather, I would ask those who have expressed disbelief and shock to at least read the texts of Brahmagupta or read the research carried out on him by modern scientists," he added.
Tushar Sharma - 1 day ago
This is true. Puspak Viman before write brothers. even bicycle in south indian temples .. Bramhastra is an ancient form of Nuclear bomb ..
没错， Puspak Viman比莱特兄弟早（发明飞机）..
Muhammad The Butcher
Muhammad The Butcher - Humanity's Worst Enemey - 1 day ago
Knowledge always existed. Scientists only gave explanations to this already existing knowledge but did not discover already existed knowledge.
Hemanath C - 1 day ago
That’s a fact. But sickulars won’t buy it.