The Indian civilization through the ages has had a tradition of a scientific enquiry in its progress. For science to develop, it is essential that importance is accorded to:
- Scientific inquiry
A specialty in the Indian civilization has been that, these two have been within a spiritual frame work. This scientific enquiry has been India’s contribution to world civilisation.
In the modern materialistic science there are two distinctly separate worlds.
- World of fact
- World of values
In the Indian thought, there is a clear combination of the two, values being given equal importance as to facts.
In this subject capsule Research Analysis Methodology we try to look at and see
- If India really did have their methodology for scientific enquiry?
- If yes, who are the persons who have propounded it?
- What was the step by step scientific approach?
Some of the prominent Rishi scientists who have propounded the Research Analysis Methodology are:
- Rishi Angirasa
- Rishi Gautama
- Rishi Kanada
- Kavindracarya Sarasvati
- Rishi Kapila
This Research Analysis Methodology in the Samskrt language is called as Tantrayukti.
Tantra –Scientific work, subject
Yukti – device to compose scientific work, technique
This tantraykti are the scientific enquiry methods and are a 39 step by step process. The 39 steps have been clearly delineated, among others by:
- Chakra Pandita
In this subject capsule, we look at each of these 39 methods and as to how they are an essential pre-requisite into any Scientific Research Analysis in the past and at present and how it can be used in the future also.