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Book: The Jewel of Annual Astrology edited by Martin Gansten

This episode is a supplement to our previous conversation with Martin Gansten. It discusses his recent translation and edition of The Jewel of Annual Astrology, an encyclopaedic treatise on Tājika or Sanskritized Perso-Arabic astrology, dealing particularly with the casting and interpretation of anniversary horoscopes. Authored in 1649 CE by Balabhadra Daivajña, court astrologer to Shāh Shujāʿ, governor of Bengal this texts casts light on the historical development of the Tājika school by extensive quotations from earlier works spanning five centuries.

This important source is available for download at Brill’s website:

For more on Martin Gansten’s research please see:

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