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New Article on Indian Planetary Exaltions by Martin Gansten

A Note on the Indian Planetary Exaltations and their Greek-Language Sources, by Martin Gansten

A close examination of the lists of planetary exaltations given by two of the earliest known Sanskrit authors on horoscopic astrology – Mīnarāja and Sphujidhvaja – solves the confusion surrounding Mīnarāja’s idiosyncratic assignment of degrees and suggests that both authors, and indeed all later Indian astrological literature, depended for this doctrine on a single, Greek-language source.

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Martin Gansten, “A Note on the Indian Planetary Exaltations and Their Greek-Language Sources,” History of Science in South Asia 8 (August 28, 2020): 77–82,

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