Stamp name:Damodar Dharmanda Kosambi
Issue date:31st JULY 2008.
Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi (July 31, 1907-June 29, 1966) was an Indian mathematician, statistician, and polymath, who contributed to genetics by introducing Kosambi's map function. He is well-known for his work in numismatics and for compiling critical editions of ancient Sanskrit texts. Dharmananda Damodar Kosambi, his father, had studied ancient Indian texts with particular emphasis on Buddhism and its literature in Pali language. Damodar Kosambi emulated him by taking interest in his country's yesteryears. Professor Kosambi was also a historian of ancient India who employed the historical materialist approach in his work. He was critical of the policies of then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, which, according to him, promoted capitalism in the guise of democratic socialism. He was an enthusiast of the Chinese revolution and its ideals, and, in addition, a leading activist in the World Peace Movement.
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