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By Jit Majumdar

  1. the knowledge/ science of the bow
  2. manual of archery
  3. a section of the Agni Purāņa (ca. 8th-10th century) dealing with warfare and combat techniques (A. Pur.); a similar 15th century treatise on bowmanship or archery which forms a part of the text Bŗhat Śārńgadhara Paddhati or “The Technique or Manual of the Horn Bow” by Śārńgadhara; another late compilation of similar nature said to be compiled during the reign of the 16th century Mughal Emperor Akbar; another later compilation from the 17th century attributed to an author named Vaśişţha.