Science In India - Past And Present

Science In India - Past And Present

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Author: B V Subbarayappa
Several Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Edito: B V Subbarayappa
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 499
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8179912892


Nehru’s emphasis on science and technology to rebuild the nation through rapid social change is well known.

Science in India is a collection of writings from India’s leading eminent scientists and technologies as well as scholars in traditional sciences. Through these writings, not only the scientific tradition of India but also the impressive scientific and technological achievements of the country at the turn of the century are evaluated, with possible directions for future developments in science and technology.

The book aids understanding not only the changing profile of science and technology in India from ancient times to the present but also several aspects of Science and technology achievements since Independence, for which Pandit Nehru had laid a solid foundation. This compilation will provide useful reference as well as reading material to academicians, researchers, science scholars, students as well as lay readers on various facets of the development of science in India.




An Overview

Science in India: Past and Present:
A sociological Perspective

Indian Astronomy: Some Facets

Mathematics in ancient and
Medieval India

Ayurveda: Its Philosophical Foundations

Caraka’s Legacy

Surgery in ancient India

The Spread of Ayurveda outside India

Metallurgy in ancient India

Pioneers of Science and
Nationalism in India

Social Dimensions of Science
And Technology Education in
Contemporary India

Advent and Growth of
Modern Astronomy in India

Scientific Agriculture in India:
Its Growth and Food Security