ISBN 9780198068808,Images and Contexts : The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Images and Contexts : The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India


Dhruv Raina


Pengiun Books

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ISBN 9780198068808

Pengiun Books

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780198068808

ISBN-10 0198068808


Number of Pages 248 Pages
Language (English)

General & world history

This volume situates the historiography of science in India within a social theory of science. It deals with paradigm shift within science studies, the move away from a West-centric theory of science, and future trends and possibilities. The book takes up several strands from the corpus of writing over the past 150 years and places them within the context of their times. It analyses ideas about the interplay between centre and periphery, internal and external accounts of science, creative tension between scientism and romanticism, model of colonial science and its relationship with the emergence of national science, and the distortions of nationalist historiography. About The Author Dhruv Raina is Professor at the Zakir Hussain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.