Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India (OIP)

Hardcover | July 1, 2010

byDhruv Raina

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This volume situates the historiography of science in India within a social theory of science. Focussing on several strands from the corpus of writing over the last 150 years, it examines the paradigm shift within science studies, the move away from a West-centric theory of science, and futuretrends and possibilities. The book explores ideas about the interplay between scientism and romanticism, 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 distortions of nationalisthistoriography. These ideas are analysed in the light of contemporary researches in the sociology of sciences, human sciences as well as from a global perspective.

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This volume situates the historiography of science in India within a social theory of science. Focussing on several strands from the corpus of writing over the last 150 years, it examines the paradigm shift within science studies, the move away from a West-centric theory of science, and futuretrends and possibilities. The book explores...

Dhruv Raina is Professor at the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pagesPublished:July 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Scientism and Romanticism3. P.C. Ray and Marcelin Berthelot4. The Sarton and Coomaraswamy Dialogue5. The Indian Journal of History of Science6. The Missing Picture7. Reconfiguring the Centre8. From West to Non-West9. Future TrajectoriesBibliography