Relocating Modern Science: Circulation and the Construction of Knowledge in South Asia and Europe…

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byKapil Raj

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A challenge to the belief that modern science was created uniquely in the West and subsequently diffused elsewhere. Through a detailed analysis of knowledge construction in botany, cartography, terrestrial surveying, linguistics, education and colonial administration, Raj demonstrates the crucial role of intercultural encounter and circulation.

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A challenge to the belief that modern science was created uniquely in the West and subsequently diffused elsewhere. Through a detailed analysis of knowledge construction in botany, cartography, terrestrial surveying, linguistics, education and colonial administration, Raj demonstrates the crucial role of intercultural encounter and cir...

KAPIL RAJ teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris and is a member of the Centre Alexandre Koyré for the History of Science. He has published extensively on knowledge construction through processes of intercultural encounter and is currently working on a book on the urban and intellectual dynamics of Calcutta...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 11.1 × 5.65 × 0.5 inPublished:March 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230238505

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Surgeons, Fakirs, Merchants and Craftsmen: Making L'Empereur's Jardin in Early Modern South Asia
Circulation and the Emergence of Modern Mapping: Great Britain and Early Colonial India, 1764-1820
Refashioning Civilities, Engineering Trust: William Jones, Indian Intermediaries, and the Production of Reliable Legal Knowledge in Late Eighteenth-Century Bengal
British Orientalism in the Early Nineteenth Century, or Globalism versus Universalism
Defusing Diffusionism: the Institutionalization of Modern Science Education in Early Nineteeth-Century Bengal
When Human Travellers become Instruments: the Indo-British Exploration of Central Asia in the Nineteenth Century
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index