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

Dhruv Raina


The last three decades of the twentieth century witnessed a critical turn towards the theory of history and an examination of the representation and historiography of the Orient. 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 c ... More

Keywords: India, historiography, science, modernity, scientism, Romanticism, Prafulla Chandra Ray, Marcelin Berthelot

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198068808
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dhruv Raina, author
Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi