Evolving perspectives on science and history: A chronicle of modern india's scientific enchantment and disenchantment (1850-1980)

Social Epistemology 11 (1):3 – 24 (1997)
This paper chronicles the cycles of scientism and romanticism that structure the discourse on science and technology in India since 1850. However, it does not promise a detailed review of this enormous archive. On the contrary, it aspires to identify the principle concerns, the important interlocutors, the prevalent frameworks and contextualizes them socio-politically, in both their local and global embodiments. In historical time, as has been suggested elsewhere, the scientism-romanticism dialectic acquires diversified formulations. This review suggests that in post-colonial India there has been an attempt to situate science within culture across this essential dichotomy.
Keywords history of science  cultural history  India  science and technology
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DOI 10.1080/02691729708578826
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