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    Evolving Perspectives on Science and History: A Chronicle of Modern India's Scientific Enchantment and Disenchantment (1850-1980).Dhruv Raina - 1997 - Social Epistemology 11 (1):3 – 24.
    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 (...)
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    The Introduction of Scientific Rationality Into India: A Study of Master Ramchandra—Urdu Journalist, Mathematician and Educationalist.S. Irfan Habib & Dhruv Raina - 1989 - Annals of Science 46 (6):597-610.
    This is a study of Master Ramchandra, a nineteenth-century Indian mathematician, social commentator and Urdu journalist. The contradictions manifest in his projects, it is contended, were actually the products of the contradictions manifest in the political and ideological thinking of the period. One encounters in his writings a dominant critique of the prevalent religious, social and educational systems and also a call for social transformation, wherein scientific rationality and realism came to play an important role. Ramchandra's understanding is quite close (...)
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    Situating the History of Science: Dialogues with Joseph Needham.Joseph Needham, Dhruv Raina & S. Irfan Habib (eds.) - 1999 - Oxford University Press.
    The essays in this volume place the history of science in context, especially the genre of history of science informed by Joseph Needham's ecumenical vision of science. The book presents a number of questions that relate to contemporary concerns of the history of sciences and multiculturalism.
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    Reconfiguring the Centre: The Structure of Scientific Exchanges Between Colonial India and Europe.Dhruv Raina - 1996 - Minerva 34 (2):161-176.
    The “centre-periphery” relationship historically structured scientific exchanges between metropolis and province, between the fount of empire and its outposts. But the exchange, if regarded merely as a one-way flow of scientific information, ignores both the politics of knowledge and the nature of its appropriation. Arguably, imperial structures do not entirely determine scientific practices and the exchange of knowledge. Several factors neutralise the over-determining influence of politics—and possibly also the normative values of science—on scientific practice.In examining these four examples of Indian (...)
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    Jagadis Chandra Bose and the Indian Response to Western Science. Subrata Dasgupta.Dhruv Raina - 2001 - Isis 92 (2):418-419.
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  6. Beyond Tile Diffusionist History of Colonial Science Review of The Science of Empire: Scientific Knowledge, Civilization and Colonial Rule in India.Dhruv Raina - 1998 - Social Epistemology 12:203-213.
     
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