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Science and the Indian tradition : when Einstein met Tagore

Author: David L Gosling
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: India in the modern world, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, India experienced an intellectual renaissance that owed as much to the influx of new ideas from the West as to traditional religious and cultural insights. This book examines the effects of the introduction of Western science into India, and the relationship between Indian traditions of thought and secular Western scientific doctrine. It charts the early  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David L Gosling
ISBN: 9780415402095 0415402093 9780415481342 0415481341 9780203961889 0203961889
OCLC Number: 74029359
Description: ix, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Science in India's Intellectual Renaissance --
Tradition Redefined --
Worldviews in Encounter --
Relativity and Beyond --
Indian Science Comes of Age --
An Investigation into the Beliefs of Indian Scientists --
How Clear Reason's Stream? --
Looking to the Future --
Appendix A: The Nature of Reality --
Appendix B: Investigation Questionnaire (Chapter 7).
Series Title: India in the modern world, 3.
Responsibility: David L. Gosling.
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Charts the early development of science in India, its role in the secularization of Indian society, and the subsequent reassertion, adaptation and rejection of traditional modes of thought. This book  Read more...

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"... splendid new book. It is very exciting and contains much more than the exchange between Einstein and Tagore....It really is a very great achievement". John Bowker, Emeritus Professor of Read more...

 
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