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The making of the Indian atomic bomb : science, secrecy and the postcolonial state

Author: Itty Abraham
Publisher: London : Zed, ©1998.
Series: Postcolonial encounters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1974 India exploded an atomic device. In May 1998 the new BJP government exploded several more, encountering in the process domestic plaudits, but international condemnation and a nuclear arms  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Itty Abraham
ISBN: 1856496295 9781856496292 1856496309 9781856496308
OCLC Number: 760598209
Description: ix, 180 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Creating the Indian Atomic Energy Commission --
Postcolonial modernity: building atomic reactors in India --
Learning to love the bomb: the 'peaceful' nuclear explosion of 1974 --
Fetish, secrecy, national security.
Series Title: Postcolonial encounters.
Responsibility: Itty Abraham.

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'Uses Western archival sources brilliantly to tell a story that can?t be told from India because of the huge secrecy that surrounds the subject' - Partha Chatterjee, author of Nationalist Thought and Read more...

 
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