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The science of empire : scientific knowledge, civilization, and colonial rule in India

Author: Zaheer Baber
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1996.
Series: SUNY series in science, technology, and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Science of Empire, Zaheer Baber analyzes the social context of the origins and development of science and technology in India from antiquity through colonialism to the modern period. The focus is on the two-way interaction between science and society: how specific social and cultural factors led to the emergence of specific scientific/technological knowledge systems and institutions that transformed the very  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Geschiedenis (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baber, Zaheer.
Science of empire.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1996
(DLC) 95030116
(OCoLC)32703777
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zaheer Baber
ISBN: 0585036071 9780585036076
OCLC Number: 42854562
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 298 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Science, Technology, and Social Structure in Ancient India --
3. Science, Technology, and Society in Medieval India --
4. The Origins of British Colonial Rule --
5. Scientific Solutions for Colonial Problems --
6. Science, Technology and Colonial Power --
7. Conclusions: Science, Technology and Ecological Limits.
Series Title: SUNY series in science, technology, and society.
Responsibility: Zaheer Baber.

Abstract:

"In The Science of Empire, Zaheer Baber analyzes the social context of the origins and development of science and technology in India from antiquity through colonialism to the modern period. The focus is on the two-way interaction between science and society: how specific social and cultural factors led to the emergence of specific scientific/technological knowledge systems and institutions that transformed the very social conditions that produced them. A key feature is the author's analysis of the role of precolonial trading circuits and other institutional factors in transmitting scientific and technological knowledge from India to other civilizational complexes. A significant portion represents an analysis of the role of modern science and technology in the consolidation of the British empire in India."--Jacket.

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