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Science and the Raj: A Study of British India

Deepak Kumar


This book focuses on the development of colonial science in British India, together with its social and economic implications. It analyses the nature and working of the relationship between techno-scientific imperatives and colonial requirements by looking at the close link between science and the Raj. The term ‘colonial science’ expresses the entire gamut of the relationship between science and colonization, and aptly sums up the state of science as well as its limitations, triumphs, and failures in a colony. In some ways, colonial science represented an advance over pre-colonial science. Thi ... More

Keywords: British India, colonial science, colonization, science and technology, science education, colonial research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195687149
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Deepak Kumar, author
Jawaharlal Nehru University