Needham's Indian Network
The Search for a Home for the History of Science in India (1950-1970)
New Delh, 2015
The essays appearing in this book attempt to create a space for the disciplinary history of science in India in the first few decades following the achievement of independence from colonial rule. The 1950s were marked by a number of efforts in nation building, in a variety of spheres, and in the present volume, Dhruv Raina looks at the role envisaged for the history of science, as it was ensconced within the science academies that played a fundamental role in the institutionalisation of science in independent India. In doing so, he effectively analyses the conditions of production of the disciplinary history of science in India.' Dhruv Raina is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University.