Astronomy in India, 1784-1876 [Paperback]

Joydeep Sen (Author)

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ISBN: 9780822966470 | Published by: University of Pittsburgh Press | Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 282p,




Astronomy in India, 1784-1876

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Indian scientific achievements in the early twentieth century are well known, with a number of heralded individuals making globally recognized strides in the field of astrophysics. Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers and the colonial British. He shows that from the mid-nineteenth century, Indians were not passive receivers of European knowledge, but active participants in modern scientific observational astronomy.

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