Science and the Indian Tradition
When Einstein Met Tagore
By (author) David L. Gosling
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Science and the Indian Tradition by David L. Gosling
Book DescriptionThis new text is a detailed study of an important process in modern Indian history. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, India experienced an intellectual renaissance, which owed as much to the influx of new ideas from the West as to traditional religious and cultural insights. Gosling examines the effects of the introduction of Western science into India, and the relationship between Indian traditions of thought and secular Western scientific doctrine. He charts the early development of science in India, its role in the secularization of Indian society, and the subsequent reassertion, adaptation and rejection of traditional modes of thought. The beliefs of key Indian scientists, including Jagadish Chandra Bose, P.C. Roy and S.N. Bose are explored and the book goes on to reflect upon how individual scientists could still accept particular religious beliefs such as reincarnation, cosmology, miracles and prayer. Science and the Indian Tradition gives an in-depth assessment of results of the introduction of Western science into India, and will be of interest to scholars of Indian history and those interested in the interaction between Western and Indian traditions of intellectual thought.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415481342
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David L. Gosling
Science and the Indian Tradition, Hardback (May 2007)
Charting an important process in modern Indian history, this book gives an assessment of the introduction of Western science into India. It is intended for scholars of Indian history and those interested in the interaction between Western and Indian traditions of intellectual thought.
Religion and Ecology in India and South East Asia, Hardback (February 2001)» View all books by David L. Gosling
Examines the part Hinduism and Buddhism could play in resolving ecological problems facing the Indian sub-continent and South East Asia. Based on extensive fieldwork and placed in the context of religious change in the region.
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Author Biography - David L. Gosling
Dr David L. Gosling is the principal of Edwardes College, Peshawar University, Pakistan, and also teaches ecology in the University of Cambridge, where he was the first Spalding Fellow at Clare Hall. He has been the Director of Church and Society of the World Council of Churches, and is the author of Religion and Ecology in India and Southeast Asia.
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