Author: Priyadaranjan RayEditor: Priyadaranjan RayPublisher: Ramakrishna MissionYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 550ISBN/UPC (if available): N/a
The present volume is devoted to a study of India’s work in the field of science and technology. Readers will find with surprise that her achievements in this field are by no means negligible. The present volume is devoted to a study of India’s work in the field of science and technology. Readers will find with surprise that her achievements in this field are by no means negligible. There are thirty-two articles on the subject, all written by competent scholars. The articles, if not exhaustive, give a fair idea of how the Indian genius, not content with the subjective quest, has also turned its gaze on the objective world.
Publisher’s NotePreface1. IntroductionPART ISCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL INDIA2. Geographical Knowledge in Ancient and Medieval India3. Vedic Mathematics4. Post-Vedic Mathematics5. Astronomy in Ancient India6. Astronomy in Medieval India 7. Physics and Mechanics in Ancient and Medieval India8. Botany in Ancient and Medieval India9. Zoology in Ancient and Medieval India10. Chemistry in ancient and Medieval India11. Ayurveda12. Agriculture in Ancient and Medieval India13. Mining in Ancient and Medieval India14. Shipbuilding in Ancient and Medieval India15. Engineering and Architecture in Ancient and Medieval India16. India and the Ancient World: Transmission of Scientific IdeasPART IISCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN MODERN INDIA17. Mathematics18. Astronomy19. Physics20. Chemistry21. Botany22. Zoology23. Medical Sciences24. Geology and Mining25. Geophysics26. Meteorology27. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry28. Food Technology29. Atomic Energy in India: An Historical Perspective30. Nuclear Energy in India: Growth and Prospects31. Space Research32. Defense ResearchBibliographyIndex