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The science of empire [electronic resource] : scientific knowledge, civilization, and colonial rule in India / Zaheer Baber.

By: Baber, Zaheer.
Material type: TextTextSeries: SUNY series in science, technology, and society: Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (viii, 298 p.).ISBN: 0585036071 (electronic bk.); 9780585036076 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Science -- Social aspects -- India -- History | Technology -- Social aspects -- India -- History | India -- History -- British occupation -- 1765-1947 | Tecnolog�ia -- Aspectos sociales -- India -- Historia | India -- Historia -- Ocupaci�on brit�anica, 1765 1947 | SCIENCE -- Philosophy & Social Aspects | Electronic books | Wetenschappen | Technologie | Sociale aspecten | Koloniale politiek | Sciences -- Aspect social -- Inde -- Histoire | Technologie -- Aspect social -- Inde -- Histoire | Inde -- Histoire -- 1765-1947 (Occupation britannique) | Wissenschaft | Geschichte | Technik | Kolonialismus | Indien | Gro�britannien | Technique -- Aspect social -- Inde | Sciences -- Aspect social -- Inde | Inde -- 1765-1947 (Occupation britannique)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Science of empire.DDC classification: 306.45/0954 Other classification: 30.01 | 50.01 | 15.75 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction -- 2. Science, Technology, and Social Structure in Ancient India -- 3. Science, Technology, and Society in Medieval India -- 4. The Origins of British Colonial Rule -- 5. Scientific Solutions for Colonial Problems -- 6. Science, Technology and Colonial Power -- 7. Conclusions: Science, Technology and Ecological Limits.
Review: "In The Science of Empire, Zaheer Baber analyzes the social context of the origins and development of science and technology in India from antiquity through colonialism to the modern period. The focus is on the two-way interaction between science and society: how specific social and cultural factors led to the emergence of specific scientific/technological knowledge systems and institutions that transformed the very social conditions that produced them. A key feature is the author's analysis of the role of precolonial trading circuits and other institutional factors in transmitting scientific and technological knowledge from India to other civilizational complexes. A significant portion represents an analysis of the role of modern science and technology in the consolidation of the British empire in India."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-287) and index.

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1. Introduction -- 2. Science, Technology, and Social Structure in Ancient India -- 3. Science, Technology, and Society in Medieval India -- 4. The Origins of British Colonial Rule -- 5. Scientific Solutions for Colonial Problems -- 6. Science, Technology and Colonial Power -- 7. Conclusions: Science, Technology and Ecological Limits.

"In The Science of Empire, Zaheer Baber analyzes the social context of the origins and development of science and technology in India from antiquity through colonialism to the modern period. The focus is on the two-way interaction between science and society: how specific social and cultural factors led to the emergence of specific scientific/technological knowledge systems and institutions that transformed the very social conditions that produced them. A key feature is the author's analysis of the role of precolonial trading circuits and other institutional factors in transmitting scientific and technological knowledge from India to other civilizational complexes. A significant portion represents an analysis of the role of modern science and technology in the consolidation of the British empire in India."--BOOK JACKET.

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