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Astronomy in India, 1784-1876
by Joydeep Sen
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014
Cloth: 978-1-84893-456-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-8165-7
Library of Congress Classification QB33.I4S46 2014
Dewey Decimal Classification 520.95409033

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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