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Gleanings of the Past and the Science Movement

Arun Kumar Biswas (Author)
Synopsis Dr. Mahendralal Sircar (1833-1904) founded the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) in 1876 which eventually produced India’s first Nobel Laureate in Science. The ‘past’ that has been ‘gleaned’ in this book corresponds to the scientific and cultural movements of the period 1869-1908. The focus of this monograph is the collection of diaries maintained by Mahendralal since 1873 and by his son Amritalal starting in 1884. Mahendralal’s interaction with Sri Ramakrishna and his disciples is a special feature of this book. His vision for the cultivation of sciences in India way ably sustained by his son, Jagadis Chandra Bose, Prafulla Chandra Ray, Asutosh Mookerjee and C.V. Raman.
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About the author

Arun Kumar Biswas

Arun Kumar Biswas (b. 1934) educated at the Calcutta University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, has been Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1963-1995) and, since 1995 at the Asiatic Society, Calcutta. An authority on applied chemistry, surface chemistry, mineral engineering, archaeo-metallurgy, history of science, and the Ramakrishna-Vivekananda literature, Professor Biswas continues to nurture concepts of archaeo-material science, futuristic emphasis on the history of civilization, and lastly syncretism of science, spirituality and the Vedantic concept of socialism (samya). His published work comprises about a hundred articles and over a dozen books that not only reflect the versatility of his academic / research concerns, but have also brought him international recognition.

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Title Gleanings of the Past and the Science Movement
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172360916
length x+441p.
Subjects History