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Concept of Truth in Science and Religion

 
K.D. Gangrade (Author) L.S. Kothari (Author) A.R. Verma (Author)
Synopsis Drawing heavily on the writings of Professor D.S. Kothari and Mahatma Gandhi, this book analyses the concept of truth in science and religion. Providing a brief biographical sketch of prof. Kothari, it contains some papers on the subjects, including one by Prof. Kothari, which explains the principle of complementarity at a very elementary level in terms of a conversation between a classical physicist and a modern physicist. The concept of identity and non-identity, as explained by Lord Buddha, has also been elaborated. Besides reproducing Prof. Kothari’s lectures and articles, the book includes reviews of Dr. Kothari’s four books, published by D.S. Kothari Centre for Science, Ethics and Education, based on his lectures, convocation addresses and memorial lectures.
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About the authors

K.D. Gangrade

Prof. K.D. Gangrade (b. 1926), Vice-Chairman of Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, has been a former Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, and Head, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi. He has also taught at the University of Manchester, U.K. and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has served the United Natioins as well in various capacities. Prof. Gangrade has 12 books to his credit. He is recipient of Samaj Gaurav (1988) from the Bhartiya Sangthan, Rashtra Ratna (1998) from Viswa Jagriti Mission, and Radha Raman Award (2000) for outstanding contribution to education.

L.S. Kothari

Dr. Laxman Singh Kothari (b. 1926) obtained his M.Sc. (Physics) degree from University of Delhi and Ph.D. degree from Bombay University. On Atomic Energy Establishement scholarship he spent about 4 yeaers at Cambridge, Oxford and Saclay (France) working on problems connected with atomic energy (1951-54). He joined the Establishment (now Bhabha Atomic Research Establishement) and served there in variuos capacities, including Head of the Theoretical Physics Group (1954-61). He joined Delhi University as Reader in Physics (1962-63) and was elevated to the prestigiuos chair of Sir Shri Ram Professor (1963-91). He has done outstanding work on interaction of thermal neutron with solids and published over 170 research papers in national and international journals. He has edited 4 book and written two more on technical subjects. He has also written 3 books in English and 2 in Hindi for school children. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and served as Editor of Publications (1975-78) and Treasurer (1989-92).

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A.R. Verma

Dr. Ajit Ram Verma (b. 1921) took his M.Sc. (Physics) degree from Allahabad University and obtained his Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from University of London, U.K. He was also awarded D.Sc. (Honoris Causa) by Banaras Hindu University in 2000. He served as Reader in Physics at Delhi University (1955-59) and as Professor and Head of the Physic Department at Banaras Hindu University (1959-65). He was the Director of the National Physical Laboratory (1965-65). He was the Director of the National Physical Laboratory (1965-82). He was Visiting Professor at IIT Delhi for three years (1982-85). He has done outstanding research work on crystal growth which is internationally recognized. While at NPL he introduced quantum standard. He has written four technical books and published over 80 research papers in national and international journals. Also he has to his credit four book,s one in English and three in Hindi on popular science subjects. Dr. Verma was awarded Atma Ram Award by the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan, Agra for his contributions. He has also received Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award for his research in Physics. Dr. Verma was awarded Padma Bhushan by President of India in 1982 for his outstanding contribution to science.

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Bibliographic information

Title Concept of Truth in Science and Religion
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 818069190X
length 228p., Tables; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History