History of Science in Modern India -Part II

By D.C.V. Mallik (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Retd.) With inputs from Procheta C.V. Mallik Institution Building by Indians in India A more mundane necessity led to the spread of Western college education. The regions where the East India Company had firmly established their rule were to be administered effectively. New territories were being acquired rapidly. […]

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History of Science in Modern India -Part I

By D.C.V. Mallik (Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Retd.) With inputs from Procheta C.V. Mallik Beginning of Western Science & Education in India Background India has had a long scientific tradition going back to ancient times. Serious investigations in subjects like Astronomy, Mathematics, Medicine and Metallurgy were carried out over the centuries starting at pre-Vedic times. […]

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The Raman Effect and National Science Day

(Excerpts from the book, “K.S. Krishnan: his Life and Work”, by D.C.V. Mallik and S Chatterjee; Universities Press (2011)) Sitting under a deep blue sky, on the deck of the SS Narkunda, watching the blue opalescence of the Mediterranean Sea, Sir C.V. Raman was wondering about the mysterious qualities of light. It was September 1921 […]

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