INDIAN SCIENCE : Will India live up to promise ?
Power Politics, 2015 February
India was the first country outside of Europe and America to take to modern science. It is exactly 120 years ago, on 1 May 1895, that J. C. Bose demonstrated his pioneering experimental results in radio physics before the Asiatic Society in Calcutta. He and his chemistry colleague, P.C. Ray, were the world’s first non-Western mainstream scientists. Similarly, C.V. Raman’s 1930 Nobel physics prize was the first one to go out of the West. It is obvious that India has not lived up to its early promise, writes scholar and scientist Rajesh Kochhar