Posts Tagged ‘colonialism’

July 29, 2013 0

The Making of Scientific, Industrial and Arrogant Europe

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  Throughout the 19th century in its encounters with the East Europe was in a learning mode. Cultural superiority and racial arrogance set in in England in the 1830s. See the power point presentation made at the 24th International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester 21-28 July 2013 http://www.slideshare.net/RajeshKochhar/manchester-27jul13

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May 28, 2009 0

SECONDARY TOOLS OF EMPIRE:Jesuit Men of Science in India (1994)

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    R.K.KOCHHAR   (Source: ‘Discoveries, Missionary Expansion and Asian Cultures’,  edited by Teotonio R. de Souza ( New Delhi :Concept Publishing Company) 1994, pp.175-183)   The arrival of St. Francis Xavier at Goa on 6th May. 1542, is an even of singular importance. He was the first Jesuit in India, and man others were […]

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May 28, 2009 0

THE GROWTH OF MODERN ASTRONOMY IN INDIA, 1651-1960

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  Vistas in Astronomy, Vol. 34, pp. 69–105, 1991      R. K. Kochhar Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore 560034, India   CONTENTS 1. Ancient and medieval times 2. Use of telescope in the 17th century 3. Advent of modern astronomy in the 18th century 4. Madras Observatory (1786-1899) 5. Great Trigonometrical Survey of India […]

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