About the Book
The present volume comprising thirteen articles cover aspects the history of science, technology and medicine from the ancient to the modern period. It focuses on the scope and cultural oriental orientations in science, history of different branches of colonial Indian. The roles of technology in cultural nationalism, the scene of plural medicine in colonial Bengal and evolution of some indigenous pharmaceutical companies have been discussed in the discourse. It includes articles on the emerging role of ‘assistive technology’ for the disabled, a critique of government policy on healthcare in contemporary India and the history of healthcare institutions in ancient India. It will be of interest to researchers and general readers.
Nupur Dasgupta, a Professor of History, Jadavpur University, is presently engaged in research on the History of Scines and Technology.
Amit Bhattacharyya, a Professor of History, Jadavpur University, is currently the Coordinator, UGC-SA
Tribute to Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray
Section A: Science under the Lens of History
Section B: Of Technology and Social History
Section C: Medicine and Society