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India's history and culture is dynamic, spanning back to the beginning of human civilization. It begins with a mysterious culture along the Indus River and in farming communities in the southern lands of India. The history of India is punctuated by constant integration of migrating people with the diverse cultures that surround India.
The history of science is the study of the development of science , including both the natural and social sciences the history of the arts and humanities is termed history of scholarship. Science is a body of empirical , theoretical , and practical knowledge about the natural world , produced by scientists who emphasize the observation, explanation , and prediction of real-world phenomena.
Women play a key role in strengthening the dynamism of human civilization. According to Altekar , p. Moreover these parameters have tended to create a major lacuna in our perception of the societal structure that had endeavored to shape gender roles and positions in ancient India. On the other hand Jainism and Buddhism also flourished in ancient India during the same period. Women were dignified with a respectable status in early Vedic civilization. They were also honored by their participation in all the socio-cultural activities of early Indian civilization. As explained in Devi and Subrahmanyam , the value of women and the respect shown towards them was not only limited to the idea of mistress of the household, rather, women demonstrated huge potential for contributing to human civilization during the Vedic period.
Mathematics Across Cultures pp Cite as. The history of any remote ancient civilization is often surrounded by mystery and controversy. The purpose of this article is to set forth the facts and leave the reader to interpret and assess them according to his own understanding of the subject. A sincere attempt has been made to do so. Due to limitations of space, this article discusses only some of the mathematical accomplishments of only a few outstanding mathematicians of ancient India.
and Technology in Ancient India. (Vol 1 ) there is. Science and Society in Ancient. India. (). In the preface to this work he writes, ‗The.
Indian scientists are nowhere to be seen in the world you and I inhabit. This is when our modern world requires science to be integrated into every aspect of daily life. I write this with considerable impatience and one question. Do we really have the time to waste on controversies like what ancient India did or did not achieve by way of scientific discoveries?
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Citizen science with its enormous potential to democratise science and contribute to 'big' projects has gained momentum around the world in the last two decades. India with its current demographics and the level of penetration of technology has a huge opportunity to harness citizen science for the benefit of science and society. However, its growth in India has remained slow and lopsided with some sporadic projects working on a few thematic areas in mostly southern and western India. In this article, various issues are analysed that plague citizen science in India and argue that the absence of an institutional structure to support it is one of the main reasons for its underdevelopment. Further, a model is proposed for the institutionalisation taking into account various stakeholders and challenges. The objective of this model is to improve the 'ease of doing citizen science in India' and thereby making it more widespread and accessible.
Uttpal Anand. Correspondence Author: sourabhsoniplp gmail. Sourabh Soni. In its philosophical literature and the practice of dance, music, sculpture, painting, and fine arts; India has totally excelled across the world. India has a highly rich legacy of scientific ideas.
The astronomy of the age of geometric altars. Quarterly Journal of the Royal. Astronomical Society. b. From Vedic science to.
Science and Society in Ancient India. Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya. Hardbound – Out of print. ISBN [Philosophical Currents, 22] viii,