ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Indian Edison

By the late 19th century colonial science was truly institutionalised in western India. However, the Indian neo-bourgeoisie concentrated on the liberal arts and ignored the importance of science. The achievements of Shankar Abaji Bhisey (1867-1935) in the field of printing technology, among many other things, in India, England and the United States must be seen against this background. Bhisey not only brought Maharashtra on to the map of world science, but also contributed substantially to changing the image of India in the eyes of the international scientific community. Bhisey who went abroad at around the same time as J C Bose and Srinivasa Ramanujan inspired the next generation of Maharashtrian scientists like V R Kokatnur.

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