ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Limits of Colonial Science

Tirthankar Roy Science and the Raj, 1857-1905 by Deepak Kumar; Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1995; pp xiv+273, Rs 475. THE book describes the study of science in colonial India, and conceptualises what it calls, 'colonial' science. The analysis makes implicit or explicit distinctions between colonial and metropolitan sciences in terms of their aims, contents, and above all, the mentalities of their patrons and practitioners.

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