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by Jayant V. Narlikar

  • Author: Jayant V. Narlikar
  • ISBN: 0143030280
  • ISBN13: 978-0143030287
  • ePub: 1743 kb | FB2: 1856 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin (January 2003)
  • Pages: 216
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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Scientific Edge: The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern Times ePub download

Dr Narlikar takes a very practical approach to the subject. He also delves on modern day fads like "Vastu Shastra" and age old ones like astrology

Dr Narlikar takes a very practical approach to the subject. He does highlight ancient Indian science that has solid proof behind it, but he firmly puts his case against all claims that are based on hearsay. Things like if Lord Ram could fly in a craft in the epic Ramayana, ancient India had knowledge about building flying machines. He also delves on modern day fads like "Vastu Shastra" and age old ones like astrology. I had no idea that the claim to "Vedic Mathematics" also was so hollow.

India has a rich history of scientific accomplishments. Above all, Narlikar raises issues that both the layperson and the scientist need to consider as India seeks to lead the world in information technology and biotechnology. In the fifth century, nearly one millennium before Copernicus, the Indian astronomer and mathematician Aryabhata theorized that the earth spins on its axis. Likewise, in the twentieth century physicist Meghnad Saha’s ionization equation opened the door to stellar astrophysics. But India’s scientific achievements have occurred as flashes of brilliance rather than as a clear trajectory of progress.

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Jayant Vishnu Narlikar (born 19 July 1938) is an Indian astrophysicist. Fred Hoyle's Universe, 2003. Scientific Edge: The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern Times, 2003. An Introduction to Cosmology, 2002. He developed with Sir Fred Hoyle the conformal gravity theory, known as Hoyle–Narlikar theory. It synthesises Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Mach's principle. A Different Approach to Cosmology, with G. Burbridge and Fred Hoyle, Cambridge University Press 2000

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This book tracks the highs and lows of Indian science across the millennia, distinguishing fact from fiction. Through a lively narrative of breakthroughs and failures, he explores the glories of Indias scientific advances adn questions the more fanciful so-called discoveries.
Unsoo
Dr Narlikar takes a very practical approach to the subject. He does highlight ancient Indian science that has solid proof behind it, but he firmly puts his case against all claims that are based on hearsay. Things like if Lord Ram could fly in a craft in the epic Ramayana, ancient India had knowledge about building flying machines. He also delves on modern day fads like "Vastu Shastra" and age old ones like astrology. I had no idea that the claim to "Vedic Mathematics" also was so hollow.

The book told me a lot of things about Indian science and astronomy, but the biggest learning I have taken is to publicly voice my opinion against superstitions and in favor of the scientific approach. I have always privately aired my views against things like astrology, vastu shastra, zodiac signs, etc., but I now intend to be more vocal about it.
ChallengeMine
Coming from an Indian Scientist of great distinction, his candid views about the overstated relevence of the rather scanty contributions from India to the body of science should make the young Indians to Shed the unjustified cloak of 'Know all' attitude and really start working on Science and Math.
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