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Research in Science

Deepak Kumar

in Science and the Raj

Second edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195687149
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081684 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687149.003.0005
Research in Science

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Although science in the metropolis had undergone significant professionalization and specialization, this was not beneficial to India's educational system. As a result, few Indians were able to participate in research activities under British rule. Research remained an exclusive governmental exercise for a long time, which had a major effect on the nature and scope of scientific research in the country. The government's excessive control of scientific undertakings naturally hampered the logical development of modern science in India. Most organizations were pressured by the government to work only along economically beneficial lines. This chapter explores the status of scientific research in British India, focusing on areas such as agriculture, geology, medicine, meteorology, and zoology.

Keywords: India; scientific research; science; agriculture; geology; medicine; meteorology; zoology

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