Indian scientific achievements in the early twentieth century are well known, with a number of heralded individuals making globally recognized strides in the field of astrophysics. Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers and the colonial British. He shows that from the mid-nineteenth century, Indians were not passive receivers of European knowledge, but active participants in modern scientific observational astronomy.
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Table of ContentsCover Half Title Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents Acknowledgements List of Figures Abbreviations Introduction 1. Researching the Past, 1784–c. 1830 2. Astronomy in the Observatories, c. 1800–c. 1860 3. Constructing Knowledge, c. 1830–c. 1860 4. Astronomy in the Colleges, c. 1800–c. 1860 5. Backwards and Forwards, c. 1860–1876 Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index