Scientific Edge: The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern Times

Scientific Edge: The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern TimesThis 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 Fanciful So Called Discoveries. I bought this book after reading The Wings of Fire by Dr A.P.J Kalam Finally, I read it after almost 10 years The book is about the historical evolution of science in India Jayant V Narlikar is an astrophysicist of great repute Naturally, his inclination for astronomy and astrophysics is uncharacteristically reflected in the book The book also addresses topics that debunk the popular contemporary myths in India, the present state of scientific institutions, etc.The author starts with actual scientific contributions of Ancient India He explains the rigour of scientific temper and how it can be used to debunk the popular myths that have crept into the collective mindset For example, he cites Shulva Sutra, which is the statement of Pythagoras Theorem People often do not fully comprehend that existence of the mere proposed statement lacks the proof of it Shulva Sutra correctly identifies and predates the statement of Pythagoras Theorem But lacks the proof of the theorem in ancient texts He also discusses the invaluable contributions of Aryabhatta I and Bhaskara II Both of them share the honour of having satellites named after them One of my favourite quote with reference to Aryabhatta I is Unfortunately, the sociology of science teaches that while it
A brilliant take on Science, Scientific Temper and need for Skepticism by an eminent Indian Scientist This book should be required reading for all Indians, especially young Indians still completing their educational degrees Some topics are a bit dated, but over
Interesting in parts

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  • Paperback
  • 216 pages
  • Scientific Edge: The Indian Scientist from Vedic to Modern Times
  • Jayant V. Narlikar
  • 14 July 2018
  • 9780143030287